We're restarting our homeschool, doing laundry and just generally adapting to the regular flow, so I decided to give myself a fun assignment - fabric playtime! Remember this picture?
Still running high on inspiration (I can practically taste this color scheme!), I joyfully put together a collection of fabrics from my stash:
At first the oranges I pulled from my stash were too true orange. I wanted a softer, creamier orange. The solid shown at left is Kona Papaya, which is exactly right. I think the teal-ish color on the Disney ride had slightly more of a blue tone, but I like this collection of teals, which are related to Kona Candy Green, according to my Kona color card. And then I finished with flashes of coral.
Do you love it? I LOVE it! Like, it's living on my table so that I can look at it all day. Is this what fabric playtime is supposed to feel like? I definitely want to do this more often!
That Orange Bouquet print from Flea Market Fancy is the same I featured in my Modern Medallion quilt. It's prettiness always charms me. I tried to choose other prints with a somewhat vintage flair as well, to match the tone of Orange Bouquet. The coral Dotted Leaf print is from Chicopee and you can see a white and orange Madrona Road print there in the bottom left corner.
I just got this new print, Les Amis in Teal, from Pink Chalk Fabrics. The scale and style are so lovely (also comes in coral, chocolate and olive). It sits beside a hard-to-find Cosmo Cricket crosshatch and below another Flea Market Fancy print, Posie in Turquoise, which happens to carry the whole color scheme. Find!
The trouble is I don't think I can play fabrics without desperately wanting to sew them pronto. See, just add some low volume prints and wouldn't it make a shining, happy
True confession: By now I already have a pattern in mind.
But... so many other things to finish first. Hmm.