When making a quilt you need to pick a pretty pattern and yummy fabrics, well it's one of the first steps and definitely the fun part.
When making this quilt which came from a dream, I first picked fabrics from the same line of Riley Blake Designs. It could have been a pretty quilt but wouldn't have been as interesting. To change it up I added 2 fabrics from another line, a brighter yellow and a softer gray. Your eye is drawn to the brightest and the lightest, I think it adds a little something don't you? Making a quilt using just the color dots on the edge of the quilt may not pop when there are only three. The quilt will come to life once it has been layered with batting, backing and top stitched this is the fun part!
With my entering my second year as a quilter I have decided instead of making quilts to make quilts to give as gifts or sell, this year I want to learn something and make each for a reason. I have a few in my sketch book I am thinking about for quilt shows, this one will be going to the Amherst Quilters Guild ~ Blooming Quilts. (yes I have actually decided to enter a few)
Two I have picked with techniques I have never tried and really want to and lastly a couple that came from dreams. When I was working in Catering some of my best suggestions for parties and campaigns came from my dreams. The joke was when the bosses needed something new I was told to "Sleep on It" Lastly I want to find a great way to quilt for a charity, I am checking out a few organizations.
I won't even suggest that I know a lot about value and volume or color theory, I have looked for books but found blogs to be the best source for me, its a learning process. With that I am joining the Modern Low Volume Swap III with Making Rebecca Lynn. I can not wait to receive all the treasured fabrics picked by fellow lovers of fabric. Since this is open to international swappers they can come from anywhere, so exciting. I am adding this badge to my blog with excitement!