August 23, 2013

Outside My Comfort Zone. Again.

Look at this stack of pretty. It's not very me, is it? But I love it. I love the colours and the small prints. Ever since I've known about Jo Morton fabrics, I've wanted to work with them. I had the chance earlier this year when I helped out a friend for a quilt book. It didn't really quench my thirst quite enough, so here's another project! This will probably become several wall hangings... the first of which will be for a dear friend who's just moving her business into a new office space, and I want to give her something to mark the occasion. The rest will probably end up in my shop.

I can't wait to cut into these and make her wall hanging. So many thoughts are popping into my mind but I've thankfully narrowed them down to a couple of ideas. It's fun working on a mini quilt... makes you work within the size constraints, and what a block will look like if you miniaturise it.

P/S: Everything looks cute in miniature. It's like a law or something.

Look at those colours. Even if these aren't your colours, you have to admire how rich and beautiful they are. Even the creams are divine.

Seriously. LOOK AT IT.

When I told my boss / friend Laura that I was going to work with Jo Morton fabrics, she almost fell off the floor hahaha! Then I told her it wasn't for me, and her BP started to slow back down.

I've got a couple more projects to do before I can get started with these fabrics. In the meantime I have them in a stack on my desk so my eyes can molest them.

So what are you working on these days? Anything fun? Or not so fun? Do tell :)

11 comments:

Sandra (Cherry Heart) said...

It's a beautiful and inspiring palette. It may not be entirely 'you', but I bet you'll love working with them all the same!

S x

Valerie said...

They are very beautiful. A lovely color palette for fall. I could see them working well with a log cabin pattern. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. :)

Sandra said...

Not my first fabric choices, but I bet it's going to look great.

Venus de Hilo said...

Oh my gosh, I am so much older than you! I can tell because these have triggered a flashback to my early quilting days when tiny little boring prints in safe colors were all that was available.

These do look like a lovely quality fabric, but no thank you. The idea that calicos are making a comeback has given me the shudders.

Lucky you: no competition from me for any of it. I'm going to go pet my Kaffe stash now...

QuiltNut Creations said...

such great fall colours!

Patrina Odette said...

You're so funny. Now just watch, you'll end up falling in love with whatever you make! How cute are those tiny prints?! Adorable! Have fun! And you already know what I'm working on. Just got some iron grey today. Volleyball tournament for my kiddo tomw, but maybe I can start cutting fabric on Sunday. Wish me luck!!

sharpie said...

Ah! These are amazing! Not colors I'd gravitate towards either normally but there's something about the whole lot together... almost like a pair of faded, dark-washed blue jeans with a rust-colored plaid? Love.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Those will make a great wall quilt...I do love traditional prints even Thimbleberries fall lines (gasp!) I've raided the civil war area of my LQS and its amazing how those cream background prints fit in so well with a stack of modern low volume prints.

Jeanette said...

I must agree with the earlier comment by Venus- looks like the choices that were popular about 15 years ago when I was learning how to quilt! Have fun with your project, looking forward to seeing the end result.

Laura McCarrick said...

You are going to LOVE working with the colors. They are way better than the little prints of yester-years. The colors are sooo saturated! Jo and I are on stand-by waiting to see what you make with them!

Kari said...

I've always felt many Denyse Schmidt fabrics work really well with Civil War reproductions. (I've used them together before. Gasp!) Those little prints can really let the quilt design shine, especially with minis. It is all in what you do with them.

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