|Ready To Sew... Maybe|
|Tabby Road Collection FQs|
|See How My Red and Navy "Solids" Have Subtle Plus Signs On Them?|
As my design wall was filling up with these bright, happy triangles, I was getting so excited -- this top should sew up fast, and won't it be fun to quilt on the longarm machine?! And yet, misgivings began to creep in.
|"I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me"|
|Tula Pink - Tabby Road - Cat Eyes - Strawberry Cooler|
I hear Rockwell and Michael Jackson singing "Somebody's Watching Me" in my head and it's giving me the creeps!
Clearly there are too many eyeballs on this quilt, and some of them have to go. The Tabby Mountain pattern uses all but two of the 25 prints in the Tabby Road collection, and for some reason the designer chose to use all four colorways of the creepy eyeball print and only three of the four colorways of the Disco Kitty print, which is my favorite.
|Disco Kitties! Love!!!|
So instead of starting to sew my rows together, I've been digging through my stash and auditioning possible fabrics that I could swap out for the remaining Cat Eyes. When all of the fabrics in a quilt are from the same fabric collection and you want to just replace a few of them, it's a lot trickier than coordinating fabrics for a scrappy quilt where all of the fabrics are very different. For this quilt, I need my replacement prints to be the right colors in the right shades, but I also think that the prints need to have the same level of detail and the same "feel" as the prints in the Tabby Road collection, and I need to balance the visual weight of the new print with the mix of prints already on the wall. You know, scale, value, big floral type versus geometric, stripe, or dot... The other consideration, now that I'm no longer following directions and I'm back in charge of artistic direction, is that I don't have any little girls in my life right now and I don't want this quilt to look too juvenile. We want to have fun with our bold, brightly colored kitties, but not Romper Room fun, if you know what I mean.
|Tabby Road Fur Ball Fabric in Strawberry Tangerine|
|Kaffe Fassett Collective, Roman Glass and Paperweight Prints|
I've got a dress rehearsal this afternoon for Monday's VOX Martin Luther King, Jr. concert, singing at three church services at Christ Providence tomorrow morning so I probably won't be back in my studio again until Sunday afternoon. I'll see how I feel about it then.
Well, it's now nearly 1 PM, my dress rehearsal starts in an hour, and as my husband pointed out to me, I'm not dressed yet. Which means this blog post has finally reached
THE ENDPS: I'm linking up a day late with all my favorite Friday linky parties:
- · Finish It Up Friday at www.crazymomquilts.blogspot.com
- · Whoop Whoop Fridays at www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
- · Finished Or Not Friday at http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/