In Love with this Fabric!

Moda Fabrics has a new colors of solids and I just had to order some. They arrived in the mail yesterday and when I opened the box I actually said “wow”! These are bright, colors in Autumn shades! Not my usual style for sure, don’t you agree?


Well, I’ll let you all in on a little secret. The success of a good design is often tied to colors like these. Bright , contrasting colors, used in small amounts can bring a quilt to life. I’ve seen it happen time and time again. So when I look at color I no longer say, “oh I hate that green”! Instead I say, “I wonder how that will look as a vine or a pumpkin?” (Yes, you can have a green pumpkin) It takes an assortment of colors to make a good quilt and it’s good to keep a stash of wonderful solids like these.


Just look at this stack next to Renee Nanneman’s new fabric from Andover! I bought two of each of these little bundles at sample spree because I fell in love with this fabric! It’s her new line called Meadowsweet. Renee does some of my favorite books, Need’l Love You’ll see this fabric in one of my designs for sure!


The next time you visit your local quilt shop, buy yourself a fat quarter of assorted solids. Keep them in your stash and try them in a quilt. You’ll be glad you did!

Gotta go put these in my stash!

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  • Nanette Merrill and daughters - Solids really do add a different dimention to a quilt. It gives it a texture that prints can’t. Those colors are lovely. And not so “unbunnyhill” to me. It will be fun to see what you do with them.ReplyCancel

  • Jean C. - Anne, you were saying that yes… that there are going to be “green” pumpkins! And why not… before they are orange in the garden, they are green! Love the colors I will have to check them out. They are so rich and yummy!
    Your granddaughter looks surprised… so cute.
    Take care. Jean C.ReplyCancel

  • Suzy Quilter - Yummy! Love the Moda solids and love the Andover fabrics, too! Awww, heck…I just love fabric, period! :o)ReplyCancel

  • mamabug - I love that you just gave me a little color lesson. I appreciate the advise of the solid fabric use from you, the expert!! May I say your granddaughters are beautiful and how fun that you live so close that you can enjoy their special events. I do love to read what you have to share ThanksReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Our Pumpkins in Australia are green on the outside and orange in the middle so I can see those colours .Match in just Nicely.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Di - Absolutely lovely fabrics. Those colors make my heart sing. I do believe I’m going to have to get some, too! Thanks for showing us.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I love the fresh colors of these solids.. Being a longarm quilter I love using solids for the open spaces, I can never resist yummy fabrics…. Ronda K BeyerReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - I am amazed at how you can have a table at sample spree. . . & still find such wonderful things elsewhere! ;-)
    I didn’t even know that Andover had a table much less Renee’s fabrics. . . Meadowsweet is so beautiful – & it looks great with your new solids. I have also been collecting a bunch of solids over the past few months (just ask FQS!) & some marbled colors too!. . . Good medicine for the stash!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • david santos - Excellent post, my friend, excellent!
    Nice pictures and nice colors.
    Happy dayReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I just visited your blog for the first time and really love it – found it through Fat Quarter Shop’s. I’m so horrible about buying solids to keep in my stash – but after that picture you just showed with the printed fabrics that went so well with those solids – I’m going to make sure to buy some solids next time I’m in a fabric or quilt shop!ReplyCancel