Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along: In the Pink

All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
-Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887

Blog browsing is dangerous. Especially when you haven't slept well the night before. I resisted for as long as I could. But I found one of those projects that just spoke to me and my resolve crumbled after about 12.2 seconds. I joined the p.s. i quilt: pinwheel sampler quilt along. I love Pinwheels and Rachel's sampler looks like so much fun!

I have so many projects going. And I kind of made a rule for myself that I wouldn't start anything new until I finish my Twilight quilt. I looked at Rachel's post and her quilt and imagined different color schemes for it, considering a rainbow of possibilities, including a red, white and black combination. But when I remembered this FQ in my stash, I decided that I had to do the quilt in a pink, brown and ivory color palette. This great calico is In the Pink 2 designed by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass & Co. Do I sound like an ad? Well, I love this fabric. I picked up the pink fat quarter and had to have it. I've already been browsing the shops on-line and have found some more for the back of my quilt at a really good sale price (have I mentioned that I love to find a great deal?)

When I bought the pink, it looked vaguely familiar, like an old friend. I got it home and discovered that I'd previously bought a yard of the coordinate in brown.

Upon deciding to join the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along (just this morning), I pulled the Buggy Barn fabrics from my stash. They were slated for use in another project, but that project won't miss them at all. I also pulled a couple of other pinks and browns; Lakehouse Dots, a Robert Kaufman and a Calico from, dare I say it?, JoAnn's.

I'm so looking forward to this quilt! Thanks, Rachel!


coley said...

can't wait to see it!

Quilt Nut said...

love the fabrics. pink and brown are one of my fav color combos