What I want to do..........

I want to make more colorwash pieces.  So what is holding me back?  I only have one double design wall with really good lighting near it.  I rely on the photos taken during design time to spot trouble areas.  I always hesitate to tie up the best design wall for a long period of time but I have ideas for 2 new ones that I really need to start.

A large colorwash takes at least a week to design and sew (plus another 2 days to quilt the layers and finish the edge), and that is after cutting for several weeks to have the variety of fabrics laid out on trays covering 3 tables. The variety of fabric is the key to success with a colorwash.  I have collected the fabrics over a period of 20 years to use in the colorwashes.

I have had some inquiries whether I sell my colorwash wallhangings.  I have three (1 sold today) two for sale on my Wandaful blog shop site right now (including the one on the top left in this photo).  Four of the pieces in this photo were sold last year.

The first peony has bloomed.  If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you will see the ants busily working on the flower. 

My dark Jack-in-the-Pulpits finally came up and are blooming.

I have at least a dozen patches of the star flowers all over the backyard.  The patches of grass (leaves?) have died down and now the flowers bloom.