Have you taken a look at the latest Fat Quarterly? There’s a great article on spring 2012 colour schemes with contributors interpreting them in quilting projects. I always find it interesting to see where we’re going in design and fashion, though I’ve got to say, spring is looking a little blah. Or maybe sophisticated. Where are the clear yellows, oranges, pinks, and aquas? Spring seems to consist mostly of dusty, subtle color choices, beautiful but I guess just not me.
I was drawn to the “resilience” palette, though. Funky shades of pea soup and salmon with a bunch of neutrals thrown in for fun. But for a quilt? So for my first Made in Cherry fabric scheme post, Made of Resilience!
I’ve pulled my swatches from multiple lines, but one source – Pink Castle Fabrics. There are so many fabric choices out there, limiting myself to one store made things a little easier. Oh, and I’d love to see some Lotta Jansdotter fabrics added to this when they come out! I’m so in love with that line, even if I can’t quite see how to incorporate it into my life.
The fabrics are:
- 1 Joel Dewberry Aviary woodgrain in vintage yellow
- 2 Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile bouquet in meadow
- 3 Lizzy House 1001 Peeps sheherazade in orange
- 4 Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Herringbone in timber
- 5 Alexander Henry Heath in brown chocolate
- 6 Lizzy House 1001 Peeps pearl bracelet in brown
- 7 Melissa Averinos Dazzle basketweave in tan
- 8 Hometown by Sweetwater town news in cream
For the background I wanted something that would really anchor all the colours – essex linen in putty. Sweet, muddy goodness!
And that’s how it all looks together! Pretty good, right? And definitely husband friendly.