Alyce over at Blossom Heart Quilts has a wonderful post up about Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. If it wasn't for her, I would have missed the memo! She gives you the skinny on Kona matching, and some thoughts on where to go with your love/hate relationship with purple. Where do I stand? Meh. I think it's cool that Pantone is trying to tell us what the latest trends are (meanwhile starting production on retail swag in Radiant Orchid colours), but I've never been one to follow trends!
One of my readers, Auntie Pami, contacted me to let me know that Fat Quarterly have put out a call for contributors. There next three issues will be "Pre-Cuts," "Zakka," and "Christmas," so if you have any ideas, make sure you give them a shout! None of those really float my boat at the moment, so I'll be sitting this round out, but I'd love to see you make it into this great publication!
If you're in Sydney, my local quilt shop, The Remnant Warehouse is having a holiday sale next weekend. They have a lot of modern fabrics, and get the latest ranges in nearly as fast at the US. Yes, they are nearly $24/m, but at 25% off, it makes it a bit more palatable at $18/m. (Just so you know, I'm not sponsored by them--or anyone--just aiding in your stash building!) Plus, the staff that work there are extremely nice, and have some amazing colour skills!
Finally, do you know about No Hats In the House? If you don't, you should, which is why I have to tell you about her. Sarah just finished a double wedding ring (DWR) quilt that is magical, in both appearance and concept. The arcs are made entirely of Liberty fabrics, and the centre points are made of (her own design) 96-piece diamonds. Uh, yeah. Cray-cray-good. Not to mention the "justice for all" ideology behind it, which appeals to both my heartstrings and intellect. Go show Sarah some lovin'!
Now, you can go about your business. Have a great weekend!