Today is going to be a good day around the QPD. One of my younger sisters is here for a visit. She drove down last night while I was at work and spent the evening watching movies and playing with the dogs.
Today we have fun adventures planned that include a shopping trip (grocery) and meal prepping for the week. Maybe we will swing by the fabric store just for the heck of it, who knows.
A few projects are in the works at QPD, including an upcoming pattern.
This week has been primarily focused on color selection and placement. I wanted to try something other than whites/creams for my background fabrics so I auditioned a gray.
I’m not convinced there is enough contrast so I tried it in grayscale to see.
Nope. Not enough contrast at all. White/cream neutrals it is! The gray will be put to use somewhere else.
For comparison, here is a grayscale picture with an off white fabric instead.
It’s a good thing I enjoy working with neutrals!
I have some other, non-quilt projects coming up. One of them is using recycled items to make dog toys for the department K9. They are used during training and tend to wear out fast. I have a retired bite-sleeve that I’ll be working with, and also plan on asking local fire departments how I can get my hands on old fire hose pieces.
I’ll try and get pictures of the dog toy project as I go along. The material is VERY thick and coarse so it will be a challenge to work with.
What are some non-quilt projects on your list? Do you have experience working with fire hose as a fabric? Let me know in the comments.
Did you get a chance to look at yesterday’s blog post? I was able to get the free pattern for “Breadcrumbs” up on the site. Getting the top basted and quilted is looking a lot like a February project. I have several that are in the finished top, not quite a quilt stage. I think February will be the month of basting and quilting. Binding? Not so much.
What projects are you leaving undone? February is a short month, can we make it the month of doing things we’ve been putting off?
Let’s find out. Until next time, thanks for reading.