Yesterday my older sister, Suzanne came over to return a small thrift shop end table and a pair of fold-up bookcases that she had borrowed from me a couple of years ago. We had a great time visiting and I was telling her all about the new Orca Bay mystery quilt from Bonnie K. Hunter.
My fabric selection for Orca Bay is gonna be a really loud quilt! Red, purple, and green with light neutrals. I'm thinking of the Red Hat Society and the Jenny Joseph poem, "When I Am An Old Woman." Fire engine reds, gaudy lilac purples, and warm light grassy greens. Whew! Those are all, "knock your eye out" colors. I think that my quilt will look like a circus tent flap but I just love these brights right now. They are so very different from all the subdued colors of the Civil War reproduction fabrics that I've been using in both of my twin Sister's Choices quilts and the Across the Spectrum swappers quilt from Mccall's.
I am a big fan of the Jenny Joseph poem, which is actually entitled, "Warning" and it is now available on calligrapher Elizabeth Lucas's website.
I bought one of the large (7 1/2" X 9") color greeting cards and put it into an inexpensive Michael's frame and hung it in my kitchen. My wonderful husband, Felix, did not pay it much mind. So one day, I took it down from the wall and asked him to read it out loud to me. He did. Then he looked at me and smiled broadly and said, "Thank you for letting me see what's going on inside you because I understand it much better now!" I told you he is wonderful.