Radiant Orchid step 1

I was so excited to see Ms. Mucho in person last weekend.  It was a good night of wine drinking and taco eating as all the best nights are.  Things were going well right up until we were leaving and she said “so, have you started your quilt yet?”  Uhhh, no.  Well, I guess “yes” if you consider buying fabric starting. Which I don’t. So with that reminder I went ahead and started cutting.  56 squares in various ‘radiant orchid’ colors.  56 white blocks to sew into the colors.  111 plain white blocks for spacing and background.  Arg.  I watched an entire terrible movie while lining up 2 3/4″ over and over.  And really, Jeremy Renner, Hansel and Gretel is waayyy beneath you.  

Of course I had to gloat because I’m charming like that:

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Radiant Orchid Quilt Challenge… let’s do this thing

My good friend Ms. Mucho let me know about the Pantone Color of the Year quilt challenge happening over at On the Windy Side.  I cannot resist.  This color is not in my normal palette but I care not. I have an idea, I have fabric and I’m one binding away from needing a new project  That is if I can find my walking foot (where did you go walking foot??)

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The plan involves a simple pattern, a little embroidery, and a whole lot of speed.  Entries are due in March and we all know I’m not the speediest.   I have bought fabric (shopping is easy part), come up with a pattern and plan (that’s the second easy part), and now to the doing (ai ya). One, Two, Three, Four, Let’s GO!