Hey there! I'm finally coming off of my turkey hangover and getting around to this post. I can't wait to show you what I've been working on the last few months.
Earlier this year I became OBSESSED with solids. I mean, I used solid fabrics before (neutrals mostly) for backgrounds and such- but never in a whole quilt. But with all the "modern" quilting use of solids I started using them more. Then all of a sudden all the ideas in my sketchbook were filled with solid colors rather then fabric collections. That's when I realized it was time to
I couldn't contain my excitement for solids anymore and started sewing like crazy. But I soon found that I was alone in my love for solids. Ok, maybe alone isn't the right word. However I talked to many quilters (and shop owners) who found solids were boring or made a quilt look cheap. WHAT!?
That's when I knew I had to do something about it. So I designed a collection of patterns called "Sew Solid" to prove to quilters that solids are anything but boring!
In my design process I wanted to make quilts that had awesome graphic detail to show the striking colors. I also kept in mind that these same quilts would need to look nice with printed fabric too.
Some of the designs were determined by color placement while others were all about the design and the color choices came later.
The colors for 'Sure Bet' were fun to pick. I knew I wanted a softer palette but I also wanted something unexpected. I love the results!
A few of the patterns use a particular color family to show the design. 'Hot Stuff' was a last minute addition to the group of patterns but was one that I couldn't pass up. This one is probably my favorite of the bunch. :o)
Of course I had to use a gradation of color! This was a favorite among market attendees and I ended up selling out. Look familiar?
A few of the patterns I showed at market are re-makes of existing patterns that I have that I knew would look AMAZING in solids. Cabana in cool blues, greys, and a few greens.
Urban Life in 3 shades of purple with a dash of chocolate brown and citron to spice it up!
And Best Friends in a combination of soft colors that turned so right!
I'm curious, do you love to SEW SOLID too!?