My favorite part of quiltmaking is playing with fabrics. I love to check out how different fabrics interact with their neighbors. Do they meld together or clash? Is there color contrast or not? Does a blue have undertones of green or maybe red? Are the textures similar or contrasting? Does an ugly fabric make its neighbor look better or worse? And, on and on ----
One of my favorite exercises is a gradation of one color using many shades. In this pillow, I chose 10 different fabrics for each of three colorways.
The fun part for me is to limit myself to only those fabrics in my scrap/stash bins. It's always a learning experience for me to see what type/color fabric would make a gradation better. Then, when shopping I try to remember what my stash is needing!
I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
What a Hoot Quilts for BOMS Away Monday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday