After shipping out my potholders this morning I was in my studio working on my Koi Pond quilt.
I decided to take the top piece off that I made on Friday. It wasn’t right and seemed to take away from the quilt rather than add to it. After that things were moving along quickly and easily.
But then I got to the point where I wasn’t sure what to do next.
So I decided to take a walk down to our pond for inspiration. The first thing I found there was the shell of a crayfish. It was as big as my hand. I suspect the Heron was back at the pond.
But then, as I was squatting on the edge of the water, I saw all the green. The pond is surrounded by green bushes and grasses.
I knew what I needed in my quilt.
Back in my studio, I had to find the right green. That wasn’t hard to do, but I only had enough to go around two sides of the quilt.
That’s when the fun really began. I found another piece of green close to the first color, then finished off the side with blue. I continued the blue along the top, balancing nicely with the same blue in the opposite corner. Then found a darker green for the top right corner.
By that time it was 8 pm and I heard Jon yelling to me that it was time to eat.
My Koi Pond quilt is sold.