I picked up some amazing fabrics last weekend, knowing that I wanted to make a quilt with them, but having no idea what I wanted that quilt to look like. Why do I do this to myself? Because I had a gift card for the store and everything was 15% off, that’s why. The fabric I picked up was all from the Windham Fabrics Collage line.
The first print I decided on was the bird border print. I knew I had to make something with it. My store had the print in purple, cream, and tan. I ended up decided that I liked the tan the most.
From there, I started pulling other fabrics from the line. They were all amazing, but I eventually edited myself down to pulling only the other neutral prints. I’m still not sure what design this quilt will take on, but I love the idea of having a neutral quilt, with the only pops of color coming from the bird print.
For now, I have 2 ideas about how the quilt might work.
- I could fussy cut the bird print for some sort of block centers, like with funky log cabins or economy blocks; or
- I could run the birds in one solid strip across the quilt (I have a yard and a half to work with).
I’m currently leaning toward that second concept. I just can’t decide if I do that, what type of design the rest of the quilt will take on. I suppose that means it’s time to head to Pinterest for a little inspiration, and to ask you for your ideas. What would you do with these fabrics?
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