Tuesday, June 17, 2014

That bundle

While cleaning the studio this morning I ran across this bundle of Civil War Jubilee by Moda.  Moda is great fabric to work with...when it's in your color pallete.  Now don't get me wrong I love civil war quilts and have made a few.  This is my sweeties color pallete.  
So I'd like to make a quilt with these but really have no clue.  I've googled, searched all my books and nothing seems to be the right pattern for these bold prints.  There's a free pattern that uses this line...yukky and boring.  I'm almost at the point of cutting them into charms for a simple quilt.  Funny how color will stifle your creativity.  If this were a bundle of Pam Kitty or Lori Holt fabric the ideas would come pouring out of my quilty soul.  

~ Lea Anne ~

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7 comments:

  1. I've come to appreciate the reproduction fabrics more over the past few years, but I am right there with you... bring on the bright and happy fabrics! You will find the right pattern for your fabric, and your quilt will be beautiful.

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  2. It's hard to believe it's been five years, but here's what worked for me when I used Civil War type fabrics:
    http://doraquilts.blogspot.com/2009/07/quilt-story-i-first-summer-saga.html
    I combined several different patchwork blocks, and all those changes keep my engagement with them much higher than if I'd used a single block.
    I hope that might inspire you.

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  3. How about a rail fence quilt?Something simple to go with the simple colors. It would also be a quick quilt to make.

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  4. Take a look at Edyta Star patterns for Laundry basket quilts, lots of nice patterns that work in this color palette. I'm making Common Bride in a similar colors to your bundle.

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  5. how I giggled when I read you stumbled across this fabric, if only I had fabric to stumble across. I would love to have stashes like this

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  6. If you throw in lots of a light fabric such as Kona Snow, it can change the whole look of the fabrics and lighten them up no end. Or how about a log cabin with those as the darks and then a variety of white/neutrals.

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  7. I think the cover quilt of Kim Diehl 's book Simple Comforts would make good use of those fabrics. You would also have lots of scraps which I love.

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