A couple weeks ago I was walking by the new Newseum. It was a gray, rainy day, and was still drizzling as I walked past on my way to lunch with friends. In an effort to not wipe out, I paid more attention to the ground beneath my feet than I usually do. I noticed that the bricks were not standard-issue red or poured concrete. Rather they were these marvelous shades of purple, mauve, and orange.
After leaving the archives today, I went back to the Newseum with the primary purpose of taking pictures of these bricks. The color -- the dusky but saturated cool purples and warm oranges -- and layout both strike me as the foundation for a lovely quilt, perhaps made of solids or a combination of solids and shot cottons. Solids have really taken off as the basis for quilts lately, and it's a trend I'm really enjoying. I know my stockpile of solids has grown considerably over the past year, and I look forward to using them.
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