New Project, new choices…..there is nothing I love more than sitting down with a hot cup of coffee, a new pattern, under a cozy blanket in the early morning quiet.
When you crack the seal all the possibilities are let out in to the open to be discovered like a treasure. My Secret Garden was no exception to the rule….I started with a predetermined color palette that soothed my soul and called my name.
My Secret Garden blocks are made up of two colors, a background fabric and an accent fabric. The background fabric and accent fabric are set; so the only real variable is choosing which fabric will be color #1 and which will be color #2.
In my quilt, Color #1 is represented by a beige print and color #2 is represented by a navy print. The accent color is the solid navy and the background is the neutral beige. While I studied the pattern I discovered Sherri Falls, the designer chose only 3 different color groupings and then repeated them. I could have made a different choice but I felt my color palette was neutral and classic and the repetition would give it an overall calming effect.
Once I made this design choice, the next part was easy….every beige print needed a navy print partner….I started laying them out on my table and auditioning my choices.
In general, I like to mix the scale of my fabric prints to create interest and movement in my quilts. For example, I pair a large print with something more subtle rather than putting two subtle or two large prints together.
After I created my pairs, I set them out in a row and arranged how I would like the fabrics to appear in the first row of 3 blocks. The second set of the 3 blocks use the same pattern choices. I used Sherri Falls pattern for the final placement of the completed squares.
Enjoy your favorite beverage and take a few moments to dream and create.
Happy Sewing, Joy
The Big Reveal and other matters…..
Christmas and New Years came and went so fast…..as always I’m an early bird and waiting for the clue is a challenge for me...I’m with the Aussie’s, feels like I have been waiting all day to begin the fun.
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