Monday, June 17, 2013

Saturated colour and texty prints

I've been playing around with the little Japanese collection I picked up at the Stitches and Craft Show back in March.

Having cut the majority of the low volume triangles for my queen sized quilt, I had a pile of scraps staring at me. So instead of doing the sensible thing and finishing the quilt top, I decided to start some cushion covers. Of course.


I think the black and bone prints pair beautifully with saturated colour, especially red:


This one. Don't ask me what's going on here because it looks crazy but I still like it.


I think it would've looked very different with a solid instead of the blue floral. Might have to try that next time.


Hope you all have a great week!


  1. These are wonderful! How lovely together are the Japanese prints with the low volume fabrics!

  2. I love playing with fabric. It's like painting a picture.

  3. Lovely. I have always loved Japanese prints, such great colors.

  4. I've always been into red but I love the blue-and-red one even more. It is just gorgeous!

  5. Hello my dear! I do love the colours in that last photo, they all blur together beautifully. New cushions are a great idea any time so not to worry they weren't on the list. I can't wait to see your low whatsit quilt.

    I have three cushion covers now and I still haven't quilted the matching lap quilt! I will get to it though, soon. I have so much that I want to make that it's all getting a little muddled and messy. Enjoy your next sewing session!

  6. I really like the blue one too even though I wouldn't have thought any of the fabrics were my style. Very clever block!

  7. Wow! I usually go straight past these fabrics ...but you have given them a whole new look...especially the reds. Fabulous!

  8. LOVE that red and bone one and the stray blue is a wonderful lively surprise which keeps the eye moving. The square framed blue is so clever. How do you go about designing your blocks? Did you improvise or draw it up and work out the maths first? So effective- as another commenter said not a style of fabric I'm initially drawn to, but you've shown how to use it in a fresh modern way. I'm learning to let inspiration lead rather than finishing in order!

  9. Love the first one! And I'm fascinated by the second ... I feel it shouldn't work, but it does ... you have a wonderful eye for colour :D

  10. Ah, the second one: so interesting! Much more than if you had used solid instead of floral.

  11. Oooh, prettiness with the Japanese fabrics, I know my mum would love them!


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