Quilting: a Disparity

When I look at fabrics, I am drawn to the BOLD.
Anna Maria Horner
Flourish
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Kaffe Fasset
Lake blossoms, Red
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Oh my word, the pinks dance there. That is a BIG look. But I do love it.

These are the kinds of fabrics I bring home.
Then.
When I look at quilts, here are the ones that I like.
New wave pattern done in solids By Kelly at Live Love Create
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Or “Wonky Log Cabin Sunshine” by Deux Petite Souris
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Do you see the issue? It’s all bold all day, but the quilts I like have minimal pattern in them and the fabrics I like are ALL pattern.
I will have to get (much) better at designing, to be able to go into the store and buy solids (beautiful solids) then create works that make me happy using the solids.

What do you have in your stash? Does it match what you sew with?

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3 Comments to Quilting: a Disparity
    • Line
    • I know what you mean. I love quilts and fabric that are quite different from one another. I haven’t worked at them long enough to give you an answer though. I just am trying to stick to not buying new fabric until I’ve used up what I have. Am I kidding myself?

      • Susi
      • Oh I am with you Line! I wonder (often) if I am kidding myself. Although, with the move recently, I have been unpacking things that feel very fresh again! It is exciting.

    • Tawny
    • I have a FQ bundle of all that Kaffe Fassett red. Gorgeous! All of it! Although I admit, I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. So difficult to decide on something that I’ll love as much as the fabric. I wish I could just hang it up as is and stare at it all day – maybe the inspiration would hit me. :)

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