Thursday, 13 November 2014

Starting something new

After a week of hand quilting and playing with my denim bits (still ongoing) I felt ready yesterday to start piecing again. This is going to be for my oldest son and I started with this piece of fabric:


He's a city person through and through, so New York felt like a good starting point.  Here's my first run through stash looking for black/grey fabrics. (Sorry for blurry photo!)



The little squares are from an Oakshott charm pack and I think I'm going to use them to sneak some colour in.  Apart from them I'm going monochrome - he decided black and red were his colours when he was about 6 and nothing much has changed since then.  It'll be interesting to see if I can restrain myself and keep to this palette or whether I crack at some point down the line!

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.



11 comments:

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

This is a lovely palette. If it helps you stay in this color palette, I made a black/white/red/brown quilt top which I absolutely love. http://mouseinmypocket.com/2014/06/extra-extra-communique-quilt-top-complete/

Rachel said...

Very cool. I'm loving the red pops already. ;)

LA Paylor said...

so cool. I like reading about your process too. Design posts are most interesting to me.
I love the fabrics too!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Cheryl said...

Very cool palette and fabrics!

Mary Marcotte said...

Those are some great fabrics! I did a black/white bow tie quilt years ago that eventually went to my niece as a thank you gift. She has managed to incorporate into her ever-changing decor for years because the quilt is neutral. I'm sure he'll love that city fabric...it's really stunning. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Nina Marie said...

Ohhh I love the word fabric. A bit of accent color will be a great touch!

Sally Ziesler said...

He'll love that mixture of fabrics. I canjust see it working well for him.

Lara B. said...

Kaja - I can tell already that this is going to be another awesome quilt! You have a great eye for combining fabrics! I am determined to make a Kaja Style quilt someday soon!

Sylvia said...

Love the focus fabric and the mix to go with it! I am looking forward to seeing what happens next!

Norma Schlager said...

Love that NYC fabric and what you've chosen to go with it. Should be a winner!

Lorna McMahon said...

Those are great fabrics, Kaja! I can't wait to see you work your magic on them. Those pops of red are just right!