It's no secret that I love to play with fabric. Pulling different prints from my stash and mixing them together is very relaxing for me, but I don't do it often enough. And sometimes I do get caught up because I have too many choices. (Addicted to fabric, I admit!) At the moment, I am also working very steadily on my new book and you know what they say about all work and no play! For a change of pace and a little fun, I decided to challenge myself to pull 10 to 15 fabrics in a cohesive color palette in five minutes. Five minutes! This is what I came up with....
Left to right, collection names and designers:
Hatbox by Alexia Abegg, Catnap by Lizzy House, Meadow by Leah Duncan, Cotton and Steel Basics, Meadow by Leah Duncan, Moonlit by Rashida Coleman Hale, Cotton and Steel Basics, Catnap by Lizzy House, Meadow by Leah Duncan (3 prints in a row), Moonlit by Rashida Coleman Hale, Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander
I find this interesting. Orange, yellow and green are not necesarily colors that I would think of putting together immediately. I just love my greens and blues too much! That said, I really like this group and I can completely see making it into some kind of quilt.
I started with the Meadow print that is fourth from the right. It was easy to pull from my Cotton and Steel fabrics because they are still sitting in one pile. I think that is why I stayed in a few collections - they were all right at my fingertips. I did try a couple of yellow Denyse Schmidt prints, but the color was off. Still, for five minutes, I'm pretty pleased. So pleased that I plan on doing it again next week.
Unrelated, but still important:
-You still have time to enter to win a full fat quarter bundle of Tidal Lace by Kim Andersson. The giveaway goes until Sunday night.
-My book, Quilt Essential, is on deep discount over in the C&T store. If you have been wanting to buy it, now is a great time to get it at a great price. They have lots of other great titles on sale, too.
Have a great weekend!