The weather outside is positively overcast, oppressively humid, and incredibly dreary. But I’m enjoying a lovely, cool, Sunday afternoon inside my studio cutting these luscious melon-colored, batik fabrics. For what, you might ask? In preparation for constructing a brand new mystery quilt I’ve designed for the 2012 AQS Quilt Show in Lancaster, PA. I admit, I’m in love — seriously in L-O-V-E — with this fresh, slightly contemporary take of an Amish inspired design AND these glorious batik fabrics. I’m calling my new design, “Almost Amish Star Chain” and it would be equally stunning with either a light background as shown (the photo above washed out the color of the delicious minty-green background fabric) or with a dark background, as shown below.
Six fabrics, in values from dark to light. Or visa versa.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy.
I can’t wait to be an instructor at the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show next year. It will be like going home again for me. Hopefully, I’ll see some familiar faces and old friends next year. So if you’ll be anywhere along the East Coast in March 2012, my goodness…. I hope you’ll sign up for a class or two and come and see me. We’ll have a great time!
Enough blogging for now. Time for me to get back to writing the pattern instructions as I stitch the delectable, melon-inspired, Almost Amish Star Chain quilt from these sumptuous fabrics. Just think of it this way: It’s time for me to go “ravel” a mystery so some of you can enjoy the fun of unraveling it — step by step — next March. Oooohhhh….I can’t wait!