|Celestial Dreams by Hoffman Fabric|
This is a beautiful fabric. It can be described with words like... swirls, light blue, dark blue, a shot of gold...
I was trimming this into a few Fat Quarters and Flabbies when the eureka moment occurred! Ah ha- this will be my ice cake material. It has movement with the swirls and has many shades of blue. There is even a hint of white- it will be great!
|Sea or Sky ?|
I get some white and start to put some next to the fabric...oh,oh..white won't work. The gold is demanding a warmer beige colour not cooler white. Even with a neutral blender- it didn't remind me of the ice cakes. It just didn't have the excitement that would remind me of the day.
Nothing to loose, I start with other blues- too bland, too green and so on...Until...
|Robert Kaufman Fabric- Dutch Cottage|
Surprise! It works with the other fabric. It's interesting that they are not 2 fabrics I would have chosen off a shelf to compliment each other. They are both bold fabrics to look at individually- so usually, they'd be a focal point by themselves.
Later, I'll show some blocks I'm putting together with these 2 fabrics and you can judge if you like them together. For me- they work, because together, they remind me of the day.
If, what you think will work easily, falls flat-you can change your mind and try different things. Trust your instincts- challenge your colour choices, try a different pattern for the block. You are in charge. There is no right or wrong. I may not make a whole quilt from these colours- but a few blocks will not go amiss.
And yes, the fabrics are sold by Mrs Pugsley's Emporium. :)