It will be no surprise to anyone familiar with this blog that I waited with great anticipation for the new 2015 Sun Prints from Alison Glass (Andover Fabrics). Alison Glass is among the very best in the fabric design world when it comes to choosing colors: bright and saturated, but also versatile and modern. I have lots of her previous Sun Prints collection in my stash (from 2013) and I find myself using them in all my quilting projects.
Since my taste in quilting and patchwork tends to lean toward the scrappy side, my fabric taste is usually pretty basic. I don’t (often) use many novelty prints or really large scale, multicolor designs. I like fabrics I can cut up and still have great colors to work with and prints that let the patchwork take center stage. In choosing coordinates for the Sun Prints, really anything goes! They are so nearly solid that you really could treat them as such. I am loving the bright Sun Prints with this variety of light and black and white geometric prints: Think low volume meets bright accents (like my Hula Girl Quilt).
So, I just said I don’t use large scale prints or novelty prints much, so I thought it might be good to point out how great the Sun Prints could work as supporting players in a quilt or sewing project with a large “focus” print. I chose three large scale prints from my stash and then matched them up with a group of my Sun Prints.
Of course, these prints and colors are so beautiful, I might want to make something that really shows them off. I splurged on a bundle of the whole range, so I have plenty and could make a quilt that really shows off the beautiful color. In this case, I think my neutrals would be this sparkly beige and white on white, both basics from Cotton and Steel. This combination gives you the very modern feel of a quilt made up of saturated color (almost solids), but the fun and interest of prints mixed in!
“For the Love of Fabric” is a series of posts on my personal favorites among new fabrics and ideas for mixing prints and colors for quilting. See other posts, Here.
Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash
All the fabrics shown were purchased by me (unless otherwise disclosed) and I am in no way affiliated with any retailer or fabric manufacturer or attempting to promote a product.