One quilt pattern that caught my eye earlier this year is Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt. I love that she's designed a funky, modern quilt that's a new take on a very formal, traditional design. That I kept going back to look at the pattern as well as all the Single Girl quilt photos on flickr meant that I was destined to make a Single Girl quilt, too.
For myself. Not a single girl, mind you. I'm very happily married to Eric, thank you very much, and I want this quilt for myself, haha. I saw the Free to Grow organic cotton prints by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman and knew they were the right fabrics for me. Girly but not froo-froo. =)
But what to use for the background? Initially, I thought Kona Cotton...in Ash or Coal or Snow.
I just received the first shipment of Quilter's Linen by Robert Kaufman for the shop, and I lurve it so much that it's going in this special quilt. Quilter's Linen, which is actually 100% cotton, is cleverly printed to look like linen...subtle variations of shade that give the fabric a the look of texture and dimension. It looks so cozy and natural, and it's very soft and the colors are fabulous!
Let the auditions begin!
Taupe. Another shade of light brown would work better.
Teal. Zing! This is it! The photo just doesn't do it justice, but I think I'm going with the Teal. It's actually more of a dark royal than teal, IMO. And it works. Lots of contrast so the prints stand out, and a color I can live with (a lot of). If I feel about it the same way when I pick up this project again, I'll go with it, haha.
In the meantime, I've got a craft show in less than 3 weeks and I've decided to focus on gifts for under $25. I'm searching the web for ideas and inspiration. They need to be things I can stitch up in quantity, using fabrics and supplies I have on hand, and do not involve zippers. Ahem.
Can you believe it's November, already? Seriously, though, this year is flying by.