The evening was still young, so I decided to get started on a new project, starting with this:
This is a jelly roll of "Heart's Content" that my husband gave me. Being a bonafide "jewel tone gal", these earthy colors are not my usual playground, but I was willing to go with it. If the hubby is willing to go outside his comfort zone by stepping foot into a quilt store, then I am happy to work outside my comfort zone with a new color palette.
I was at the fabric store one day recently, when a fabric with all the colors from this jelly roll caught my eye. I didn't have the jelly roll with me, so I wasn't sure, but I bought a piece of it for a possible border.
Compatible Color Combo
Time to break open the jelly roll:
I love it when you unroll the jelly roll and all the possibilities come tumbling out.
I decided to use the jelly roll to make a Mini Lotus pattern by Jaybird Quilts.
I pulled out a few additional fabrics that were in the stash, and thought about how I might add a row or two to the original pattern so that I could use more fabrics. (The Math Geek in me likes any excuse to pull out the calculator.)
I decided not to cut into anything on Friday night because I learned the hard way not to rotary cut when you are tired. This morning I got all the jewel shaped pieces cut out:
and a whole bunch of little triangles.
This is where I'm at right now. I'm not quite sure yet if the border fabric will work. It might be a bit too bright, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.