Choosing Fabrics

With most of my fabric still packed, choosing fabrics for new projects is a struggle.  The boxes are all labeled as to color and it’s so tempting to go digging in the boxes but they’re stacked like sardines in the closet and it isn’t easy to move around in there and there’s the constant thought in my mind about where the next gecko might be hiding.

I needed to make a block and had drawn it out in blue, yellow and green and while digging through a box, I came across this striped fabric.

Purple, green and gold!  My favorite color combination.  My mind immediately flipped from blue, yellow and green to purple, green and gold! Luckily I had a box of green already open and a box of yellow already open and was able to get to a box of purple fabric.

My plan was to use the stripe in the quilt and in the border but as the design evolved, the striped fabric was pushed aside.  That happens so often because I have such a hard time using anything other than tone on tones.  I’ll end up having to pull more yellow and another green because there’s not enough of either colors to complete the full quilt.

The pieces are all cut for 12 blocks, though I’ll make 20 once I get to more fabric.  I love my block and I love the quilt that the design will make.  Too bad I can’t show you yet!  🙂

Just another bit of advice – Always make sure your Post-It® Notes match your project and be sure the container into which you’re placing your project matches also!  🙂  Seriously, that was all purely accidental but it does all look nice being color coordinated, doesn’t it?


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    Tina says

    You’re from Louisiana and your favorite color scheme is that usually associated with Mardi Gras? Quelle supris! Is the new block for a new book or magazine article? Bon chance!

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    Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says

    Judy, you are such a tease. I can’t wait to see what these gorgeous fabrics are going to make. By the way, I love those stripes but I, also, have a tough time using stripes.

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    Marilyn Smith says

    Stripes make really striking bindings!

    Judy, glad you liked the eye candy on the blog this morning! I have been cleaning up my cutting table today and uncovering my longarm from its summer hibernation. Gets too darn hot in here. We do have air in this room, but it is iffy. So, she has been covered up and hibernating since the second half of June but I am ready to go again. Tomorrow I will clean her up, check her oil etc. and hopefully load up a quilt.