I’m going to be working on a new patchwork project, out of my comfort colour zone. I want to make something for my sister, so asked what colours she would like . . . and she replied “red, silver and black”.
I made her some placemats a couple of years ago, in black, red & white which are still going strong.
She said they go really well with her colour scheme, and that something in the same style would be good.
Now, while there is some silver fabric on the market at the moment, with Christmas just around the corner, I’m going to interpret silver as pale grey. I ordered in some fabrics and started sketching.
The fabrics ordered are the “wheat grain” prints with white on black, grey & red. I’ll be using these a lot, in blocks, on borders and as my backing fabric. However, I did have a few pieces of fabric in my stash that I’d like to incorporate. Namely this black & white print, which I’ve already prepared. It’s going to figure in the corner of each block. I have enough for 13 blocks, so will be making quilt 3 x 4 blocks, and the 13th block for a matching cushion cover.
I did some sketches of a few rows to get an idea of colour distribution
And it’s the third sketch that I prefer. Hence, the b&w fabric already prepared in units with white background.
Am not yet sure if I’ll add the polka dots (probably not) but I’ve got some more solid fabrics in my stash too, so I’m good to go with fabric cutting. This will be a slow project, because sciatica is still giving pain and machine sewing sessions have to be kept short, but I’m all fired up to play around with my new fabrics.