Now that my nephew's quilt is done (well, the binding needs to be finished but I have the fabric so for argument's sake we'll check it off the list) I need another project to longarm. I don't know if you've seen the weather reports lately but it's been cold here in WY. The other day it was 8 degrees during the day. Yes, you read that correctly, eight. And let me tell you that in this case, eight is NOT enough! We don't have enough blankets in the house and we don't have a quilt to snuggle under. (I know, horrible of a quilter not to keep her household warm.) So the next two quilts will be for our bedroom. When we moved here we got one of those king-sized beds that's made from two twins that can change position. Comfy but one king bed covering isn't practical. Two twin quitls it is then. But I don't want them to be matchy-watchy.
That's where Kathy Doughty's lovely book Making Quilts comes into play. She has the Fractured and Red Centre quilt patterns that are made from the same wonky block unit. It'll be lots of fun!
I have lots of great turquoise and green fabrics in my stash that would look fantastic in a quilt. I took my Pink Chalk Fabrics gift certificate and ordered some darker blue fabrics to use as the contrast.
Of course on the monitor these all looked close to navy with the exception of the solid. Funny how it turns out that the Kaffe Fassett fabric is more teal and that the Moda Grunge fabric is more of a charcoal. They'll still look great and will add more depth.
I may get a few darker navy fabrics to make more contrast with some of the turquoise fabrics. I'll only use a bit of the magentas and a shot of that brilliant chartreuse fabric in the upper center. It'll probably be a bit more color than what Steve would like but perhaps after I'll make a blue only bed runner to balance out some of the more feminine colors.
And just for fun I also ordered these three colors of Moda Grunge by Grey ... you never know when a good textured solid will come in handy. Sometimes I prefer textured solids to a plain solid. It seems to add that little bit of depth to a quilt. What about you? Do you use solids, textured solids, or mainly prints in your quilts?