On Boxing Day, Laura at Quokka Quilts set us the challenge to build our own cordinating fabric bundle from all the fabric available at the fat quarter shop. You can read about it here.
Well, this was fun. Especially as I’ve had an idea in my head to do a quilt in a limited colour palette. The very one I’m about to show you actually. You had to pick 12 prints and 3 solids. Now, some of you will know that I’m a little more traditional in the print department prefering textures and prints like Jinny Beyer’s that are used for shading. So I’m not sure if my choices properly fit in with the rules. But there ARE just 3 solids here. So here’s my selection that I’m considering putting together for a very eye catching (in my humble opinion) quilt.
They are (left to right, top to bottom)
1. Little Gatherings raven tendril
2. Calypso Swing grey
3. Black Tuxedo Batiks raven iron gate
4. Nature Elements charcoal
5. Kona coal
6. Michael Miller Silver Fairy Frost
7. Palladium gray gridlock
8. Calypso Swing pink shadows
9. Together mauve dotted plaid
10. Michael Miller eggplant krystal
11. Kona eggplant
12. Moda bella solids aubergine
13. Nature Elements orchid bloom
14. Oval Elements juicy grape
15. Moda Marbles cranberry
Of course, as luck would have it, I can’t actually put this bundle together. Because between the time of me downloading my large number of fabric pics, and finally narrowing them down into a bundle, one is no longer available and one is marked down. Must be a discontinued line. These would of course be the calypso fabrics. None of the others on my original list have that right mix of black and grey to replace the one, or the mix of the three colours to replace the other. So this will require much more research. But I have until the 10th when the challenge closes. And for now, I like my first choices too much to go looking for their replacements, so I’ll leave them in.