I've been thinking quite a bit about color choices for my Farmer's Wife quilt. My plan is to go scrappy, and use bits and pieces of my favorites. But let me tell you, scrappy is really hard for me!
I adore scrappy quilts, but I have such hard time with them myself. I am one to agonize over layout and colors, so giving up that control is so hard for me. This quilt is a good challenge for me that way.
I'm still planning on following the book's diagrams in terms of color inspiration, and hopefully that will result in balance in terms of color. It has been fun raiding my stash for smaller prints, and it seems like the large ones would be lost in the block. I'm realizing that I have a lot of multi-color fabrics, and I think I may need to do a little shopping for some tone-on-tone prints. Good excuse to pick out some new fabric, right?
I'm also thinking ahead to the sashing. I hope to use either the use natural crossweave by Moda (which I used in my Habitat bowtie quilt) or some sort of gray. I am also incorporating creamy white fabrics in some of the backgrounds, like this solid from Pat Bravo and the dashed lines from Cosmo Cricket. I need to find some more of creamy white prints, any suggestions?
my Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long page and posts can be found here.