HANDQUILTING ON MY LATEST COMMISSION is going well, so well that I decided to spend studio time working on something new. I recently reorganized the c.o.m.b. and found fabrics which my sister brought back from Amsterdam a while back. I strip-pieced 3" widths to some cream fabric from a long time ago, anchored the blocks with a leftover funky green from Midsummer and suddenly I had a 11 blocks:
I haven't decided on the setting - perhaps on point - but whichever way they go, I'm pretty sure I will alternate the blocks with larger cream squares.
The blues are telling me to add some orange and I think I will, perhaps as a slim 1" interior border. I have quite a bit of orange from Midsummer as well. It's an abstract tone-on-tone print but I think if it's cut small enough, it will work.
So I was pretty happy when I left the comb on Monday, having gone in there at 7:30 in the morning with absolutely no plan in mind, just coffee cup in hand, and rediscovering some forgotten fabric. I guess I was channelling The Netherlands when I learned later in the day that Queen Beatrix was planning to abdicate the throne in favor of her son, Willem. Supporters of the crown wore orange, the color of the royal family, and just about everyone was having a good time.
Had I pieced some blocks in a King's Crown pattern, I think I would have hung up my needle and bought lottery tickets or become a fortune teller or something as I was definitely picking up some vibe, somewhere. What shall I call this quilt? It's All Yours, Baby?
It's late. Forgive me.
Anyway, I picked a fortune just for King Willem and his wife, Queen Maxima:
Do not worry about holding high position; worry rather about playing your proper role.