The photograph selected for February's Color Palette challenge was, as my husband would say, right in my wheelhouse.
Diving into the stash for these colors was not hard for me; in fact, the biggest "challenge" was limiting myself to a relatively small size project that I could finish within one month. I pulled out the last yard or two of this beautiful autumn leaf fabric that had all the perfect shades, even the darkest purple and a bare splash of the lightest lime - I think I had purchased six or seven yards of that fabric a few years ago, and now all that's left is the barest scraps that I'll cut into tiny bricks later this week. I've been wanting to make another quilt in the style of Carol Taylor's Going in Circles since I took her class three years ago. Making all the small circles and the four quadrants of the inner circle took an evening of very messy (and fun) sewing. It took another night to put the whole top together and baste it. The spiral quilting was the real time-consuming part - there is a LOT of thread on this little quilt. I had some tension issues with one of the threads, but there are only a few small loopies showing on the back so I'm not going to rip it out. The center circles aren't quite as circular as they could have been, but overall I'm still happy with the effect. The metallic copper in the border is really shiny and frames these gorgeous colors perfectly. It's interesting to compare the different proportion of colors in the photo and the quilt. My husband has plans to redecorate his office, and he mentioned that he might appropriate this one.