Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Inspiration...

Sometimes a come across a fabric that I fall in love with even though it isn't a colour or print that I would usually be drawn to. This Liberty print was one such fabric. I love all the the animals & am looking forward to the challenge of working a bit out of my colour comfort zone. I hope that with the addition of some shot cottons & a spot or two i'll have the makings of a modern baby quilt.

Liberty + Shot Cotton

That's generally the way I plan (& I do use the term very loosely) a quilt. I find one fabric I love & work from there. I wonder if other people work in a similar way or have a system of their own? How do you plan a quilt?

14 comments:

One Flew Over said...

I'm like you...I find one fabric and work all others around it.

Great minds Chris, great minds ;)

Sarah K said...

I bought the same liberty fabric! Went in to start a black and white quilt, but fell in love with the animal print as well - can't wait to see your interpretation!

Amanda said...

It's sure to be fantastic, no doubt!

Mel said...

You know it's funny, I say my favourite colour is purple and yet I don't own a bit of purple fabric. This lot looks sensational and in your capable hands will surely wind up looking even better! I guess I have planned quilts around one fabric (a quilt I have on the go for my daughter at the moment was based around a Liberty print). I also sometimes use those paint chips from the hardware store that have a main colour and a few smaller strips of other colours (think it's Dulux?) as inspiration for future quilts. Hmm seems I've written an essay!

shine little light* said...

Ohh that animal print is stunning! I reckon a wrap skirt out of it would be fabulous - for a small person or otherwise! *s*

Leila said...

I think I usually decide on a color scheme, check my stash for whatever will work and then start the hunt for fabric to finish up the idea. The problem with that is that the hunting takes a very long time and my project often sits and sits before I get started. Then there's also the problem that I forget to put in solids. . .

I love your compositions!

Mrs Biddle said...

I do exactly the same with my quilts. Sometimes a fabric just needs pride of place in a piece of needle work doesn't it? A lovely Liberty fabric you've chosen there.

fairchildstreet said...

I am the same. Once piece of fabric and work from there.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Gorgeous! I just love that print! Did you get it from patchwork on central?

At the moment I'm planing quilts around whole ranges or colours. I also find I plan quilts around a design or skill I'd like to try. But it changes all the time! I know this will be stunning! xox

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

Yep, I tend to buy what I like and then create a stash story around that feature print. Then when I get the energy, start to cut and sew.

Kate said...

I'm not a purple person, but I like that. Sometimes I work like that and sometimes I pull out fabrics in colours that I want and make a huge mess with fabrics everywhere till I find what I want.

mjb said...

I either start from one fabric, or from a certain color combination that I can't get out of my mind (whether that comes from the fabrics being in the same line or not).

Jaclyn said...

something must be in the air - i'm loving all these deep purples I've been seeing around!

Off The Peg said...

Gorgeous fabric