Friday, February 10, 2012

I must be growing...

I remember a time where all my sewing projects looked the same - not the same - but the same because my fabric choices were so predictable. I have never been a "use only this line of fabric" kind of quilter, but I've come a long way since the early days of playing it safe.

Last night I was working on adding a border to Emily's {Modern} Robin block. She had generously sent a wide variety of fabrics (mostly solids) that were impeccably matched and chosen with the skill of an art student graduate (which she is). Now I have never taken color theory or anything of the sort... I go with my heart and that's where I am in color design.

So as I was saying, I was adding a border to her block and I'm proud to say that I didn't take the predictable route of adding a grey border around my added pieced border... instead I used this pinkish - Kona Mellon that she'd sent with the block. My point is, I spent half the time worrying if it was going to look ok, and if it would be "Emily" enough (her Emily, not me Emily lol). With the morning came clarity that I do indeed like the melon borders. (I'll still wait Emily's reply though - it may not be her liking).

Now looking at my design board, I'm seeing how I've grown. No more singular color palate for every project! On that wall alone I have:
Emily's {modern} Robin (light blue, salmon, purples, and oranges),
My Pillow Talk Swap piece (scrappy blue, white, light green, and grey),
My swoon quilt for Linda (pinks and purples with a shot of orange backed in white),
My tiny scrappy project (bright bold red, blue, green, yellow, orange - everything bold minus pink and purple),
And a random Harry Potter block (yellow and dark grey).

On second thought, maybe I just have a lot of WIP's laying around! lol.


  1. I think this is beautiful! Love the color palette.

  2. I love the border that you put on Emily's block! It looks great. I'm not a color theory person either and don't plan to be. The most I know about color, I learned in high school (which was a LONG time ago) in a interior design type class. Ha!

  3. Ooh - I love the stripes in your border. And the pink is a perfect choice!