Lynne said " Have you gotten your palette? Now, go forth again and this time match fabric to your palette!" Do I have to do freakin' everything? When will you jump in and save the day?
Well, as all good stories go, there is a happy ending. Myself and many others learned that yes, we can do this ourselves. We need to take ourselves away from what is safe and comfortable and try something new. Nothing bad is going to happen after all! The worst thing might be that you don't like your quilt. Not so terrible, because someone else will love it and appreciate your efforts. So, thanks Lynne, for giving us the push we needed. And I hope you don't mind the goofy story!!!
My personal journey started with this palette from Design Seeds.
I wanted to use only fabric from my existing stash, so it took me a very long time and a considerable amount of angst to make my choices. I thought I had narrowed it down to a manageable amount...
Since I had narrowed down my fabric to 4 colours, I decided (all by myself, thank you very much) to make my "blocks" 4x4.
It's probable very difficult to tell, but each block had 2 colours forming an x, with the remaining colours filling in. Then the order was reversed and alternated. Good thing I have a large wall !
Backing was the next thing to think about, but I knew I wanted flannel.I don't know why...I just did! Winter is coming? Yeah...that's why! Then I spent a lovely evening with Inspector Lewis and Hathaway, and put on the binding using Kona Mahogany. Done and Done!