Now it will be no surprise to anyone who has been here more than a couple of times that I am a bit of a turquoise freak. I will pretty much add turquoise or aqua to anything I can; the current Hexie bag for instance, the choices for that were a no-brainer!
But now I think I have another colour to rank along with 'orange' on my 'New favourite colour that if you'd asked me 6 months ago I would have hated' list!
Purple is not one of the colours that I normally consider using when making something for myself. Twin 1 tends to get purple as an alternative to pink-mad Twin 2, but it has not been 'up there' with the cool kids for me! I still have the pile of purple Sugar Pop charms left over from these cushions!
However I think this has been rightly challenged by the Ruby Star Spring line - I did have a dilemma in choosing between the Springtime or Nightlite colourways, the green print swayed me... eventually, but there is a lot of purple in the prints I chose!
I decided that my Central Park layer cake would be a good starting place for my Across The Sea fabric selection, and this, as you will no doubt be aware, has lovely purple prints, (and also orange, green and turquoise!!).
Deciding that I didn't want a mix of the whole palette, I then had a moment of clarity/confusion when I started looking at the two Just Wing It layer cakes I'd safely put aside for November's Brit Bee blocks. Hmmm...
The Momo has a lot of pink and red in; pink is great, but not what I have in mind for the quilt I want, and red just isn't a colour I like a lot of. There are good reds, and there are bad reds in my book, and probably only in my crazy mind can a distinction be made between them. Think 'yes' to Bliss and Sherbet Pips, but 'no no no' to so much more! There are major flaws in my dislike, red and navy blue, yuk, however, sonny-boy's Cath Kidston cowboy quilt is a really great for example of 'yes yes yes'... but I digress!
I have pulled all the reds and pinks from the Just Wing It, and will no doubt find the perfect project for them in time.
I managed, by combining the 3 layer cakes to meet the fabric requirements for the Across The Sea QAL. I finally went for this lovely combo of purple and green to go with a Natural Klona background fabric...
... and 72 squares in a pretty pleasing spectrum for the Bee blocks...
I am looking forward to having new colours entering the FB Mansion!
PS. Fellow Bees, I have sneakily stated elsewhere in blogland what I am intending to put you through in November, look around, you may find it, and having ordered the backing and binding this week, I am getting excited already! M'wah ha ha ha!!