After seeing how others were seeing Sharon's March color palette, I went back to my stash to reconsider. On every site I saw the colors posted on the colors looked different. I even tried to print the palette from Sharon's site, but my printer just printed a muddy mess!
So, here you have my final choices. Two of the fabrics again are Judith Baker Montano prints. They are from the left #2 and #4. the DMC colors are, from top to bottom, #333, #676, #501, #814 and black.
Now to get the block pieced before our local CQ group meeting this Saturday at my house. That way I'll have something to work on this month besides my ongoing redwork projects.
In a separate post below I have put the March posted colors for the Take It Further challenge.
So, I've done the pulling of the fabric using the DMC colors and found that I don't have any black fabrics except for one solid. The purple marbled fabric has a little black in it, so I will find a way to incorporate some type of embellishment on that with my black Kona cotton. Perhaps I will finally use my new yo-yo maker; maybe not!
I really LOVE this array of colors - I can't wait to start embellishing! First, though, I must piece the block. Cannot envision yet how I'll do some kind of Easter thing, but surely I will use that dark green for a 4 leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day!
All kinds of different stitches & motifs are running through my head. Wish I could begin today, but I have one block ahead of this project. I received a naked block from my Omaha roomie, Kate, that I must get done first. It is all gold with touches of green and purple. Embellishment is supposed to be done with Victorian colors (no pastels!) so I've already begun with some emerald green fly stitch lace. Will post a picture of it when it's done this week.
A lot of you know me as a fiber artist of sorts. I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for years now, but I also love good food. I have collected and experimented with recipes for over 45 years. I have even edited a cookbook for our local garden club. I also am happy to say that I own my Mum's handwritten recipe book which contains recipes from my grandmother and recipes Mum collected since she and my Dad wed in 1925. When I was searching for a name for my recipe blog where I will be sharing a lot of Mum's recipes this blog name just popped into my head. When I was a child I used to hear ladies at church functions like weddings, potlucks & picnics ask "who is that little girl sitting over there all by herself?" Someone else would always answer "Oh, that's Lulu's Girl; she is very shy!" Some of you know that I've overcome the shyness, but, believe me, it took a very long time!