Thursday, March 20, 2014

WIP Wednesday 3/19/2014

I'm starting a new quilt, for my former manager John W., who will retire very soon.

Electric Quilt sketch
John is from The Philippines. I'm using Manila Quilt Design block to attempt to imitate a barong, the Filipino embroidered dress shirt.

The quilt has been in my head for many years. All along, I had planned to use a pale blue tone-on-tone for the background (see above). But I couldn't find the right one during my fabric hunt last night.

Fabrics for the quilt
Unable to find a pale blue that made me happy, the off-white batik spoke to me, and now it will be the background. The dark blues on the bottom of the photo are scraps. I prefer the center one; the others are backups in case I run out of my favorite.

I expect to begin cutting fabric within a day or two.

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