Our quilt guild is having an interesting challenge this year! 64 crayons were dropped into a lunch sack and everyone chose a crayon without looking. Lucky me loves most colors, but I only only own “blue” jeans – I am not a blue lover. Can you guess which color I chose? Robin Egg blue – which is actually an aqua to my eye.
I have been messing for months trying to find robin egg blue fabric. Buying online is difficult because only the majority of the quilt has to be “your” color and I cannot find matching fabric if cannot compare them directly. Yup, I’m that particular and blues clash! If I’m going to make a quilt, it’s gonna look good!
So far I have selected a pattern with oodles of applique and there is a quilt show in town this week, just maybe I’ll find some fabric I love there! I have been to all the local shops, of course. Many do not carry solids anymore, just batiks! If the solid is not of a high quality, it is too hard to applique, too. I will use Kona; this is Kona 1514 – IF you can find it and I need several shades on both sides, lighter and darker.
Equilter.com has been a help. Too bad they are soooo near and yet do not have a store front so I can look around! Believe me, if they were close I would work there!!! Our guild president this year does! She doesn’t buy fabric there, however.
I found a video on You Tube that may hold my answer! It uses crayons! Go figure! This isn’t the way I’ve seen it done before; check it out and see what you think!!!!
Here is a link to Terri’s book at Connecting Threads: Creative Quilts From Your Crayon Box, by Terrie Linn Kygar. I love this site because you can see multiple pages from books here! As I am writing this, the book is on sale for 49% off – $12.50!