Last weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with Sue Ross. The fun started Friday night with a trunk show. Sue's quilts are stunning, her fabric and colour choices fantastic. Each quilt held up was more gorgeous than the last. There was very little talk, unless you count oohs, aahs and mmms as speech.
I couldn't resist buying this piece of fabric.You can guess which colour I was drawn to. I've always had a bit of a 'thing' for furnishing fabric - there probably aren't very many fabrics I don't like.
I'm thinking a medallion quilt at the moment, but who knows!
The quilt we worked on was Strawberry Stars. This quilt combines Kaffe Fassett and A Day in the Country fabrics as well as others. It's a lovely bright and pretty quilt. So what fabrics did I choose?
There are no prizes for guessing! For me, this is the 'I don't have to think hard about it option'. I feel safe and comfortable working with these colours.
I managed to finish 3 stars over the weekend using a combination of hand and machine piecing. And while I'm on my way to another red and white quilt I can't help wishing that I had tried a colour combination outside my comfort zone.