Four or five years ago, I was on a striped fabric buying frenzy. At that time, I thought I would use the stripes for borders but rarely do. The pretty striped fabrics often do help me choose fabrics for quilts, even though I may not use the striped fabric that was the guide to help me choosing the fabrics.
Yesterday as I began looking for fabric for Blame Game, the plan was to choose any two fabrics that were shaded correctly to give the transparency effect. As soon as I walked into the fabric closet, I spotted this pretty striped fabric and seeing the peach and salmon stripes, knew right off what colors I would try to use.
The fabric is Heart Throb by Free Spirit and I’ve had it probably at least 3 years, maybe longer. I may use it in the wide non-pieced border or I may not use it at all.
I pulled some fabrics and I think the sewing assistant cat approves. Actually, he loves the strap dangling from the camera and that always gets his attention before I get the photo pose I was after.
Here are the fabrics I plan to use. I’ll make a test block or two and see how they look together. There isn’t much lime used in the quilt and because I didn’t want to have too many of the fabrics be Michael Miller Krystal or Moda Marbles, I’m using several lime greens and none of the greens are Marbles or Krystal. The background, which is very pale yellow, and the orange, are Krystal. The turquoise and peach are Marbles.
I’ve tweaked the pattern a bit but it’s still pretty much the same as what I showed yesterday.