Wednesday, 9 May 2018

New beginning

Off I go again. Though I am trying to prioritise the hand quilting and some non-quilting stuff, I have squeezed in half an hour to play with fabric.   I had in my mind a very pretty pale green and pink combination that Audrey has been working with, but my stash didn't yield anything very helpful.  I did find these two shirts, which my sister gave me for Christmas (yes, for chopping up; I wouldn't be so churlish as to cut into them if they were meant for wearing).
So I've got mint green, but no pink.  Then, rooting through my boxes I found  some Charley Harper.
Now it felt like I was getting somewhere.

So back to the boxes, to pull out things in the right colours: browns, greys, ochre, sand, and more minty greens.
 Here's a different view.
It's often the case with my first pulls that they are very pleasing on the eye but a little bit too nicely matched, and I think that's true here, but that dark brown with the little flowers introduces a little touch of a much deeper blue, which might be the answer.  Here's the same pull with a big piece of that deeper blue.
This, to my eye, has much more potential.  This is more yardage-heavy than I would ideally choose, so now I am going to let it stew for a day or two and maybe have a hunt around for one or two more shirts in the meantime.

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a great start for a new treasure!

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  2. That Charley Harper print is perfection for coordinating with the shirts. I do like the pull with the dark blue in the mix. I look forward to seeing what additional shirts you find and where this takes you.

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  3. fascinating journey where our fabrics lead us!

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  4. How exciting, Kaja, another adventure beginning.
    And to what new vista are you taking us to?

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  5. I do love gathering fabric stacks and dreaming of all that lovely potential! It's funny that you would be looking for the pale green/pink combination similar to mine as I was thinking it wasn't enough depth by itself! It's hard for me to work with pink as the inherent 'sweetness' factor easily trips me up. I do love your light, mellow tones to this fabric pull though. Somehow you always make it work so well!

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  6. I find this part very exciting, picking out the colours and the prints. You have a lovely mix of warm and cool colours there.

    -Soma

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  7. That is a nice combination of colors, stripes and prints. That Harper fabric is wonderful and will make a lovely focus fabric. I am interested in how you decide the way you are going to cut and sew these together.

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  8. I really like what you have done here...and came at a perfect time...have a couple shirts that I have already cut up and thinking what to do with them...was thinking I hiad to use all shirting. Now I’ll compare with my stash and see what makes sense! Thanks for your post! Linda

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  9. Loving this fabric mix! Loving the birdy fabric especially : )

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  10. Some of my most favorite color. Harmonious. Blessings.

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  11. Don't you just love when the fabric practically picks itself out? You start with a piece or two, add a lovely print, then coordinate with the print and before you realize it, the fabric has decided. How does it know?

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