While I love color, there are certain colors that appeal to me more than others. For over two decades my favorite colors have been violet and teal. I've made a lot of quilts in other colors, but when I come home, it's to the heavenly shades of violets and teals that comfort my soul--with some blue/yellow in the kitchen because I love those colors, and they're great for a kitchen.
A short while ago, Missouri Star Quilt Company featured Robyn Pandolph 10" inch squares that were so reminiscent of the homes of elderly ladies I admired when I was a child, that I knew I needed to design and make another quilt that honored those lovely women and brought some of those colors into my home--even if they don't blend all that well with the rest of my decorating.
Here's a glimpse of the fabrics in the set of ten inch precuts. I figured the colors were probably not true on my computer screen and guessed they would be a bit dustier in tone, which they are. I also thought I wanted the plum or rose large florals for borders. The only large floral in stock was the gold, so I settled for that one, but put the other two on my wishlist at Missouri Star.
A couple of weeks ago, I received an e-mail notice that those fabrics were now in stock.
So what I did was order a couple of yards of each.
No, I haven't had a chance to design or piece anything with them--but I'm fondling them.
Yes, they are delightful; however, one of my Georgia friends ordered the same pre-cut and was disappointed. I think it's the inspiration of all those lovely ladies that makes these fabrics speak to me.