Friday, 6 March 2015

It's all about the colour

Getting started on the walls project.  I rummaged around in the garage (which is where I keep my boxes of fabric) and came up with two sets of colours.  I think I had in my head something quite literal, so was looking for greys, browns, that sort of thing.



After a few days of looking and thinking I came to the conclusion that neither of these was quite right.  I didn't mind either, but equally didn't feel that excited by them.  So I've had another go, keeping quite a few of these but broadening it out a bit.



As you can see I've pulled some prints this time, and quite a few murky yellows/yellowy-greens.  I'm feeling much more interested in this selection, so will set off and see where I get to.  I guess some of these may not make it into the quilt and other fabrics may turn up that aren't here, but it's a fair jumping off point.  

As a side note, I've noticed that I'm much happier once I throw some prints into the mix.  I like the idea of a quilt made just with solids, but haven't yet looked a a grouping of solid fabrics and not wanted to shove some pattern in there.

5 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I like the vibe I am getting with the final selection. I can't decide if it is an early spring day or an autumn afternoon... but either way the fabric selection works really well!

LA Paylor said...

well, you're off (the wall) and running. I have two more timed projects to do before I can start. LEeAnna

P. said...

Really like those prints you've added to the mix!

Maartje Quilt said...

I love your fabric choice. I love to see the finished quilt.

Rachel said...

I have to put prints in my fabric selections too, but then I think the only true solids I've ever used are black and a little bit of white. Tonals are my friend. ;) I like your starting line-up. Can't wait to see your progress!