There's this kind of cool "movement" going on in quilting - it's a push toward the modern aspect of colorplay and design. I've been following it for a while and I really, really like it.
I recently bought this book as the patterns contained within fit nicely into the modern genre of quilting. Gorgeous color paired with black, bold hues paired with white - lots powerful contrast - right up my alley. Super nice book with great designs and excellent instructions.
I've decided my next project is going to be a modern quilt for my new outside patio. We just had a stone fireplace built and ordered a cozy sectional for in front of it. I'd really like to have a nice quilt ready to cuddle under on those cold Autumn nights when the fireplace is lit. I'm in the color selection process right now. The furniture is chocolate brown wicker with winter white cushions - so basically- anything goes.
In the meantime - we are still enjoying the Outer Banks. Just got back the other day from a 6 day visit. Took the corgis to the beach quite a bit and had a blast. One thing I love about the Outer Banks is that the water is still brisk (64 degrees) and really takes your breath away when you first dive in (although Toby doesn't seem to mind the cold water!)
I've noticed blogs are really quiet lately - so I am assuming everyone is enjoying the outdoors as much as I am. Even with the heat - I just can't stay inside - or I get cranky. And with only a few more weeks of summer left for the Reccas, I want to take advantage of every moment.
Hope you are enjoying your summer.