Thursday, March 22, 2018
March Madness 2018: Peach Blossom Festival
For the third year in a row, I have been part of the Mad for Solids Competition, sponsored by Paintbrush Studios. Quilters create their own stack of colors, give them a name, describe their inspiration, and then, just like the basketball competition of the same name, go up against each other, hoping to reach the championship bracket.
During this time of the year here in the central valley of California, we are surrounded by acres of orchards in full bloom--almonds, plums, apricots, peaches and nectarines, apples and citrus--with colors ranging from white to deep pink. It's really stunning. There is an official "Blossom Trail," along with trail runs, bike rides, bus trips (along with wine tasting), an official poster--it's a big deal.
You can find more information (as well as vote) at the following places:
The Paintbrush Studios blog, where you can see all 16 bundles and read about the inspiration behind them, Paintbrush Studios on Instagram, as well as Facebook.
You will also have a chance to win free fabric by voting. Paintbrush Studios will randomly select four voters from the championship game to win fat quarter bundles of the winning palette.
Today my bundle is up for vote, against another formidible contender, Simone Bradford. You only have one day to get your vote in (you can vote at all three places--the blog, instagram and facebook) and then another round will take its place.
121-047, shell pink
Have fun and vote. Maybe you will see me in the next round!