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ALYoF – March

I’ve been trying this experiment this year, where I’ve stopped participating in swaps, bees, and other obligation sewing. On one hand, this means I’ve done a lot more design work, which I’ve really enjoyed.

On the other hand, I’ve pretty much stopped sewing, which I’m a little sad about.

So I thought I’d give myself a little impetus by participating in the Lovely Year of Finishes for the month.

improvquilt

Β There are about a billion things I want to make, but I think my goal should be to at least complete the top of the quilt Eli and I are working on for his grandmother. I sort of petered out after coming up with the design (the bottom one shown above) because I’ve been waffling over colors.

deborah-hurd-familiar-tune-palette

Since the design is inspired by jazz and New York City, I want colors that compliment that idea. To me, both are fairly well represented in this painting by Debra HurdΒ which I ran through Palette Builder. That’s an awful lot of colors, so I might pare down a bit. I want the majority of the strips to be greyscale, with bursts of colorful improv here and there.

Hopefully I can get the top completed by the end of the month. Improv is fast…right? πŸ˜‰

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