02 Jun Sneak Peak
I decided to use the bright red as the accent color for the quilt I am working on (See this post). This picture is a sneak peak of part of the quilt. The top bird is the accent fabric. It is subtle, but easier to spot in person.
I absolutely LOVE this background fabric. It is called Through The Woods by Kris Lammers and Maywood Studio. I first saw it quite a while ago and bought a small piece.
When I went looking for a suitable background fabric for this quilt, I really didn’t have anything specific in mind. I had thought that I might like the quilt to have a winter theme, but didn’t have a clear idea about how to get there. I decided to just look at fabric and see what spoke to me. Well, this fabric spoke loud and clear!
After the background fabric, it was just a simple matter of finding the right red to use for the birds. About ten options later, I decided on this one. This fabric (Blank Quilting Illusions Fusion Cherry) is actually an 108″ wide fabric. I haven’t got around to searching to see if they also sell it in regular width. It was the perfect color and amount of pattern, so home it went with me.