My stash is cultivated, I do maintain, to allow me to rummage and pull out fabrics to suit an impulse. I decided to join the Summer Solstice quilt-a-long with Melissa of Happy Quilting, and I loved the warmer colour palette she showed. So pinks and purples it was, with gold and orangish red to contrast, then for the background I decided to try scrappy. I have a hard time mixing low volumes with white and cream backgrounds, so I went with creams, and I also wanted to try using some of my low volume prints which contain a colour other than beige or grey.
To confirm my fabric picks, I tried a black and white photo. Nope, that original pink floral won’t work, too light.
I created a design opportunity by
messing up making an unplanned deviation on the cutting for the sashing, therefore running out of my chosen sashing fabrics, so I’m going to wait until the blocks are assembled and see what I can come up with. Here’s my final picks.
I’m making the 54″ size (4 blocks). Tell me, are you doing any quilt-a-longs this summer?
Linking up to the Summer Solstice Quilt-a-Long and Main Crush Monday with Cooking Up Quilts.