Not my usual colors! I am making a small bag and wanted to use colors that I know the recipient loves.
I was surprised at how many great red and black fabrics I had in my stash. Mostly small pieces, but when you are only cutting 1 1/2" squares, it doesn't take much! But the fabric that clinched the project was the black and white butterfly fabric I found at Hobby Lobby.
How pleased I was to also find some nice variegated threads to match!
I did a little sketch of the project in my journal. It's not nearly as big as my green bag, but should be just right for the recipient!
I've also been thinking about a new large project. Ever since I finished the Bunnies and Bluebirds bag, I've been thinking about doing a small quilt using a similar design. Something tactile and cozy to snuggle up with on cold evenings. Something functional that's not meant to be hung on a wall and observed from a distance, but rather something to be experienced! I'm thinking forested borders, bunnies and bluebirds, a few hearts and corners with four seasons of trees. The blocks will be pieced like the green bag and have lots of texture and stitching. The block borders will have vining leaves.
Can't wait to get started ~ after I catch up on a few unfinished projects!