Sunday Stash #125 – Compliment or Contrast
Well kids, it’s that time of the month where we look at some more Liberty prints! I’m seriously turning into a Liberty factory thanks to the generous stylings of fabric fairy Danielle (IG: collectstitchloveliberty). As I’ve received more and more small tastes of their various fabrics, I’ve been contemplating what to make. Originally, I wanted to wait until the end of the year and start on a collective project with them en masse. However, as each package has rolled in, I’ve been asking myself, “Whatcha waitin’ for?!”
So now I’m thinking something simple like nine patches would just let the fabric speak for itself, and it could be a slow burner project. It would minimise the amount of fabric wastage, and with the price of Liberty, you gots to know that is on my brain. Now, what do I pair this crazy-ass variety of prints with so they don’t lose their stylings, while I also don’t lose mine?
I like the idea of using Art Gallery Pure Elements in Linen as it would keep the same silky texture, and that solid has a softness to it that would pair nicely. Or I could actually use an Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (in natural or ivory?) that would contrast the texture of the Liberty. The vastly different weights might prove challenging though, and I’d have to buy some more Essex Yarn Dyed Linen. But wait, y’all! Those both seem like pretty safe ideas, and we all know I am anything but safe. I don’t want the quilt to appear muddy in anyway, so maybe it all needs to be paired with something warmer like tangerine or magenta? Spicy, indeed! Decisions!
What do you think? Or do you have entirely different suggestions? What would you do with all these dainty morsels? Obviously, this palette is not my typical stylings, but it’s good to stretch outside our comfort zones. Plus, I can already imagine what a great Christmas gift this would be for several special people. Selecting the recipient would probably be the hardest part of making this quilt! Who deserves my Liberty love?