The pattern I am going to use for my beautiful palette of fall colored fabrics is Bounce, a pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. The version on the pattern cover was pieced by Thelma Childers, of "Cupcakes 'n' Daisies" and quilted by Linda Hrcka of "A Quilted Pineapple". What I love about this pattern (besides the scrappy stars) is the amazing border.
I had over 40 fabrics in my cache of hoarded fabrics, pulled with this particular project in mind. I have been saving up a black, orange, green, purple and gold color palette for going on two years now. I thought I would share my thoughts on color selection with you all.
Recently two designers came out with fall color inspired lines (Julie Hendrickson's Sampler II and Renee Nanneman's Pumpkin Spice). I bought both bundles and added them to the fabrics I had already collected. What happened when I added Sampler II and Pumpkin Spice into the mix was that my choice of greens changed dramatically.
These are the greens I had originally planned to use:
Sort of muted, light greens.
Once I had the oranges, purples, golds, and blacks assembled, these greens seemed too wimpy in comparison.
I pulled some other, much stronger greens to see how they worked.
My color choices have always been more instinctual than calculated, but I think you will agree that the darker, bolder greens work better with the stronger pure tones of the other fabrics pulled for the project.
For me, assembling the colors and fabrics for a project is just about the most fun part of making a quilt. Let me tell you, I was pretty jazzed to start sewing now that I had my fabrics decided upon! So that is what I did over Labor Day Weekend.