Last week I told you about a quilt top I just finished using primarily the new Lavish collection fabrics (see it here). This week I want to tell you a little more about the fabric and look at some ideas for mixing them up with others in your stash.
If you have been reading here for a while, you know I am a big fan of Katarina Roccella’s fabric designs. Her use of color and artistic layering of images, painterly touches and unique prints make her fabrics a favorite of mine, and Lavish is her latest masterpiece fabric collection.
What first struck me about the Lavish prints when I saw bits of them in Market posts from last fall was the color. I love the vibrant pinks and aquas (always favorites of mine), and the addition of the dark navy and spots of green and yellow make the palette so well rounded.
You could easily mix this collection with a variety of neutrals and solid from natural linen for a soft look to white or black to really make the colors pop. I especially love the brighter, summery Lavish prints with the color and texture of linen.
I haven’t used a lot of black in my quilts, but each time I do I really love how it looks. Despite the highly feminine look of the Lavish prints, I kind of love them with moody colors like black and navy. The mix above with the brighter colors from Lavish with black & white and navy prints would make a beautiful high contrast quilt. (All the black & white and navy fabrics shown above are from a variety of recent collections from Art Gallery Fabrics)
Something I always appreciate about a collection of fabrics is the variety of color, scale and contrast that make it versatile enough to be used with scraps and fabrics in my stash….Because, as far as I am concerned, the best quilts use a healthy variety of fabrics from many designers and styles.
Even if you only have a sampling of the Lavish prints, they are easy to mix with other prints. For the group shown above, I picked lots of prints in coordinating, but not too matchy, colors from my stash. All I need is a contrasting solid or white and these would make a great scrappy style quilt!
I can’t wait to get back to sewing! I still have lots of Lavish left over from my quilt…I will have to put some of these ideas to use in a new project.