If you’ve followed my blog very much, you know I have a non-traditional (pretty bad!) sense of color. I have a color wheel and I have books on color and I’ve studied and I sometimes remember the concepts but I just use what I like. End of story! Oh wait . . it isn’t quite the end of the story. I sometimes make quilts that will be in magazines and . . there was the book! I sometimes have to use colors that others will like.
I had a magazine editor once tell me NO MORE PURPLE AND GREEN! She must have thought there was someone out there who doesn’t like purple and green together! You may have also noticed that almost all of my stash is tone on tone type fabric. I never buy “collections”. I always buy almost solids.
Yesterday I needed to start working on a red/white or ecru/black quilt. The same red and black fabrics are used in all the pictures. It’s the middle one – the white or ecru – that I struggled with.
This is a white with mini black dots. I figured it would photograph as gray. This combination didn’t excite me.
Then I came up with this ecru for the middle fabric. Again, not very exciting. I was getting desperate. I needed 4-1/2 yards and I don’t have that much of most of my pieces.
Then, again, I noticed the bolts on top of my stash shelves. This Michael Miller fabric was sitting there. Almost white, a very light cream. A good, heavy fabric that seam allowances will not show through.