Friday, August 28, 2009

Your Thoughts, Please...

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a productive and delightful week! I have and have been contemplating a new project. I have sorted through all my Kaffe fabrics, fondled, folded, refolded, washed, refolded, sorted... well you get the picture. Many were in my stash and many purchased from Terri.

Any way as much fun as that is, I think I have chosen the fabrics that I would like to use in my next project. Here is the photo below of the ones that I have chosen.


A nice selection of ROYGBIV, wouldn't you say?

I am thinking of pairing them up with Kona white. For whatever reason, I am desiring a crisp, clear quilt with this project. Maybe I am channeling Rita. What do you think of the colors that I picked? Are there any that you don't think belong? What do you think about pairing them with Kona white? Your opinions would be appreciated and then hopefully next week, I can show you some progress.

Don't forget to check my gallery for new customer updates. I have also added some of my own quilts for sale in my Etsy shop. Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Until Next Time,


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56 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes! They would look fabulous with a crisp white. Can't wait to see it all finished. Have fun!

Amy

Mary Beth said...

Well, you know I will love this!!!! I love the white as the nice, crisp background. You can't get bored with that. You could grow out of a mint green background or another light color. I am sure ANYTHING you do will be fabulous! You have a great eye for color - just look at what you are pulling for this one. For ME, I like the saturated color. I am not a fan of the lower right blue and white background of big blooms b/c of the white. In my lollypops, I did not use any such fabric. All super-saturated with color, no place to rest. Just my 2 cents!

karenfae said...

I think those colors will go great with white. I have seen so many bright color scrappy quilts lately with white or black and some are such simple patterns and they are absolutely fantastic to look at.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Carmen Rose said...

Oh I agree, these wonderful colors with B&W are great! Good choices.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

For what this is worth, I love Kona White, I like my eyes to rest, The only fabrics I have any concern about are the dark green, then tend to stand out, now that is not a bad thing, because knowing you, they will be placed in a place where they will pop!

Rumi said...

I think the kona white will be fabulous with these wonderful prints! I have a few kaffe's in my stash but your collection is to swoon over! It will become a glorious quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

It will definitely be a high contrast quilt in which the design will really stand out. You have me wanting to go stack my Kaffe's now!

Sherri said...

What a wonderful grouping of fabrics! I think they will look fantastic with Kona White...I love the Kona white with bright prints because it gives the eyes a place to rest and allows you to combine many many prints, patterns and colors!

plaidandherringbone said...

I like the combination of these fabrics with Kona white, this quilt will have impact. I'd only be careful with the fabric at the bottom right corner, because it is the only one with quite a bit of white contrast in it. In that it is different from all the other fabrics and will "pop". Depending on the pattern/ placement that might even create extra energy.
Manuela

Cathy said...

Oh yes, a beautiful rainbow that will shine with crisp white. Nice to see some of the newest Kaffe fabrics hiding in there. Personally I'm not fussed on the red bottom left, but's that's just me. I would use red Kirman or red Russian Rose instead. But hey, maybe that one is your favourite!!!! Whatever you use, this is going to be one special quilt! xo

Jodie said...

Oh yes - it will be spectacular!

willywagtail said...

I agree that the bottom right does not really go - too much white. Otherwise, this should look spectacular. Love these style of quilts. Cherrie

henny said...

White, off white, creme...always be my favorite color. They always perfect for anykind of color.Go with it, Jackie! It would be excellent :)

wishes, true and kind said...

I love all your choices and think they will look great with white. Study any of Kaffe's quilts carefully, and you will see one or two or more that just don't seem to go with the rest of the fabrics(and would not be chosen by the majority of quilters), and yet they do end up working beautifully together. Sometimes those seemingly "odd" choices make the quilt!

Lisa said...

adsjfqp843986q sorry- drooling on my keyboard and it's shorting out...

I love those beautiful colors! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.

The one that stands out to me is different than anyone else has said, although I do agree with wishes, true and kind. I think the one at the top of the second column kind of reads pastel to me, whereas the rest read bright. But I don't know what you are making, so maybe you need a little of that in there! I dunno- use them ALL! They are all so pretty!

Stephanie said...

Vibrant and beautiful. They'll certainly pop on white.

Janet said...

Yum , love these fabrics and you can't go wrong with the white. If you're like me, you'll add and subtract as you go. This is just your starting point!

Stina said...

Perfect!!! They are so vivid!!! Good luck!!! :o)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

its all about placement! you can make them all work! You'll find out when you start playing! love that part!
have fun! I find I start out with a pile of picks and as i go along not everything works, but you
'll find something else! I'm amazed you had all these in your stash! ;-)

Vicki W said...

I think it will look great so get busy! LOL!

Shari said...

I am in an 'everything goes with everything' mood so of course these fabrics are great! And perfect with white... just perfect. This will be bright and fun and cheerful and perfect to work on as fall approaches.

Tine said...

Oh they are beautiful!
I think I would leave out the blue and white in the lower right corner, bc it is the only print that has white in it. Especially if you are pairing these with white..
But that's just me. Can't wait to see what you make!

Carin said...

Drool drool!! I think this will be an amazing quilt! I love the idea of white with the brights, the only one I would be worried about so to speak it the blue and white at the bottom, if you put it with the white it may not stand out like you want.

Heck when your done if you don't like it just send it to me ;O)

Piwacket said...

An outstanding selection of fabrics and yes, Kona white is going to help all of them play even more nicely with each other. The only one in this grouping that doesn't work for me is the blue and white in the lower right-hand corner. Although I think it's gorgeous fabric, for this project I think it has too much white patterned in it. I'm eager to see what you do with these. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love the thought of pairing this with Kona white. lovely...

Anya said...

Oh, absolutely, go with a nice crisp white. I've thinking of a few quilts with white sashing myself...Be sure to let us see the finished product so we can drool!

badlandsquilts said...

Honestly, anything would look great with what you have picked! I am working on a zig zag quilt using picnic parade (very bright) and khaki kona cotton) if you want to see what that looks like here is a link to my cut out squares http://badlandsquilts.blogspot.com/2009/07/ready-to-zig-zag-almost.html Chocolate brown linen/solid would look great. I have two boys so I don't use a lot of white for obvious reasons! Good luck!

Melinda said...

I love your fabric choices. I wish I had a collection like this. White should look with them. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Anina said...

They're lovely and I think they'll look great together.
As you may know, I can hardly make a quilt without white so of course I think white would be great.
I'm a Bella girl myself, but Kona will do the trick. :o)

Ginger Patches said...

I used Kona snow with a bunch of Kaffe and I loved how it turned out. I'm guessing snow and white are fairly close. Love those fabrics and I wouldn't change a thing!

Catherine said...

Lovely wonderful saturated colour!! The only one I'd be tempted to leave out is the bottom right one because of the white in it -- but it will depend where it's placed in relation to the Kona Snow.

Teresa said...

The only fabric I would remove from this luscious collection is the blue and white print in the bottom right corner...its just too much white where the others all read color and lots of it - which I just love! I see what one of the commenters means about the dark green, but I think if you moved it to the bottom of he stack beside that dark red, orange and blue it would look more like it blends in. I love white backgrounds on quilts and think it will make for a happy summer quilt.

quiltycat said...

I love all this fabrics and, yes, they will be great with white...but could you consider a less used color as a natural? Rita (Red Pepper Quilts) has made many project with a half-linen fabric in natural that I like so much.
nichi

Nedra said...

I love anything Kaffe, and I think they all play very well together. I'm excited to see what you will be doing with these.

jaybird said...

i like it.. i'd just add some more green and blue

imquilternity said...

Go for it! They are perfect! Can't wait to see what you're making.

Thanks so much for the mention, I appreciate it very much!

belinda said...

Oh wow......(swoone)....I haven't collected any of those..yet....
but...I.LIKE.

Karen said...

What I can see without my sunglasses, they all look great! LOL.

suz said...

I have to say I agree about the bottom right fabric - it didn't seem to go with the others. The rest of the fabric matched with Kona white should sing!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh it will be a beauty. I can't wait to see your progress. White always works. This is going to be fun.

Thimbleanna said...

I love bright colors with white -- I think it will look fantastic!

MichelleB said...

I love those fabrics! I am slowly developing a mad, passionate love for Kaffe. *sigh*

amandajean said...

i think your color selection is marvelous! and paired with white kona cotton...how on earth could you go wrong??? (and can i confess that i've had some Kaffe fabric for over a year and i'm afraid to cut into it...it's just too pretty! i'm not sure i can do it justice.)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Those colors are GORGEOUS! I think it would look bright and happy with the white! I'm totally coveting your stash...

Char said...

I think those colors will look AMAZING with a nice crisp white. Can't wait to see what they turn into.

Victoria said...

drool, drool drool!
What a lush and lovely selection!

rachel griffith said...

oh i ♥ them.
if anything, i'd add more aqua & greens.
SO pretty.

i'm such a sucker for white quilts.
but of course you knew that.
tehehe.

happy zombie said...

My thoughts:

1. Get a box.
2. Put Kaffe's in box.
3. Put Kaffe's + Kona White (or Snow) in box.
4. Address and hand box to postal worker.
5. Instruct me to keep an eye on my mailbox.

I can't wait to see what you do with them, Jackie. I'm crazy mad about doing a Kaffe quilt and love your collection. One of these days!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Yum! I need to go find some for myself! :)

alobsiger said...

Can't wait to see what you do with these lovelies, Jackie! Gorgeous stuff and I really like Monica's comment. hee hee hee

pratima said...

Wow, gorgeous Kaffe fabrics. Excited to see your creation with them :)

Carol from Panama said...

Oooo - yummy - what's not to like - I'm in love with Kaffe Fassett fabrics - I am sure anything you do will be gorgeous!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Kona White for sure! It will be a winner, crisp fresh and striking in color.

Rita

Marianne said...

Oh yes, white sounds great! I have a collection of Kaffe but have never used it. I am interested in seeing what you come up with, something delicious for sure!

em's scrapbag said...

I think they look great and that white would showcase them well. Looking forward to seeing progress.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

That fabric looks scrumptious!

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