Today I have eight quilt tops tidily folded on my table. Eight! That's definitely a record for me. This weekend I finished my Cranberry Tart quilt top, which added to my NICU heart quilt series, makes more than one for each day of the week.
Ta da! From a distance the red zigzags really leap out, even more than I expected. Of course, that could be because I used one of the most vibrant, saturated wine reds I've ever owned. Yeah, maybe that had something to do with it (wink).
At arms length, the diamonds demand attention. My favorite feature is the kite-shaped jewels at diamond centers. I've never chosen to limit myself before to so few prints in a sizeable work, but in this case I feel the fabric repetition adds to the drama of the design.
Now I'm going to talk to Miss Emily of Emerson Quilting about possibly doing the quilting on this throw quilt. I'd be curious to see her take on how to embellish all this color and energy. And still, that'll leave me with plenty of other quilt tops to work on finishing all on my own.
I have a new stack of fabrics calling to me, whispering honeyed words. But first I must start quilting the NICU quilts! I know it's time.