Friday, June 4, 2010

Picking Fabrics From My Stash For a New Project

Hello Everyone,

Being the quilter that I am, I just had to begin a new project before finishing an old project. I knew the color palette I wanted to use. It was just a matter of going through my stash and finding the right fabrics. Here is what I came up with...



Blues, greens, oranges, and browns. I must admit that I do not have much blue in my stash, so this was a difficult color for me. But I think that I the ones that I chose work well. What do you think of this color palette?


The pattern I will be making comes from this book by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Fun Quilts. If you haven't seen their work, it truly is fun. A very contemporary approach to quilting. Love this particular book because it has wonderful insight into color.


The fabric that I chose consists mostly of tone on tone textures, and geometrics with just a smidgen of color. There are of course some Kaffe's mixed in there, Roman Glass, Paperweight in several colors. These definitely fall into the geometric grouping.

I am hoping to get going on this quilt on the retreat that I will be going to this weekend! So stay tuned for some progress photos.

In the meantime, check out the new arrivals here. Brand new May 2010 Westminster Fabrics arrived, including Philip Jacobs florals and Kaffe Fassett Woven Stripes.

Until Next Time...

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28 comments:

Vickie E said...

love that stack of fabric! makes me want to pull out a stack myself..ifthere were only enough time in the day.

Copper Patch said...

I LOVE you picks! What a wonderful stash you must have. I can't wait to see what you make out of them.

Terry said...

I absolutely LOVE the fabrics you chose! Can't wait to see your progress on this quilt! :0)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

he he! you sound like me! start another quilt! ;-) looks fabulous! very rich!

Stephanie said...

Bold and Beautiful. I especially love the blues and greens at the top of your stack.

Nedra said...

Beautiful color pallet. Have a fabulous time on your quilt retreat this weekend, and I'm excited to see which quilt you picked to make.

karenfae said...

beautiful I look forward to seeing your quilt finished. It is always fun to look at a stack of fabric and wonder what the quilt will look like when it is done.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Quilts and Cats said...

Let me echo everyone and say that your choices are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your new project.

Rumi said...

Really lovin' the oranges in your stack! Have fun stitching!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, yummy! Great choices -- have a fun weekend!

call me crazy said...

Great fabric choices! It is going to be a cheery quilt. Have fun!

Needled Mom said...

Love the fabrics and can't wait to see what you create.

Sherri said...

I absolutely love your stack of fabrics and can't wait to see them become a quilt! Isn't it fun to start a new project!!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous selection, can't wait to see this one. Haven't seen that book, it looks wonderful.

quiltingnana said...

great color choices

Nancy said...

I close my eyes...
and see you going into a room stacked floor to ceiling with bolts of fabric in all colors...(especially those Kona's and I am so jealous!!

And don't email me and tell me different cause I won't believe it.

Beautiful stack of fabrics

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Sometimes inspiration strikes and you just have to go with it. ; )

I've noticed that a lot of the quilts by Weeks and Bill have subtle changes in tone and texture. That stack will do nicely! I can't see what you have in mind.

Meg said...

Love the colors you chose, Jackie! You should come and shop my stash the next time you need blues, though--my blue fabrics are starting to take over!

Cathi said...

I love that grouping of fabrics -- the colours are fabulous. That will be a great quilt!

JoAnne said...

I love your color choices, Jackie. If I were doing those same colors I would have difficulty finding browns in my stash, lots of blues but no browns. I am eager to see your progress photos!

wishes, true and kind said...

I love Funquilts and your color palette!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful fabrics and I see some dots in there. Can't wait to see you quilt top.

sewpam63 said...

Fabulous color palette, Jackie. : ) The blues in that stack really work. Can't wait to see your new project underway!

henny said...

Gorgeous palette, Jackie!
Love the greenish and really want to know the book.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I LOVE what you picked. I think it is so fun to shop in your own stash, you will always find things you like!!!

Cathy said...

I hope your retreat is WONDERFUL Jackie, the colours you have chosen here are gorgeous together. Kaffes roman glass and paperweight are just all time classics aren't they? Can't wait to see what you make xo

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a stack of fabulous fabrics...love the colors.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm a sucker for fabric and quilts stacked up like that. They are like jewels.

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