Monday, May 05, 2014

Surprising myself

If you knew me well you would know that, generally speaking, I am dismissive of spotted and striped fabric.

Amazing that I surprised myself by buying a set of 12 brightly coloured fat quarters all with a polka dot pattern.

My favourite colours lie within the autumn colour range but with exposure to lots of quilting ideas and trends on line I have come to appreciate brightly coloured fabrics too.

When I bought these fat quarters I was not even sure when I would be using them but I do have a pattern that I bought last year that lends itself really well to the use of these fabrics and so stitching is happening.  Half square triangles, lots and lots of them.

I am well over half way with the triangles and so there should be more developments real soon.

I am liking the spots and the bright colours.


5 comments:

Nancy said...

These colors are somewhat out of my comfort range, too.

Eager to see what you are making.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Those parts look like lots of fun to me... can't wait to see more of them!

Shay said...

I am a big fan of spots and dots . Love the HST's! Cute idea.

Its good to work outside of your comfort zone every now and then . I work with some fabrics now that I never would have contemplated 5 years ago. I thinks it's all part of our evolution process as crafty people. Tastes change?

A Quilter's Mission said...

I am also loving these fabrics. Can't wait to see what you do with all of those HST. Way to step outside of your comfort zone.

margaret said...

I love spots but steer away from strips as I find them hard to get straight!