A friend wrote to me recently and asked if I could help her out. She wanted to gift a small quilt to a friend of hers who has been battling leukemia for a long time. She told me where to find her friend's Instagram feed, so I checked it out.
One look told me this young lady LOVED bright, bold unexpected combinations. I wrote back to my pal suggesting a Rail Fence block the same size as the Blue Boy quilt. It would go together quick. How about eye popping brights (acid green, hot pink, purple, orange) with black and white fabrics for the lights, I asked her.
"I just heard from her and you were dead on with the colors, she says her favorites are green, purple, and orange!" she texted back about a half an hour later.
(An aside. This would have been incomprehensible to me when I was that age. I am in the Northeastern US. My pal is across the USA in California, and the friend is in Baltimore MD. Our messages, and these plans, were going back and forth across the country in mere minutes... Oh, the internet is a wonderful place.)
So I've been slicing my fabrics in an occasionally gentle curve and sewing them up. I really think this is going to be fun. I have an idea of how to really break the rules on this one, and we'll see how it works out.