Two long days later, I had gone through most of the boxes/bins and most of the rest of the room (except I forgot the upper closet). But, it was organized (more or less!) and I'd found only a few more unfinished projects. With a clean work area, I was itching to start on my latest obsession, the Roseville Album quilt by Kim McLean.
A bunch of talented quilters are making this quilt (or other quilts by Kim McLean) over on the blog, Glorious Applique, and I just couldn't resist joining them. I spent several days in careful deliberation about my background--these were the final contenders with some of my leftover scraps from the Bordered Diamond quilt:
|Peach, Water, Sky, and Magnolia Spots (Kaffe) and Scribbles by Patrick Lose (Kauffman)|
I initially wanted to use a black and white spotted background, but they all seemed too overpowering. The one above had potential since the black was softer, but the overall cast of the fabric seemed too cream-ish for the bright Kaffe colors. The Peach Spots seemed too strong for the pinks I planned to use. I liked all of the others, but in the end decided blue (Sky) would be most versatile for the fabrics I have and tend to use. (I also really wanted a lavender, but couldn't find it, and the blue is close!)
So despite all the unfinished projects around the house, I ordered the background fabric, the pattern, and a few more fabrics for this and a couple other projects, as well as doing a bit of shopping while away, and so had some lovely fabrics to play with when I got home.