Good afternoon from Muggy South Texas! Yup from freezing to the 70’s. Tomorrow will be shorts! I THINK I am back to normal other than the nagging Flu cough and getting over Sciatica! When my house cleaner quit 2 weeks ago I just was not in the mood to worry about it – and lo and behold – I put a small ad in our small paper and I now have a new house cleaner – Starts on 1 Feb! Good things coming my way!
This week I wanted to work on Regatta (one of my January goals) and I did so. I am not sure, but I think this quilt top qualifies as a Modern quilt, something I never thought I would make. But I needed something to get me back to my passion and this was an easy one to do and yet feel the sense of accomplishment! I have been looking at the Regatta quilts being made and I thought, hum, I did not want to make one with the same color family, so I went through my stash and found some Aurora Lights RJR fabric from 2003. I remember so well when I purchased these. We were visiting friends in Georgia, and my friend and I went to a great quilt store and fell in love with the fabrics. At that time I was beginning to applique more and more and wanted to use the gradation fabric for flowers. But alas, the fabrics have been patiently waiting for that to happen and it did not. I moved on to different things such as batiks and now reproduction fabrics.
So here is my first finish for 2018 – something to get me started for my 1 February 2018 New Years Day.
I cut 2 1/2″ strips of the Aurora Lights and used Nancy Crow by Henry Glass (another one of the fabrics I fell in love with) because I do not purchase a lot of jelly rolls. The original color I had selected did not appear to work out as I had planned. I am so thrilled that I went to my older stash and found the Aurora Lights. I did not want to cut the fabric like the pattern stated and have a lot of waste, so I auditioned each of the 8 pieces of fabric I had in the Aurora’s and selected the border fabric based on the fact that it has all the colors that are in the quilt!
I think this quilt would also fall under an RSC Challenge quilt!
I am now a Happy Quilter!!!! Have a great week-end.