This morning Thelma was musing about her next project. She was in the mood for brown. Brown is so versatile. Or perhaps even fickle. One season we'll see her with pink, and then a couple of years later, with aqua. Presently she seems to be hanging out with red.
I'm a bit intrigued by how a particular color combination will kind of take over the quilting universe for a bit -- the nearly-over red and aqua craze has been in vogue for a couple of years now and is one I've easily resisted.
As you can see, I caved on brown and pink -- Neapolitan is still one of my favorite flimsies and in a few years I'll get it machine quilted for Caroline's bed. I did my time with brown and aqua and, in fact, the flimsy I made is going to the machine quilter's on Wednesday. And I couldn't resist brown and red, either. Oh, brown! Who will you be hanging with next?
Thelma's post got me thinking that I'm in the mood for brown again, too. (I must be -- I just noticed that I'm wearing brown pants fercryinoutloud.)
The other day someone from the White Oak crowd asked me what I was bringing (yes, we're going in just three weeks). I didn't know. I'm so focused on finishing up WISPs. And, of course, there's the vow not to buy new fabric for new projects until they are well under control. So I was thinking about taking some WISP or another.
But this morning Thelma spoke of brown. And I thought about the collection of brown FQs and cream FQs I built up with one specific project in mind. And I thought about brown with pink, aqua, and now red, and decided that before she takes up with orchid (you heard it here first), I'm going to begin that project. Yes, it is the long-anticipated SITP. Here's a picture of one I've always admired, from my friend Amy's blog. At White Oak. In three weeks.
I just love it when everything comes together like that.