Color Crush

I have a major crush on a color combination. I cannot get it out of my mind and find myself thinking of all the quilts I could make with fabrics in these hues. Are you ready?

Fabric pile

Fabric pile 2

Orange, caramel, lilac, berry-red, plum and cream.

As a die-hard lover of the color green and a huge fan of all shades of blue and cool toned colors overall, I have surprised myself. Again. And really, I shouldn't be so shocked. Every single one of these fabrics are from my stash and, by the looks of it, these colors have appealed to me in fabric form for a good long while. The combination of them together, though, is a little far-out for me. I don't think I have ever made something with so many warm toned fabrics.

Fabric pile 3

What's a girl to do? Start cutting, of course.

What color combos are you into these days? I'd love to know. Your favorites might have me looking at my stash through different eyes and I would really like that. I have put myself on a fabric-buying hiatus until I can finish some WIPs and/or bust through some of my stash. That probably includes de-stashing a good chunk of what I have that I won't likely use. I'm not sure when that will happen, or where (here? on Instagram?), but I will keep you posted.

Have a great weekend, my friends.

Friday Stash Play

5 minutes.

10 to 15 fabrics in a cohesive palette all from my stash.

Myriad possibilities.

Friday stack 1003

Friday stack 1003b

Collection and Designer, clockwise from top left:

Hatbox by Alexia Abegg, Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt, Unknown navy dot, DS Fabrics for JoAnn's (three prints in a row), Katie Jump Rope by Denise Schmidt, Geo Style by Kei Fabrics, Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt, Hatbox by Alexia Abegg, Unkown navy gingham, Pezzy Print by American Jane Fabrics.


There is still time to enter the giveaway for Malka Dubrawsky's Creative Live class! I'll be drawing a winner on Sunday night. Have a great weekend!

Friday Stash Play

5 minutes.

10 to 15 fabrics in a cohesive palette all from my stash.

Myriad possibilities.

Friday stash 926

Friday stash 926b

Left to right, Collection and Designer:

Pretty Potent by Anna Maria Horner, Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt, Backyard Garden by Cloud 9 for JoAnn's, True Colors by Anna Maria Horner (2 prints in a row), Juliana Horner for JoAnn's (collection name missing from the selvedge), Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner, Dowry by Anna Maria Horner, Sun Print Text by Alison Glass, Catnap by Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelet by Lizzy House, Color Me Happy by Vanessa Christenson, Quilts 1700- 2010 by Liberty for the V&A Museum, Geo Style by Kei Fabrics

(Please note: Because all of these fabrics are from my stash, some of them may be out of print.)

What I like about this group: Green! Blue! Those are my colors and I will never get tired of them. Also, there is a lot of movement in these fabrics. And shape repetition - circles, vines, leaves/petal shapes. That part happened organically - I was more concentrated on finding the right mix of colors and scale to round it out. But I do love the happy accidents when they happen.

Happy Friday. Enjoy the weekend.