Do you know the Fat Quarter Shop? Well, they are an excellent destination for online fabric shopping. Not only do they have a huge array of beautiful fabrics by the yard, they also have a large selection of pre-cut fabric bundles. One section is the “Blogger’s Choice Fat Quarter Bundle,” which feature coordinating print and solid fabrics selected by a blogger in the online sewing community.
Recently, Quokka Quilts has teamed up with the Fat Quarter Shop. They are hosting a contest challenging participants to create a fat quarter bundle consisting of 12 coordinating prints and three solids.
I started out with a general idea for a theme and then saved 40 (yes 40!) different fabrics that I liked and thought I could use. Then came the challenge of whittling that down to just 15. Sheesh! I don’t know how long I stared at those thumbnails of those fabrics. Here are the ones that made the final cut.
1. Benartex crazy daisy black with yellow 2. Dear Stella charcoal solid 3. Lecein woodland gray dots and vines 4. Dear Stella palladium gray gridlock 5. Lakehouse Pam Kitty Morning yellow on white precious dot 6. Michael Miller charcoal tiny houndstooth 7. Dear Stella mimosa yellow mumsy 8. Marcus Brothers french dress ebony mosaic medallions 9. Lecien happy mochi yum yum lemon fiji 10. Quilting Treasures juicy blossoms yellow hyacinth 11. Lecien flower sugar gray floral circles 12. Free Spirit designer solids saffron 13. Riley Blake sunny happy skies yellow lace 14. Dear Stella palladium gray peacock 15. Michael Miller cotton couture solid fog
I went with a yellow gray theme because that color combination has been on my mind lately. When I choosing fabrics, I picked yellows that were a little bit more toward the gold side of yellow. The warmth of that color is a great contrast to the cool gray. I tried to make sure that I had a range of tones from dark to light that would be interesting and useful to someone who might potentially purchase this bundle if it were available.
I love this group of fabrics together. There is a great contrast between some of the floral prints and the more structured or geometric (4., 6.). I made sure to include a couple that had some interesting looking textures in the print (7., 14.) and had a sub-theme of circles that carriers through many of the prints (3., 5., 8., 9., 11., and 13. and 14. to some extent).
What do you think?