The CQ journal quilt challenge this year is 8 x 10 inch portrait with a 'touch of purple' Jan- April ( green and orange later in the year). I like to base my JQ's on what I'm doing throughout the year , and the last couple of years I've mainly used scraps to make little sketches/ compositions. So I came on holiday armed with sketching gear; Kindle; score for Haydn's Creation ( will do some practicing alto chorus parts singing along to 'cyberbass' ) and a large bag of bits of fabric.
I sorted them roughly into colour groups and even with such a large selection, find I'm short of lights and yellows. Never mind, my first tacked composition is based around trimmings of indigo damask with holes in ( with flashes of purple beneath). I'm intending to explore darning, mending and other 'slow stitch' techniques this year.