After a scorching summer complete with drought, we finally had some rain this week. You would think that after the heat, I would also welcome the much cooler temperatures that came with the rain, but it's unseasonably cool. Aren't I picky? Too hot! Too cold! Sigh. I'm sure things will warm up again for a few weeks at least but right now, it definitely feels like fall outside.
I love fall, but early September is too soon! I have decided to hang on to summer just a little longer and bring some fresh bright blooms into my sewing room. The blooms in my garden are definitely done, as I gave up trying to keep thing watered, but here are the raw materials for the sewing room garden.
I'm not sure if all those fabrics will make the cut. At the store, I couldn't find the right fabrics to quite match the picture in my mind. It was hard to rethink the colour plan on the fly, so I ended up buying a little more so I could play around a little. I'm not sure about including the bright blue, but the light aquas would be very bland on their own against the red. I could use only the red, and maybe pink prints, but that might be a bit too much red for me. I'll make blocks and see how they all play together.
I made a sample block with scraps.
It needs a little tweaking. I think the leaves are a little distracting, so they need a little work. I'm getting closer to a final design. I may make enough progress to share more next week.
I'm off to sew! Have a good weekend!