Here is my design wall this morning.
The temps will still hit the 90s this week here in southern Cal ...
In trying to decide just how I would merge this season with the sea, I chose to light up some jack o'lanterns with sea life. Then while in the process of drawing said pumpkins, I remembered that I had drawn pumpkins before.
In another life, under another (pattern) name, I had published a pattern for a 90s era folk-art fall wall hanging. I have long since grown weary of the fabrics in it, but I decided that since I had drawn the pumpkins in the first place ... I could copy my own design.
Then ... I started thinking ... why not copy the whole dang thing?
I knew I wanted calmer sea colors and I wanted to add some light to the pumpkins, but it seemed a good idea not to try and reinvent this particular wheel.
So I got out my pattern and I followed it.
Having recently been to the beach and become fond of all the lovely lavender, I knew what color the flowers would be.
I vow to have this pattern up on my Etsy Shop ...
not next week, but the week after.
Next week I will be immersed in a class taught by this master quilter.
I feel cooler already!