Have you seen the new Garden Dreamer fabrics by Maureen Cracknell (Art Gallery Fabrics)? I am loving the jewel tone colors and basic prints in this one. Just plain beautiful.
The collection is pretty well rounded with a set of darker prints in fuchsia, teal and indigo, plus a bit of mustard. Then there is a group of light prints that offer a nice contrast to the deeper colors…soft powder pink, cream and seafoam green. Mixed in with all is an unexpected touch of orange. The color mix makes for a versatile grouping that doesn’t scream matchy-matchy.
As I searched through my stash and thought about what I might make with Garden Dreamer, I discovered lots of directions you could go with these. I picked out several prints from other Art Gallery Fabric collections to coordinate for a more scrappy look. I really like the idea of bringing out the yellow more. The Garden Dreamer fabrics also coordinate perfectly with previous collections by Maureen…she seems to be very partial to this color scheme.
As far as projects, I would love to see this group made up in an Eclipse quilt! You could also split off just the light prints and pair them with a dark color solid like the indigo blue or green. This would make for an interesting reversal of the usual dark/colorful prints on a light solid background
For my little stack, I am thinking I will use the darker prints with this soft pink solid and cream print. I haven’t decided what to make, but this combination makes me feel good. For now, my pretty stack will sit on my cutting table for my visual enjoyment (-: waiting for the next quilt idea to strike…