And, I am both intimidated enough and excited enough to feel giddy about starting it. (isn't it wonderful that at almost 50, I can feel giddy about anything anymore? so glad I didn't grow out of that.)
This is from the 19th anniversary edition of Quilter Magazine. They give the feathers as a traceable pull-out and I've already traced them onto parchment and will trace again onto the fabric. And, then I get to start quilting this beauty. This morning, I picked my borders, a dark blue mottled where her rust border is and a brown with medium scale flowers for the outer border. I started putting together the 12 1/2 inch squares, but am still thinking about the offwhite and beige. Tonight, I'll check out my threads and decide if I need a different color center. The border would look nice with a green center; or blue or yellow for that matter. I'm just sayin'. It doesn't have to be off-white and beige just because the pattern says so.
It's hard to work on something I'm so excited about in 30 minute stints, and that's all I see me getting this week. A half hour here and a half hour there. But, that should be sufficient to make all the decisions and get it assembled so I can sit and play this weekend.
Take care and have a great Tuesday. I'm off to a long conference call and then some serious music turned up, pencil to the paper, quiet, hard work time. Lane