I've now gotten 75 string diamond blocks done out of the 200 I need. that's enough for 3 arms of my lone star, not that I've started sewing them together yet. I've been thinking of turquoise as the background, but I might need to go with orange or yellow to keep it from being too dark. Or maybe I just need to put more yellows and orange into the blocks. Decisions, decisions.
The more blocks I get done, the more I love this project. Which is a good thing I suspect. Which is not to say I wouldn't have a whole lot of fun with these blocks doing some other project. I think I'll have to make extra blocks just for that.
I wish I had more of this particular turquoise fabric - it's by Bali Fabrications, which doesn't appear to be making fabric anymore. sob. They were my absolute favorite. Gorgeous intense hand-dyed fabrics that were soft and easy to hand quilt through (as compared to a certain other batik company that starts with the letter H).
My order of fabric arrived from eQuilter yesterday - wooohoo! So incredibly dangerous, but I didn't do toooo much damage. Got some lighter-toned fabrics which I'm already throwing into this quilt. And believe it or not, I bought two brown fabrics. Brown. They were by Bali Fabrications so I figured had to get them while I could. They are most definitely NOT going into this quilt.
I have a list of links and books and movies for you, but once again I am going to blow that off to go sew instead. I leave you with this picture of Pokey, who most definitely is not supposed to be sleeping on top of my craft drawers and especially not on the unfinished Humility Quilt top. And yes, my place always looks this messy.
It is horribly gray and gloomy and raining here. One forecast said snow tonight - eeeeek. I'm trying to avoid going out in it, but I'm running out of food. Good thing the Italian take away two doors down is open. I hope. Penne Risi et Bisi is calling my name.