Well, yesterday broke the December record high temp, in the 50's here in Madison, WI. But Christmas is coming soon and I'm working on a surprise project for someone special. It is my first kit project ever, from the Kaliedescope collection at Connecting Threads. I really love the rich colors and the feature print. The directions are clear and I was able to streamline the process, so the major portion is finished.
I did end up substituting the green for a drab olive print and the teal for a much darker blue that gave no contrast to the star points. I was so happy that those star points are showing.
Finally I have started on the balloon block sashing. I'm using 2-inch cut strips. I got the green print on a great sale, and here is a taste of the color mix. The total will be 30 blocks, a nice size.
One more important detail, the backing. I looked online and found more of the balloon print available. But the price would be more than I spent on the whole quilt. Today I found a great bright turquoise Kona solid at Craftsy's sale, a 5-yard piece for about $22 plus free shipping. I have about 8 extra balloon squares, so I can do something fun on the back. That's how I like to do things, for fun.
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