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.

3 Comments
  • Cheryl Arkison
    Posted at 04:32h, 08 June Reply

    That is a great combo. Reminds me of cardinals in the spring.

  • BaileyGirl5
    Posted at 01:07h, 04 June Reply

    I just love this combo! This will make a stunning quilt. I've always loved red birds against a snowy, stark background and this is the feeling it evokes for me. I can't wait to see it finished.

  • Martys Fiber Musings
    Posted at 12:07h, 02 June Reply

    Yes, Yes, I like this too! This combo tweeets!

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