Friday, February 4, 2011


The next challenge for our art quilt group, Challenging Ourselves, is a palette:  orange, purple and blue, with orange predominating--a requirement I'm not too worried about.  I expect the orange to predominate on its own without any help from me.  In my experience, even a little bit of orange will do this quite decisively.  I wasn't too hopeful that I would have very much in my stash that I could use but just a few minutes of searching yielded some very pretty sky and water blues, soft lilacs and lavenders and oranges in many shades, tints and values.  Thanks so much to my beautiful daughter Erin for the fibers, yarns and beads.  See those lampwork beads in orange and royal blue (University of Florida Gators colors)?  She made those and if she doesn't want me to use them, she needs to say so now.   As I arranged these bits and pieces, a plan began to form.  Happily for me as I'm not one to wait until the last minute when there is a deadline. The date for revealing these pieces is, I believe, March 31. 

Thank you, Bern, for this palette and for being such a good sport and taking some teasing.  Actually, I'm enthusiastic about it and planning to do a respectable job of it!


  1. Judy awesome...I too went to the store and got some paint chips in these colors and suprisingly some of the shades do look nice together. Thanks for the peek, have fun.

  2. Your so right, this is a teaser, and Bern is a good sport.

  3. Your pieces that you gathered up, look great!
    I think this is going to be fun to play with. Makes us think way outside of the box. And that is a good thing.

  4. Glad you girls like the challengs.