When I am choosing fabrics for a quilt, unless I am using fabrics from only one collection (like when I just pull from my stash), I feel like I sometimes get stuck in a rut. I guess we all gravitate toward our favorite color combos, and my favorites usually involve greens, blues, and aquas. With my latest quilt, I really set out to try a palette that I've never done before, with colors that I don't often see together, and as the title suggests, I wanted to pull completely from my stash.
When I first pulled these fabrics, I wasn't sure I could get used to them, but the more I work with these rich hues, the more I like them. Since the prints themselves are all small and tonal, I wanted to make sure there was plenty of interest in the color variation. I almost substituted the lightest aqua and the lightest orange fabrics, but I wanted to keep the quilt from being too matchy. I think having the different shades of each color adds depth to the quilt.
The bright sunshine is wonderful for showing off those colors, but it seems to magnify every little wrinkle. I was so excited to get a photo of the blocks all put together, I didn't even bother pressing the top beforehand, so you'll have to excuse the wrinkles.
This is my latest pattern, and I've decided to call it Pop Star, since the stars literally look like they're popping open. It's another design that's been hanging around in my sketch book for awhile, and the fact that it is finally taking shape makes me so happy!