When I'm putting together a new quilt, I never realize where the colour inspiration comes from until I'm knee-deep in the project. Last week I started piecing a baby-sized chinese coin quilt (partially inspired by one Wee Wonderfuls Hillary did ages ago.) I pinched the brown cotton from Mum's stash last summer and I've had the blues on standby for almost a year as well. I supplemented the scheme with a touch of orange and yellow (Heather Ross's gnomes and mushrooms from Cia's Palette) and some random scraps.
The half-pieced quilt hung on my studio door for almost a week until I realized with a shock the colours weren't original to me. Look what I cropped out of the door photo. See that? Hanging from the doorknob? Those are wristlets that I finished four weeks ago and have been hanging in plain sight since then. Clearly I'm not as clever as I thought.