It is a new month, that means a new color! I was so carried away with the storm that wasn't, I almost forgot.
For August, we are going to be working with the light neutrals. Cream, ivory, mixed backgrounds. You get the idea. Try to expand your range from snowy white to paper bag beige. This is also a chance to get rid of light pastels that don't blend will with your main color scraps. If you lights won't work with your blocks, feel free to take a catch up month. I know a lot of us could work on blue for years and years. Don't skip it because you are scared though. It is fun to play with contrast to get odd ball neutrals to work together with enough contrast so that the pattern shows up. If worst comes to work, you can always make a few placemats or potholders.
Emily totally fell apart before it reached this side of the state. It was windier this afternoon than it ever was as the remnants of the storm passed overnight. Best of all, our roof got fixed today, so we will be ready if we really do get a storm. There was a small leak over the garage, but it is all better now.
While I was waiting on the roofers, I was quilting away on my Orange Peel blocks. Pearle cotton with big stitches goes to super quick! I finished off all the blocks for which I could find a suitable color of thread. I don't seem to have anything in orange or aqua, so those blocks are on hold until my order comes in from Connecting threads.
Probably for the best though, my fingers are sore from too much hand quilting. Now they will have a chance to rest up a bit while the order is in the mail.
While I am waiting, I need to decide what to do with the border. Changing colors for each of the piano keys might be a bit much. Something in a neutral perhaps.
Tomorrow is the first day back to school for teachers. I was in today trying to get a head start on things. Everyone will be back tomorrow for lots of meetings and frantic getting ready. For now I'll take a deep breath and enjoy the last few hours of vacation.