'Member when I talked about the quilts I hang in the kitchen and change with the seasons? Well I finally got around to putting up the yellow-orange-red quilt I call "Summer's Heat". Seemed appropriate...
This quilt was started about thirteen years ago and I worked on it off and on for a few years before it ended up sitting for a long time. It got pushed to the back burner for a number of reason, not the least of which was that clear prints in yellow-gold, orange, tangerine and cherry red were just not available at the time. When I picked it back up again three years ago, I went to the local fabric store for a 'few more colors' to round out the fabric palette and I was *astounded* by the selection. It made the projcet so much easier. I guess my effort back in 1993 was just ahead of its' time.
We were vacationing in Oregon that summer and hiking in a cool wood. I was taken by all the different leaf shapes, textures and colors. It was July as I recall. This was the picture the quilt is based on.
You never know where inspiration will come from.
My quilty friend Su's been a quilter for about 3-4 years. She works in orange and red all the time. It's practically become her signature color. She sent me a picture of her recent quilt entitled Heat Wave. Talk about brillant minds thinking alike! We sure rub off on each others quilting. :D