Supplementing a Fabric Collection
Today we're starting the second half of this series: building different fabric combinations and color schemes. We'll start off easy and talk about supplementing a fabric collection or single colorway from a fabric collection.
Scrappy Single Girl Quilt.
As you're pulling fabrics, keep a few things in mind:
1. While pulling individual colors, be sure to grab a few Tone on Tone and Color + White prints.
2. When choosing prints with large and small accents, be thoughtful about the colors of those accents. Those accents shouldn't clash with the other colors in the scheme/ In this case, I'm working with a warm color palette, so I'm avoiding cool colors like blue and green.
3. Think about using a good mix of geometric and floral prints.
4. Consider adding in solids. Finding solids that match the colors in the collection you're working with can make it easier to pull supporting prints.
1. Aviary by Joel Dewberry - These accents are green.
2. Park Slope by Erin McMorris - While this fabric is Park Slope and does have pink, orange, yellow and plum, it also has green.
3. Red Letter Day by Lizzy House - These accents are gray, which would probably look off with the browns.
4. Midwest Modern by Amy Butler - The pink accents in this print are too light and more blue-toned than the other pinks used.
5. Bijoux by Heather Bailey - The gold and pink colors are great, but the blue doesn't fit.
6. Garden Party by Anna Maria Horner - Great orange and pink, but the blue throws it off.
7. Sugar Snap by Melissa Averinos - This one seems like a no-brainer at first, two great pinks, gold, orange and brown! But it has blue accents too.
8. Chocolate Lollipop by Anna Maria Horner - Another tricky one, the brown, pink and gold are right on, but the blue and green accents make it a no go.
Now let's look at which fabrics made the cut.
And here is the finished quilt I made from these stacks. I even used the original solids that I pulled as the block backgrounds. For more about this quilt: Scrappy Single Girl Quilt.
The next post in this series is on Building a Color Scheme Around a Single Fabric.