It’s just after 6 p.m. and I can’t believe it’s that late in the day already. I think I may need to call the pizza people to bring me dinner since I clearly didn’t plan ahead.
I did finish today the quilting on my Camp Loopy project 3 quilt. The binding is attached and clipped in place so I can hand sew that down tonight. I actually pulled out a second quilt top to layer so I would have it ready to quilt (I’m in a machine quilting mood) but found the perfect fabric for the backing and simply had to order it.
I also figured out what my TLE August Mixer projects will be. For August, both knitting and sewing projects are to be “Olympic-related” or “use the colors of the Rio countryside.”
When I ordered my backing fabric (mentioned above – which by the way is Crayola printed fabric – white background with crayons all over – for my Coloring Outside the Lines crayon quilt), I also ordered three fabrics that will represent my Rio countryside colors.
I cannot find back the photo which originally made me pick my Rio inspiration colors – it was of the city and a shot with lovely blue sky and water and a whole cluster of buildings with terra cotta colored roofs. This photo sort of shows those same colors – tho the umbrellas a more red but it’s just “color inspiration” after all. Here’s the fabrics I ordered.
I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll make with them – and I want to see the print in person and decide what other colors I want to bring into the project – but this will be my starting place.
For the knitting project – there was a cowl pattern I had started that was perfect and since I started the cowl putting the colors in the reverse order I really wanted them, I ripped it back (okay I cut the yarn since I wasn’t very far into it and just restarted since I didn’t want to untangle it as I ripped back the two colors). Anyway, when I saw the Tesserino Cowl it reminded me of a photo of Copa Cabana Beach where Olympic volleyball was taking place. Here’s the photo of the beach – does the rock area this side of the sand remind you of anything – like maybe the cowl design….
and here’s my restart on this cowl last night.