|Lunch Boxes, child size|
jill here....A few weeks ago, before introducing our newest pattern, I alluded to our design and fabric selections. There are so many wonderful positive and negative fabric patterns on the market so finding ways to use them is a fun experiment. Graphic blacks and whites with saturated colors create kid-friendly quilts. And the asymmetrical nine patch is perfect for that intersection of transparency. In this case, the yellow orange and the red orange intersect to create orange. The colors don't have to make accurate sense: they could be just three fun colors that define the lines for the "gridded" appearance. Just keep in mind the values and their backgrounds.
With Spring slow to arrive, I was in a bug to create a table runner that was fresh and colorful. I discovered several fabrics from a designer that had special meaning. At International Quilt Market, three years ago, we were given the book Scatter Joy, written and signed by artist Kathy Davis. Her fabric line is "Happiness" for Free Spirit. She creates wonderful water color images, often flowers with geometrics and written graphics. This more stylized floral appealed to me.
|Lunch Boxes corners.|
|Lunch Boxes "opposite"... really more of a change|
in value, pattern and scale...a nice accompaniment.
|This is the small scale aqua chosen for the background.|
It's directional but the pattern is written to
maintain its vertical orientation.
|Mocking up choices is a good test to finalize selections.|
The yellow green works well but the" intersection" fabric
and the medium value leading into it are too close in value.
|This variegated stripe had just the right saturated colors.|
|Too many strong patterns and saturation|
...took away from the emphasis.
|Switched again but the light vertical was just too light.|
The aqua near solid was a relief to the eye and brought in
more of the darker tones.
|Ready for spring...|
Into the yard. 'Till next Tuesday....