Wednesday 28 May 2014

WIP - Playing with Colour

To celebrate Fluffy Sheep Quilting being 2 years open, Cindy very kindly gave a discount on her blog and I bought this fabric bundle of 9 fat quarters.  It's part of the blogger bundle collection on the shop and it was put together by Sarah at Fairy Face Designs. Isn't it really pretty?

As soon as I ripped open the blue packaging, I knew this was going to be used for the scrappy Swoon block I have planned for the Schnitzel & Boo mini-quilt swap. My swap partner loves rainbow, bright and modern fabrics so I needed to add a few more colours to this bundle of 9 to make the trip the whole way around the colour wheel.

I had great fun pulling everything from my shoe boxes of Fat Quarters and when they were all laid out together, I realised I didn't have enough variation  So, I broke up some precuts to add to it.  I added Charm pack squares from Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott.

Some dark blue and orange layer cake squares from Kate Spain's Sunnyside and even the small bit of Noteworthy (I am Noteworthy obsessed!) made it into the pile.

I'm not sure about the bright aqua or the orange at the moment and there are probably too many light blues but it's a colour wheel and it's pretty much complete, so I think I'm ready to just dive right in!

I also have a quilting plan for my 3 log cabin cushions.  I'm thinking of straight line quilting for the two smaller cushions.  I'd like to try matchstick quilting at some point and this small project seems ideal for this.  Another quilting pattern I've not tried yet is spiral, so I think the snail block is going to be my test piece for this one too!  It's really fun making a small project just to play and explore.  I'm not sure how many cushions one house needs but I'm sure I can squeeze in a few more! 

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  1. You can NEVER have enough cushions :) The fabrics you have chosen for the swoon blocks are lovely, I quite like that it's heavy on the aqua.

  2. Oh, yes! Cushions and new quilting techniques go great together and are sew much fun! Love how your colour wheel is coming together, Ruth. Looking forward to seeing your Swoon! PS. Are you aware you have your word verification on?

  3. I too haven't tried a big spiral yet...good idea to start on a small piece. LOVE your fabrics too....I'd like to personally invite you to share this post under our TUesday Archives Color Wheels theme...the linky is open until the 29.

    1. YAH!!! Thanks for linking us to your post and sharing your process with us! Good tips here!

    2. YAH!!! Thanks for linking us to your post and sharing your process with us! Good tips here!

  4. Definitely keep the orange in! I love orange! Looking forward to watching this develop.

  5. Love the fabrics you chose! Can't wait to see it all in action. The quilting plan for your cushions sounds great! They're going to look amazing!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  6. your Swoon block is going to be beautiful!!!

  7. I LOVE your rainbow fabric pull!

  8. What a yummy fabrics! Have fun with your quilting adventure!

  9. Super fabric selections, hope I see the finished mini swoon!


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