I’ve been buying fabric lately – more than I normally do – to use in the quilts for the Color book. I’ve shopped at quilt shops and online without much thought about how these fabrics will be used together. I’m really enjoying the quirky relationships that are happening between these different fabrics.
For example, I bought this cute little floral print:
I bought it knowing that it was more gray than clear. I use clearer colors often, but not exclusively. That said, when I bought it I thought this would be more of a filler fabric. But darned if the little floral didn’t want to buddy-up with a variety of other fabrics in the stacks on my table.
It thas a great texture that plays well with a variety of prints. I love it with this puff-ball fabric…
I didn't particularly love the next print, but I bought because it was interesting. I like it a lot better when it is with the little floral print.
When I put the little floral with this blue and white print, it both look brighter.
You might be wondering where I will go from here. I'm not sure. I like each fabric pair, but I'm not sure that I have a quilt in mind in which I would use all of these together. It is more likely that I'll leave these pieces all together in a stack and watch them. In time I'll figure out which fabrics together make me smile more.
I only bought 1/2 yard of that little floral print... I wonder if that will be enough? I am resisting the urge to buy more. I know that if it turns out that I need more and can't get it, I will find something else and that choice will be more interesting in the long run. There. I decided - I'm not going to buy more!