The hardest part of quilting for me in picking out my fabrics for a quilt. I always second guess myself and doubt my choices and ultimately it takes me a week to get started on a quilt purely because of the fabric selection process. I can go to a quilt shop, pick out fabrics at random, just because I like them, and get home with a stack that works beautifully, without even meaning to. But when it comes to picking out fabrics for a quilt, I’m totally lost.
Have you seen Jeni’s The Art of Choosing posts yet? They have been a big help in making me feel more confident in my color choices. Not only do I feel more confident, but I feel as thought I’m making educated choices when I go to my fabric cabinet. I started with a stack of fabric, and it’s still pretty much intact here, but I did swap out a few choices. Even after I chose my fabric, I still wasn’t sure and snapped these photos to get Jeni’s opinion. As soon as I loaded the photos onto the computer screen I instantly felt good about my selection. Somehow seeing the fabrics on screen let me step back from it and see it from a whole new angle. I loved my choices. In the future, I will for sure be taking photos after picking fabrics to reassure myself. It really helped me, and maybe it will help some of you, too!
For fabric name inquires, click over to this photo and make notes and I’ll answer there.