June 7, 2011

Kaleidescope Quilt Along - Fabric Choice

Ok - I just can't do it! I can't cut up my Aviary 2 for this project. I know, I know, I'm a hoarder... haha. But really, I love all 3 colorways but I just don't see them mixing well together. And I'm sure I'm completely wrong, but I love this fabric so much, I can't cut it up without being sure, and I'm not sure, not at all.

SOoooooo... on to my second choice:

Rainy Days and Mondays! I've been hoarding this for a while and I think this could be the perfect project for my set. I don't have that yellow or grey print in the back... but I have 9 FQs and 5 - 1/2 yard cuts - making about 19 FQs total, so I'm only missing one for the quilt along. I have 3 other pieces of this fabric... the large umbrellas, but I don't want to cut those up so small so I will be using them on the back.

The white part of the kaleidescope pattern, in between all the pretty colored blocks, is going to be light grey on my quilt I think. I love the greys in the prints above and I love how the prints pull grey/pink/green together nicely so I think light grey will be the perfect alternative to white. I love white on quilts, but I use it too much already and I'm just worried it won't stay clean.

So there you have it... I've made my decision. Rainy Days and Mondays it is! :) .... now I just need to stick to that decision until we get cutting instructions on the 23rd haha.

Speaking of which, you still have time to join up - c'mon, you know you want to!! :)


Impera_Magna said...

Oooo, very pretty fabrics, Ms Tiffany! And I like your choice of a light grey for the solid... it should make the prints pop!

Bree said...

I love you & hate you. ;)

That is probably my all-time favorite fabric line, but I only have a few of the prints. I would give just about anything to have your collection of it!

I was thinking about using what I do have for the quilt along, but it's not enough, and I'm still hoarding it.

Can I have this quilt when it's done?! ;)

Caitlin said...

i can't wait to see this one all done!

Caitlin said...

I'm excited for the Kaleidoscope quilt along to begin, but I can't seem to come up with any brilliant fabric ideas. Honestly, I'm really leaning towards several solids similar to the diagram she made to show the example quilt, but not for sure...