Every once in a while (okay, really often) a fabric design just grabs me. Two of my past favorites include Terrain, by Kate Spain and Reunion, by Sweetwater (both Moda, roughly two years ago). I have a hoard of both that I may never use, but just look at. (I hope I’m not the only person who does that)
Recently I have discovered a really fabulous collection, Garden Party Tango (from Windham Fabrics). Here are a few of the prints, but the collections also includes some really fun, colorful florals, too.
Curious, how do quilters choose fabrics for a project? do you tend to choose all fabrics from a single collection so they coordinate? or do you prefer lots of scraps? I know some people don’t even stash (gasp!) but just buy for specific projects.
I am somewhere in the middle. I often buy fabrics by collection simply because I love the designs or colors together, but I always add others to them. It’s especially fun to find that a couple of my “collections” play well together, like those above.
How about solids? I am a new convert to solids. Until maybe two years ago, I never used solids. And I mean Never. Once I tried them in my Bikini Quilt, though, I fell in love with the way they look with prints and never looked back. And since I am the Color Girl, my very bright and busy, colorful fabric selections need some solids to tone them down a bit.