Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm so sneaky

Wanda is a co-worker and friend. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt for her for a long time. I like to design one-of-a-kind quilts for people, incorporating block names and fabric that relate to their personality and interests. Wanda doesn’t share much about herself, so I didn’t have much to go on.

Not so long ago Wanda wore an outfit that was quite striking on her: black slacks, shirt in bright pink with tiny white stripes, and a gray sweater. I knew right away that this would be the color scheme for the quilt. While four of us talked, I tried to memorize the pink color, asking others what color (raspberry, etc.) they thought the pink was. I didn’t come away with a good answer.

I haven’t seen Wanda wear the outfit since then. But I talked to her yesterday, and told her I was really fascinated by the pink color of her shirt. Would she mind bringing it one day so I can take a look at it? She said sure. I didn’t tell her that I planned to make a quilt for her. Aren’t I sneaky?

So, it probably won’t be long before I have the shirt in hand to compare with local fabric and hopefully find a similar pink with a thin white stripe in it.

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