Thursday, March 3, 2016

Color Inspiration

Look what arrived today!

It's a fat quarter bundle. I love these fabrics with the graphic triangles and the colors are just beautiful.They're from a line called Prism Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics. I have a Curvalicious project in mind. I'm waiting for some hardware to arrive to do some experimenting.

Are there colors that make your heart sing? I have this piece of Kaffe Fassett fabric that I often use as a focus fabric.

For those of you that aren't quilters, a focus fabric comes in handy for choosing colors for a quilt. Sometimes I use the focus fabric in the quilt and other times, it's just my inspiration. I have used this fabric many times, mostly in small amounts.

I made this quilt about 10 years ago. It's called "Wheels" and was inspired by puddles and bicycle wheels. The background is white silk dupioni and the rings were cut out if cotton.

This quilt is called "Fractured". You can see bits of my favorite fabric need the center if some of the blocks. That's the only cotton. The rest is silk dupioni. I was making liberated log cabin blocks and when I put them in my design wall, they didn't do anything for me. After a few days I took each block and sliced it into uneven quarters. Then I like it!

This is a quilt top that I made for a talk at the Daytona AQS show. You can see the Kaffe fabric crossing in the dark grey fabric. Every single fabric color is represented by the linear curves.

So wasn't I surprised when it dawned on me that the colors in my sneakers were the same colors too!



  1. Lovely eye candy! And isn't it weird how we dress our quilts the same way we dress ourselves? I have trouble using yellow in quilts as well as my attire! Love your bike wheel quilt especially!

  2. Do you know the name of the fabric in 2nd picture? I can't find it anywhere...


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