Well, I’ve started Rosette #2 of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-A-Long, originated by Katja Marek. We even have our own Facebook Group (link is also on Katja’s page), and now I’ve found something I can post there, having stopped putting anything personal on Facebook once one of my very scary students found me (getting past all the privacy controls, because we all know how Facebook loves to play with our privacy controls!). Now there are nearly 3,000 people on this group, and I think a lot of them are actually doing this, not just Looky-Loos.
I’m basing the colors in this quilt on our trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, where we traveled last year. The colors range from the greens and yellow-greens to the blues and indigos.
There was also aqua, and turquoise. It was a beautiful place, and we loved hiking throughout all the lakes and waterfalls one afternoon.
Oh, and white and sound and green and water and trees and browns and rocks and everything. What a place! I had a hard time with that second round, trying out multiple bits of cloth where the yellow with dots ended up. It just needed a lift, a happy spot that wasn’t too ornate or over-done with pattern. Sometimes the eye needs a rest. Even if I am making a quilt based on Plitvice.
So this was Rosette #1, where I went for the blues.
Okay, one more time for the beginning of this green/yellow-green rosette. I’m thinking violets/blue-violet/indigo for the next. It took me a while to get going on this again, as I actually had to do some housework, and some cooking, and some grading.
Then there was finishing up the circle block for the April 1st post–it’s our tenth! and I loved making it. I
moaned mentioned to my sister that I hadn’t been very productive lately in the quilt department as I wanted to be, and yet I realize that these hand-pieced quilt blocks do take some time in the designing, and making. So I guess I haven’t been a total slacker, but there are days that I would like to clone myself, and knew which part of my life I’d be doing, while the poor clone would be stuck with a mop or a grading pen. Oh, and I’d also be reading blogs, to see what you are all up to!
It’s been a lovely week of Spring Break here, and the weather is a bit too warm for March but the wonderful side effect is loads of flowers on all our bushes and trees, so that made me want to work in rosettes again, too. School starts again Monday, then a stack of papers comes in a week later. Where’s that clone, now I need it?