In the Pink
In January I started working at a little quilting shop. I only work two afternoons a month for a few hours and it has been wonderful. And the very best part about it is I get paid in fabric. Literally. My “money” has been adding up since the beginning of the year, and yesterday I finally used some of it for a good cause. What’s that cause? Pink. My good cause is pink.
It all started out with that pink polka dot (from the Bliss line) on the top right. I cut some off the bolt for a customer and was left with just one yard. And one yard of fabric is really hard to wrap back up on the bolt. And as I was jabbing it with pins to get it to stay put I realized something. That pink was the same shade as the pink in the fabric on the left (Apron Strings from Andover Fabrics). And that pink and red leafy print is one I am in absolute love with. And have been for a while. I don’t know what it is about it, but it is one of my favorites. (I’m guessing it has something to do with the pink…) And then I saw the diagonal stripe hanging out, and then remembered the other pink and red leafy print in the middle…. and that is when my next project was born. It all started out with a polka dot.
And then it grew to this. I took my stack of pinks from my stash to the quilt shop and started auditioning other fabrics with them. And this is what I came home with. Something like 10 yards of beautiful pinks and reds and an idea for a new quilt. For me. Not for a bed, not for a picnic blanket, not to serve any purpose other than to make me smile. That pretty leafy print is going on the back and the diagonal stripe will be the binding. And looking at these 20 something different lovelies together makes me all sorts of happy.
I mean seriously, aren’t pink and red the happiest of colors? Yes. Yes they are. I realize this looks a little Valentines-y, but I can’t help it. When you love pink you love pink all year round. I was folding laundry last week and realized that five out of eight shirts in my stack were pink. I think that means it’s true love. Happy Thursday!