Ideas needed/wanted being solicited.
Background - many of you may be aware of the fact that hands down Jan Mullen is my favorite fabric designer. One of her fabric lines is Bohemian Melodiez. (I have 7 pieces - including 10 yards of one for a King back.) I was thinking about doing a Turning Twenty Around the Block by: Tricia Cribbs quilt. As you can see, there is a space for a fussy cut fabric or block within each TT block. You may also have noticed the brightness of the fabrics in question....
Here is (are) my question (s):
What would you put in the centers?
1. Naturally colored cats - fussy cut fabric - high contrast
2. pieced cats - again naturally colored
3. a variety of cats that sort of match like this one, or this one?
4. cats pieced out of similar fabrics
5. a variety of fussy cut black & white cats
6. black on white pieced cats
7 something else...
I got a copy of Denyse Schmidts Quilts (I blogged a copy of her free pattern earlier.) I got 6 of her fabrics with which I am going to make that free quilt (Flea Market Fancy or Hop, Skip & Jump - dpeneding on whether or not you bought the book - tee hee.) - makes you wonder why I bought the book, huh? (I really like the soft sculpture cat - not that I plan on making it anytime soon. & a couple of her other quilts.)
I got this fabric brown with small flowers & 5 to go with it - including this one with a lot of white (I hope those hyperlinks show two different fabrics.), so my pondering is this - in the book she mixed reds (pre-fabric line apparently) with plain white muslin & it is very effective; however, as you can see in the free pattern, she mixed limes & turquoises with brown prints. If you did not have the limes and turquoises & your mix of prints was on the brown side including this one in gold - what would you use with it? Muslin? Would that be o.k. with the polka dots on white?
(FYI I was originally going to do a YBR by Atkinson Designs & be done with it.... But now I have the book....)
Anyone else "into" the Flea Market Fancy "look?" (I file Amy Butler & Kaffe Fasset in that same group.)
Yes, once again this is more just me yakking about my dandylion ideas.... You see while the Jan Mullen fabrics are so me - the Flea Market Fancy was purchased because I saw other people like Jan at Be*Mused had some... So I wanted some too... (I can say the same thing about Robyn Pandolf, and a few others...) Sigh, it is a hard life...