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The Geese Improve

Just some updates on my long-term work in progress, Moonrise Kingdom quilt. The palette of the week from wesandersonpalettes.tumblr.com is this one, featuring, you guessed it, more khaki and pastels. We will call this one “Sam, I love you.” 

   I knew this quilt would be full of muted tones, but HONESTLY! The hot pink color in the beige lunatics series was really working hard to preserve my sanity. Well I will have to choose a bolder backing fabric or start taking some artistic liberties maybe. 
For this palette, I chose another radiating log cabin block, a shooting sawtooth star (representing a compass rose for the scene depicted), and a Dutchman’s puzzle, which I think shows how my flying geese triangles have improved by leaps and bounds. 

   
  Also, as a sidenote, at the risk of sounding like a fabric snob, I don’t think I can ever use bargain fat quarters ever again. Top notch fabrics only from here on out for me. My fingertips deserve only the best. 

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No really. Wes Anderson Palettes.

Maybe I failed to convey my excitement about Wes Anderson palettes in the previous post. Maybe it has been a slow excitement build. Whatever, I have proof of my enthusiasm. Armed with the very best quality prints that my printer is capable of, I took the Wes Anderson palettes for Moonrise Kingdom (only 3 have been created thus far), an app full of half off coupons, and hit up Joann fabric. 

   
    I figured if I self-assign a little block-a-day challenge,  I could have a movie themed quilt in a couple weeks. It will be muted, tonal, and twee. I can’t wait.