Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stash Play......

I thought I'd join up today with M-R over at Quilt Matters and play with some fabric....lots of fun:)

The idea is to pick any colour palette from Design Seeds (or another palette source) that appeals and play around with the fabrics in your stash.

I chose one with colours that I don't think I would normally put together ever and I was really surprised to find that I had most of the colours in my stash.

Finding plain fabrics that matched the palette was the hardest. I came pretty close though I think I need to buy some more blues and yellows and oranges.

Kona solids

The real challenge was photographing the fabric and getting the true colour which was impossible using my wee camera. The orange is much deeper and the brown is rust...honest:) Not quite the right blue or pink either.

I was actually really surprised that I had so many prints in these colours. Specially orange and two least favourite colours:)

I don't think I would put any of these fabrics together though??

Not true colours I'm afraid...again:(

Cottons and batiks.

An interesting exercise and I rediscovered some bits of fabric I had forgotten about which was very nice indeed:)


  1. Interesting challenge. You did very well. I think I will give it a try.

  2. I think you did a great job too! I'll have to try it with solids next time as well!

  3. Yay! It looks great. I love that you did both solids and prints. I always find prints hard, but you did great with yours, Mary Ann. Great job!

  4. The original palette looks quite garish to me but in the Kona solids it looks lovely :o)
    Have you got a white balance setting on your camera? If you can adjust that, you should be able to get true colours x


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