Monday, April 30, 2007

What would you do?

I have these 1/2 yard cuts...
Japanese prints They are "heavy weight" like canvas. & 2 similar but different 1 yard cuts... (the purple spider web and a honey comb that you can see at this quilt shop in NYC that I visited once upon a time ago...)

I want to make them into bags... Would you mix them together or get a similar weight solid to "go with" them...

I think they are too clashy to go together... I know they are too pricey to find that out too late...

23 comments:

Andi said...

I would pair them...either of the biggr prints with either of the smaller ones. If you need more yardage, then mix in a solid.

quiltpixie said...

I'd make 4 bags, one from each piece of yardage, and then add a lighter weight for pockets/handle trim if you wanted....

Carole said...

I think they would work well together on a bag! Happy quilting!

Nancy said...

I would mix them but also add some solids to tone then down a bit.

Libby said...

Seems like they belong together. Always a fan of more shopping *s* maybe a new piece to use for the lining.

joyce said...

I think the purple and green on the left would go well together. Not so sure about the other two.

Sharon said...

I think the 2 fabrics on the left hand side of the picture (the green with the purple flower one on top of it) look good together.

The other 2 fabrics (same print, different colors) don't seem to play well together. . . perhaps you could mix them with other fabrics?

IMHO, FWIW

Kay said...

Pair them, definitely. But don't use equal amounts. Pick one for the main fabric and the other one for a secondary fabric, and add a solid, very simple geometric, or tone on tone for an accent. It should look great, especially the pair on the left.

Jeanne said...

I would use them in pairs or make four separate bags. Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

paula, the quilter said...

Pair them up! Nobody suggested the green w/ the green and the purple w/ the purple. Just my 2cents.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I will just be surprised and impressesd and probably just tell you how clever you are! tracey

martha said...

I would use them together. Mixing patterns in chic. check out this site for some fun bag ideas. My dd got a gift certificate for her bday
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Ina said...

Wow these are just gorgeous - who makes those ???

I think these definately go together! I would not get anything basic to go with them if you are going to piece them but rather use regular cotton to applique or make a lining.

Plus who knows how long it would take to find a simpler fabric of the same quality?

Susan H. said...

I agree with the majority. The 2 on the left seem to go well together. The right side ones are a bit much. Thanks for stopping by my blog....

Marisa said...

I love those wild colors, and think you could totally get away with it. The more wild, the more better! But...that's just me...I think you have higher standards!

Becky said...

I'd use adjacently together - 2 fabrics for each bag. The purples together and the UM yellows? together.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I wouldn't combine them, but use them separately to showcase each one. They're gorgeous.

Hedgehog said...

I just bought similar weight fabrics for bags in February. I think pairing with solids is a good idea, but they also work together! How large are you thinking for the bags?

swooze said...

I just bought a pattern called xbag. You can see the two fabrics in the bag. I think you could combine two of those in the one bag.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I think they would mix ok - especially if you used 1 for the bottom/handles and the other for the main body. Line with a lighter weight, similar colored fabric. I just love bags with a gusset and zipper on top too. I think the fabrics will look great for a bag - there are so many great bag patterns out there!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Flippytale Quilter said...

Oh I don't think they are too "clashy" together, you could add a solid sashing of sorts that is the same weight to the pieces. The solid will separate them into their own little corrals so they won't get too clashy with each other. I really like they way you laid them out too.

Make as many bags as you can combining them. Then in each bag you can admire every beautiful print at the same time. (of course this is coming from one who loves to combine as many fabrics as possible)

Be sure to let them marinade before you cut them, you will be happier with the results!

Holly said...

Looks like you got plenty of opinions. I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up doing :)

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I would "rest the eye" with a solid or two.