Monday, June 24, 2013

Just What I Need.....More Fabric!!!!

I started this project using mostly Kona Cottons........ but I always find them so very solid. I had some of those jelly rolls....I believe that's what they're called, shows you how I often I use pre-cuts. I had them in three different colour ways and yet I found myself hunting for more fabric.
Something with a bit more texture usually calls my that black and white print by Marcia Derse (from my stash) and I think I might be on my way. I also nixed the woven stripes by Kaffe Fasset for this particular project....I'm not sure why, they just didn't feel right. 
See all those lovely fabrics at the bottom of the page......
Color Weave by P&B Textiles, not on sale by the way, but I couldn't help myself. 
In my experience, I find it easier working with woven look fabrics or shot cottons rather than the pure solid cottons because they seem to flow together more easily and have a bit of a painterly quality, which I love.
Since most of my shot cottons are back in Alberta I had no choice but to go shopping...right??? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!


  1. I agree - I find the solids too "flat" to be easy to use. I tend to go with hand-dyes or something with some variation to them. Those new fabrics, Color Weave by P & B, look yummy! Of course you needed to go shopping!! I'll back you up on that.

  2. I find the all solids quite flat as well. I like to mix in subtle textures, linen looks. Gives a quilt more depth and dimension!

  3. I love your style! Shot cottons and woven cottons are my go to fabrics every time! But I do love to mix it up with kona and other solids from time to time!

    1. too, and I always have to mix it up somewhat as well.

  4. Of course you had to shop, there can never be too many colours. I am certain you will use them all up. This quilt is looking wonderful so far.

  5. I love textured fabrics. They seem to give more life and movement thank all solids. I can't wait to see where this one goes.

  6. I'm so glad you found those prints Marianne; when Linda put them out in the shop I actually thought of you! (And do you like where the solids are now in Satin Moon?) Happy quilting!

  7. Too funny....she does have a nice selection though, and right where I can't miss them.

  8. I agree that plain solids look a bit flat, so I would love to find some more with a woven structure. Your fabrics look fabulous! Love that print!

  9. Looking great already! And of course you had to shop.. duh... doesn't even need explaining ! :-)

  10. Quite curious to see how this one turns out. I'm really liking the angles you have going on.


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