a color palette…? How do you select fabrics and colors for a quilt project? Do you buy a kit? Do you use stash? Do you buy a pattern and make fabric selections at that time? Is there a blending of all of these as you begin a new quilt?
I have a stash. I launder all of my fabrics before sewing with them. For me, when I’m ready to sew, it’s RIGHT NOW!!! I do not have the patience to run to the store, make selections, buy, then bring the fabrcis home to launder. That kills my enthusisiam. Meanwhile, sitting on my shelves, I allow my fabrics to sort of ‘speak’ with me. Crazy, huh…?!
I have ideas swirling in my head. Colors and fabrics playing together. Things that look lovely in my mind’s eye. ; ) Then there’s my list of projects and quilts for ‘some day’…
I have some fabrics that are very precious to me. Maria, from Primrose Gradiations, passed away a few years ago. I LOVE my little stash of her fabrcis. Milly, from Milly’s Country Cottons. She has retired. Then there are my Oakshotts. At least they are still available – albeit not easy for me to get.
I have ALWAYS loved and admired red and green quilts. You know, the antique Christmas quilts! I’m going to give it a whirl!?!?!?
I have decided to make Kim McLean’s Roseville Album quilt in the style of an antique Christmas quilt. My colors will be reds and greens, mostly. ; ) Done on a black background. I also have decided, I WILL cut into those very precious fabrics…