Plans for the Next Quilt

I received this bundle of fat quarters in the mail the other day.  If you signed up for Monthy Sparks from Fabric Spark, then you've likely received it already.  I'm not signed up, but the reason I received it is because I curated the bundle this month!

  
Right away I knew I'd be using it for a pattern from the Simply Retro book.  I decided on Playground.


I'm finding that a lot of these patterns need a large chunk of one type of fabric for the background.  I don't have a lot of pieces that are more than 2 yards, so that's gonna be a fun challenge to find fabrics that work!  Anyways for this one I'm going with an unusual choice.  I think it is Andover Chambray in Bluegrass, but I bought it in an actual store and now when I look at the swatch online it looks more blue, whereas this fabric I've got here is fairly green.  One thing I've learned though is that trying to choose solid fabrics online by the way the swatches look on your screen is not a wise thing to do!


After choosing this fabric as my background, I decided these two fabrics (above) from my stack just weren't working the best.  I stuffed them into my stash pile and imagined I heard their sigh of relief at having escaped the chopping block!


I chose these two (above) to replace them.  Just looking at the photo above it doesn't make much sense, but I wanted to add a bit more purple and blue.


And so here's my stack for now!  I hope to start cutting tonight, although I do need to put the binding on my last one...

Also, Fabric Spark is having a back to school sale this weekend!  20%  off all kids fabric with  coupon code "coolkids".  And lucky for us, 'kids' fabric apparantly includes lots of stripes and geometric prints as well!

16 comments:

  1. Hi! Looks beautiful bundle and perfect for the Playground pattern! x Teje
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  2. I love the fabrics you have chosen for this pattern. Can't wait to see the result!

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  3. Love the fabrics you've picked! I remeber I used a Micheal Miller dot print as background and Tasha Noel's and Aneela Hoey's prints. A total little girl quilt. And yes, it's still unquiltet, of course it is;-) If you wanna take a look: https://www.flickr.com/photos/73709143@N03/9523947192/in/datetaken/
    Your quilt will be great and much more grown up.

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  4. What a great bundle! It looks absolutely perfect for fall!

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  5. Such a beautiful fabric bundle! I really like the Playground pattern you chose. Have a great time putting the quilt together. Have a wonderful creative day!

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  6. Your fabric choices are always so inspiring, Jolene. Cannot wait to see these pretties turned into blocks - certain to make a gorgeous quilt!

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  7. That's one gorgeous stack of fabrics!

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  8. Ooooo thanks for sharing your plans, looks like a good one! Can I ask what is that yummy gold cross fabric on the top of your stack?

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    1. It's designed by Monaluna, the collection is called Haiku.

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  9. There is just something about this color palette that draws me in... definitely a keeper!!!

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  10. The color of your background fabric is delicious!

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  11. This is going to be beautiful! Wonderfully captivating selection of colour!

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  12. This is going to be beautiful! Wonderfully captivating selection of colour!

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  13. ewww so pretty. The colors in the bundle are really nice. The blue fabric does look more green but in the picture you can see the blue coming thru.
    Can't wait to see the finish product.

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  14. Love Retro. Amazing colours. Amazing prints.

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