I don’t know what your favorite part of a project is, but I LOVE the fabric pull stage. My mind is full of possibilities and going thru the cubbies of fabrics, looking for the perfect ones, is SO…..MUCH……FUN!!
Yesterday’s event was even more fun because I watched my friend Marnie pull fabric for a quilt. Making it even nicer is that this quilt will be a Christmas gift for her friend Mike.
OKAY…..FOR ALL OF YOU WHO KNOW MARNIE AND MIKE……IT IS A SURPRISE SO DON’T TELL!!!
The quilt that she is making will use Laura Heine Guitar Collage…..
This design calls for numerous solid/”reads-as-solid” fabrics for the background and then lots of fussy-cut pieces added as embellishments.
Marnie threw herself into the assignment of choosing fabrics….
….pulling whites, blues, greens, oranges and …..TONS of possible embellishment fabrics.
As she searched, I cleared the cutting table…..
….and covered it with a neutral-colored fabric…..
As much as I like my purple cutting mat, it doesn’t do ANYTHING for helping to discern the true color of the fabrics!!
Marnie picked 8 to 10 fabrics in each color category and LOTS of possible embellishment fabrics. We spread them out to have a look…..
Now it was time to look at each color group and winnow down the options. The whites were the easiest to do so we started with those…..
As we went, Marnie learned how to place the fabrics in succession so that one flowed into the next…..
We now had all of the fabrics selected……
….and could start on the layout process.
It is going to be a great journey. Be sure to come back next week for more!!!