One Fabric Nation! Sweethearts
Here’s another installment of the One Fabric Nation program that I have been blessed to be part of.
This time I received David Walker’s Sweethearts line late this summer I think. It was obviously a nice sunny day when they came here. Although I didn’t get very good pictures. The shade was too shady and the sun was too bright. It was one of those kinda of days.
The line is VERY pastel. And you know pastel is normally really not my thing. At first I thought, well, this is just for baby quilts. I don’t need a baby quilt. But I then I remembered that my 18 year old daughter, who IS my baby as the case may be, loves pastels. And the line has a “cutesy” feel that isn’t me, but might suit her tastes. I asked her what she thought and she really liked them.
Finally, a few weeks ago, I dug them out and started making my Flame On! quilt in this line. I picked that design because the original is SOOO busy with a wide variety of fabrics that are anything but pastel. I thought it would be quite fun to stick to these almost, but not quite “low volume” fabrics (Please don’t get me started on the whole “Low Volume” trend — to me that just means lights, but I am old school and the new school calls all lights low volume.) One of my students for the Flame On! class I taught in Sisters a few years back totally wow’ed me by breaking the color “rules” in the pattern by creating a rainbow out of it. Rhiannon inspired me to follow my own pattern but really change the color rules the original followed.
The line came out in November, so it is still pretty fresh in the stores I am sure. But don’t delay; you know how fast things can go in the quilt shops!
Here’s the start of my “Quiet” version of my Flame On! quilt. I will have another post soon with the completed top for you.
Here’s the original quilt that I designed. See, not very quiet, it is?
And here are two different student versions – the one on the right being Rhiannon’s Rainbow version and the one on the left being another student’s “Cool” version of the “Hot” palette in the original design.
Isn’t it fun to see the variations of the same pattern? I think that is my favorite part of teaching is; seeing what the students come up with.
That’s it for now, I have got a lot of sewing and pattern writing to do, as well as winter yard work looming.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,
I normally enjoy brighter colors mostly because my daughter wears what I sew, but I can see her loving those princessy colors! And that rainbow quilt…..I literally said, WOAH! when I saw it! So gorgeous!
I love your almost low volume block! The fabric and the pattern are beautiful together.
Great to see the different versions.