Obviously, I’m learning many new things as I travel through my corporate commission experience. Here’s a picture of one of the color boards that was given to me so I could coordinate the quilt colors with the furnishings of the nursing home. As many of you most likely already know, colors of home decorating fabrics are difficult to find in the quilting world. Even when I had decided to use Kaufman’s Kona cotton, with over 250 colors available, I found I couldn’t match some of the shades in the upholstery fabrics or in the Formica© countertops as well as I had hoped. I did my best, and the directors were pleased with the choices I made, but it was time-consuming and more difficult than I had imagined, especially since I was working with those itty bitty squares of color in the catalogs.
And then, because of the long period of time between my presentation and my receipt of the check for the second installment, I discovered that Kaufman had discontinued one of the colors (your groan goes here). A bit of scrambling ensued, and I located it through eQuilter, bless them.
So here are the fabrics, all washed and ironed; I plan to starch them as I use them to make the cutting and piecing process more accurate (I've read that, if you starch fabric and then store it for too long, you run the risk of the fabric attracting silverfish – has anyone had that problem? Please let me know!).
As always, thanks for taking this journey along with me – it’s a lot more fun with company.