Sunday, 13 May 2012

But I want red!

The audition for border fabric for the string quilt is over. I limited my choices to use only fabrics from my oldest stash which resides in a closet in my sewing room. There were pink ballerinas, blue hip hop dancers, green opera singers and purple violinists, but through all the noise all I could hear was “I want red!”.

I tried to persuade it into accepting a fun orange/purple/red paisley-ish print that I have had for ages,

but blah, on a distance it looks like mud. Fun mud, but still mud.

I have to add that the Aunt Grace fabrics in the blocks are a very specific shade or tone or whatever of pink that does not play well with others. Total outcast.

Finally I caved in and brought out the cavalry, my prettiest red fabric which I have been saving for a rainy day. Well, it was pouring by now.

It’s just perfect - red with a whole rainbow of circles, picking up all the colours from the scraps. Not a difficult choice, is it!

And to top it off (literally), I found a 10” strip of this cup fabric which I am sure came in a bundle a few years back. It matches the green in the border fabric and plays even nicely with the difficult pink. Well done indeed.

Yes, audition is over. Why don't I iron fabrics BEFORE I put them away...

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant choice of the red circles and tea cups! Great quilt, with your own special pizzaz!

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  2. Ja, här ser man hur "fel" ett tyg kan vara och hur RÄTT ett annat är!

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  3. The red fabric with circles is fabulous!!

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  4. ...because then you'll just have to iron them again before you cut them!

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  5. Like your red and the coffe cup fabric too!

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