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 http://www.needllovedesigns.com/. 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