True Blue is heading into the homestretch. Yesterday the remaining basting pins were removed and that means I am heading for the border. Three straight rows of stitching should do it. And at this point, I'm ready for straight rows of stitching. And a new shiny straight needle.
In the meantime, something new flew up onto the design wall. I'm using up scraps I have on hand and before I knew it I had the making of a new quilt. I selected colors that were a bit reminiscent of an old rose garden I strolled through recently. Not so much a literal translation, but rather a focus on the earthy parts, like moss and bark, shady nooks, sunny spots, iron and wood structures, soil and sky, water and stone. Like this . . .
Well, that's the path I started down. But the addition of plaid tends to point toward fall. And once I introduced the red apple print (because it needed a cornerstone accent), it was all over. The whole thing just zoomed right past summer and went straight into autumn. Like this. . .
It happens. I'm not entirely disappointed with it though. I'm just not mentally ready to stitch up "Autumn" before summer has arrived. So I'll be putting this away for awhile and might make another attempt at the old rose garden theme after I finish other projects I've started. Yes, there are others poking out of baskets. Along with more hexies. Can't stop. They're like candy.