Happy Sunday Evening!
I have been planning a couple of new projects – One for small gift bags that can quickly go together.
Another – where I want to try out a new ruler and associated pattern that I just received a couple of weeks ago.
I was thinking if I document how my process goes – and by the way – would love some suggestions as to how you start a project – it would be extremely helpful.
The gift bags – are planned to be given away to several different friends – so spoiler alert if any of you are at a retreat with me this year – you may receive one of these – or a facsimile of such.
I am using the pattern on the link Petal Bag. It is a fun pattern – I have done it before. I can’t find the bag I did before, but below are the pairs of fabrics that I have chosen to use. I think they are kind of fun. I am trying to break further into my stash. I don’t think this is far enough…. But it’s coming.
I have thought about using a light fabric for the background, and using a rainbow of colours for my rings. I haven’t decided on what colours to use for the triangles – maybe some bright colours, maybe a couple of greys…. What would you do.
I put my current selection of fabric below.
Now, I ruminate on my fabric selections. Doesn’t mean that my first selections aren’t right, but I find it a useful practice. How do you proceed?
I was considering using a dark fabric as a background – would be extremely dramatic, but I don’t think I want this to be too dark – especially if it ends up being a baby quilt.
What do you think?
Happy quilting in the week ahead!