Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Onto A New Project...

Hello Everyone,

If you have been reading my blog for a while there are two things that you know about me for sure.

1. I love bright fabrics.
2. I love all things Judy Niemeyer.

In June, I will be taking another class with Judy. I have taken quite a few with her, I guess I am somewhat of a groupie... Anyway, I started to pick out fabrics for this project and I began to audition my choices.


I pulled the above bolts of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and one batik. I love to audition fabrics because it really can help to show the variation or lack of variation in your choices. But this is definitely the color palette that I am going for with this one.


This is the project I will be doing. She shows two versions on this cover sheet and I will be working on the blue/yellow/green version. Slight difference in the color layout.


Above you can see I ended up swapping out one of the pinks (the top one). I liked the Cloisonne from Kaffe better. There was definitely more color and interest in this one for my purposes.

I do love this color palette and I had said in my Quilt Magazine Blog Post, we get color inspiration from everywhere. So where did I get my inspiration for this one...


Yes, from my beloved mismatched Sol-Mate socks. I have a drawer full and they are my favorites. But this is one of my favorite color combos.

So then I started to doubt the green batik and how light it was, so I then grabbed a different green batik.


This batik is slightly brighter and darker and I think it is a better fit. What do you think?


Here is my final selection in order, top to bottom:

What projects are you starting on and how do you go about picking your fabrics?

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20 comments:

Copper Patch said...

Yup, the second choice for the Batik is the way to go. It's going to be a fab quilt so get making so I can see it! :o)
Abbe

*karendianne. said...

Dig your fabrics and the pattern but I REALLY DIG THE SOCKS!!! Love me some socks and these are after my heart.

LynCC said...

I just LOVE Judy Niemeyer projects! I'm working on Glacial Star and Stepping Stones right now, and will do the Celtic Wave in the expanded version and then the Bali Wedding Star. :D Love the fabrics you're working with!

Duff said...

definitely like the darker batik & I absolutely love your choices!
I usually find one focus fabric that I like and then pull the colors from there. I'm really no good at color selection--I wish there was a class on that!
I need to make something for the SMS giveaway day so I guess I should start that!

Cathy said...

Oh Wow, firstly congratulations on doing a class with Judy, that will be fun as you would already know!!! Secondly, oh wow, your quilt is going to be eye poppingly amazing! I def love the second brighter batik and doesn't it look great with those Kaffes!! I'm planning a bit of a ziggy zaggy quilt....! xo

Kathy said...

I LOVE the socks!!!!!! going to have to get a pair of those! Maybe you can stock socks in your shop too and I can get fabric and cool socks at the same time!

Nedra said...

I will never look at socks the same again! What a fun idea to use them as your color pallet. Have so much fun with Judy. Mixing her patterns with Kaffes is perfection!

Loretta said...

Love your fabric choices. Just looking at them makes me smile. The darker green batik makes it pop more...great decision!! So fun to lay them out and see what goes.

Melinda said...

Wonderful socks! I don't have that color. I took one class from Judy and learned so much. Your fabrics look so yummy.

Staci said...

I enjoyed seeing your process of choosing your fabrics. I love making fabric stacks and considering all the possibilities, and mixing and matching until the stack seems perfect. Using fabrics of all one line is fast and fun and guaranteed to work out, but does lack the adventure of making up your own combination.

Tina said...

Gorgeous, Jackie! I would love to take a class with Judy someday. I need to get back to work on the Wedding Ring Star.

mlm said...

I agree. The 2nd batik is definitely a better choice and really makes the fabric pop. Your fabrics are absolutely beautiful and the quilt will be amazing. Hopefully someday I will get the opportunity to make one of her quilts. Right now I have way too many projects going on to start one.

Bonnie said...

I prefer the darker batik myself :)

Janet said...

Judy's patterns are amazing, you've picked some gorgeopus fabrics, love your final selection.
The socks rock!

Cathi said...

I love your fabric choices! That will be an absolutely stunning quilt in those colours. I can't wait to see it!
I usually start with a handful of FQs and leave them laying on the ironing board for a while. Each time I pass by, I'll take a look and maybe add or take away a few until I have a grouping that I think will play together nicely.

Ivory Spring said...

Love those fabrics - it will be a stunning quilt.

Grazia said...

It's a challenging project but I'm sure you will do it in a while!
Me too, I prefer the darker one...
Grazia ;)

Teresa said...

Oh I do love these colors!

I enjoyed the discussion in the prior post about how to press the seams.

Vesuviusmama said...

What wonderful color choices for that project - that is going to be a beauty. Me, I rarely pick out fabrics for projects in advance. Since most of my stuff is scrappy, I just keep adding and adding until it all seems to work. I'm not so good at coordinating fabrics intentionally.

Selvage Quilter said...

I like the second green better too. I love to watch the fabric selection process and the design process. What fun.

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