Colors & Shirts & Quilts, Oh My

So I’ve decided to participate in the January Color Palette Challenge and make an AAQI Priority quilt.  I have an idea for it and a name already, which is usually the hardest part for me!  Here are the Cherrywood fabrics I’ll be using.

I’ve cut up some shirts and pajama pants that will need to be added to the stash report.  I think I’ve broadened by color ranges with these few 😉  Check out the bonus zipper with the ribbon in the zipper pull I got from the pink and white gingham shirt…..have you seen metal zippers used as embellishments?  I think I have an idea of a way to use it.

Lastly, here’s my progress on my current AAQI Priority quilt that was supposed to be done in October  or at least by the time I sent the guilds quilts to AAQI.  I’ve had trouble getting the embroidery done mainly because I’m out of practice.  I want it to be the best I can do rather than hurry up and get it done….perhaps there’s a happy medium?  I want to take out the “tail” of the daisy chain stitched heart.  I used stem stitching to fill in the tail but realize now I should use smaller and smaller chain stitches so it isn’t so heavily filled in.   It’s almost done……