2011-07-21

Big Plans and Earrings

At the Moda Bake shop they're doing a Christmas in July theme. Nothing that interests me too much but a quilt by Angela really caught my eye, especially when she went and posted it in this version.

It's RAINBOW! and the perfect way to use not-exactly-coordinating-but-not-mismatching fat quarters. Today I dragged my entire fat quarter stash went through it. And came up with this.

I think I like the color pallet I maybe have to switch it around some more still and figure it out. I think though the real make it or break it of this quilt will be the background color I pick. Anyone have any suggestions? Based on the pic in my back stairwell I don't think white is the right neutral to do it with. My first inclination is to use grey. But that is because I really like the color grey so I am biased.

The more I think about quilting the more I'm getting excited for it. I finally sent the check to my sewing machine repair guy so I can replace the part that broke!
Right now though it is too hot to think about ironing. (an important part of quilting) The heat index has consistently been over 100 degrees lately. Usually averaging about 105. My roommates new favorite website is The Fucking Weather which is kind of all sorts of awesome. The point is it is way too hot to play with a hot machine, especially one that spurts out steam.

My favorite part of quilting is the large amounts of fabric and color that can go in one quilt. If I put that much different yarn in a sock it would look a little silly. But for fabric I think this is the perfect amount.

Have you noticed my problem yet? Look closely... How about this side?
I only have two purples. I need three... Does someone have a purplely-lavender fat quarter they'd be so kind to pass along? I'll trade you? I'm also looking for another yellow and green because a few of them I would like to switch out.

Which brings us to the second part of this post. Over the winter I decided (or rather was just too lazy to keep studs in) to let the piercings in my ears close. I didn't get them pierced until I was 18 and found them to be a hassle more than anything else. So I've decided that I should pass my earrings on to someone that would actually use them. Or repurpose them. I'm not picky just so
long as they are put to good use. Here is the lot.
(Promised to someone)





(Promised to someone)

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If you're interested leave a comment, contact me on ravelry or twitter, email. There are a lot of ways to get in contact with me!

These aren't all of them. I am a collector of stuff. So I will post more later. But if something catches your eye let me know! Surprised by the lack of rainbow earrings?

5 comments:

S. said...

Bring the butterflies, rainbow hearts, and striped stars home. I can make them into necklaces.

Woollynn said...

I like the gray idea. I would use a gray that had some sorta of soft cream design on it to make it a little more engaging.

Kate said...

That's a great quilt idea! I agree about the ironing right now, though.

I wish I was home. I could send you heaps of lavenders. I might be visiting home in late August. If I do, I'll ask if you still need lavenders.

I would turn the 5th earrings down into stitchmarkers in a heartbeat (the ones that are kind of like hexagonal pies, with curlycues all over them). These:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-66maVdpxC6c/Tie9VVJF44I/AAAAAAAAAPE/miAbVugjuMc/s1600/DSC02804.JPG

Contessa said...

Can I claim those earrings in the second and third photos???? I could certainly repurpose them!

pinkundine said...

I think grey would work great as a background (but then I love grey too!)