Thursday, May 29, 2014

What Do You Think?








These fabrics have caught my attention - a couple of lengths from my pre-quilting days, some have been passed on, others are remnants from previous quilts or pieces I have just loved. A mix of organza, taffeta, oriental brocade, voile, polycotton and quilting cotton. Will they play well together? Are they too rich in colour? The bromeliads flowering at the base of our stairs suggest nature enjoys a riot of colour.... Do I need to intersperse them with black? 
What do you think?



Sharing at WIP Wednesday, Fabric Frenzy Friday (featured).

31 comments:

Erica Sta said...

Maybe grey .... I think black it's to hard for combination. In the Fashion World Even said: Grey is the New Black.
What do you think, dear Karen? Hope I could help a little thing.

Greetings by Heidrun

Kim said...

Ooooh...be still my beating heart!! These fabrics are the best of friends and will most definitely play nicely with each other!! Mmm...not sure about black...what are you going to stitch??

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I thought of you Kim as I was pulling these lovelies together. I may even add some rich beautiful ribbons which I ordered on sale over the weekend from the US. I’m thinking of making a simple strip quilt, something similar to this
http://applecyder.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/replacement-quilt/
Possibly hand quilted in the style of Kantha quilts. The mind is still playing….

diane b said...

They are bright vivid colours but the in thing. Black would go well. Nice macro shots of the flower. Looks like modern art.

Catherine said...

They work beautifully together, so bright and I like the colour combination of the purples, pinks and greens you have. I think black would work in well with the colours you've chosen.

Janneke said...

These colours are magnificent! I am behind with blogreading but your former post is so beautiful starting with the goats around the hay, your sweet little miss and especially the pictures of the boats on the silent water, so peaceful and quiet. Yes indeed keep looking!

Mary said...

Incredible pictures, as always!
Your colors will work together, they don't need black, in my opinion. The different textures would be perfect for a string quilt on light fabric foundation! Have fun!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the idea of black added to this luscious stash! I look forward to see what magic you weave with these!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

WOW! The photos of that beautiful bromeliads are fantastic.

The colors of fabric are so lush and vibrant. My humble 2 cents worth on the color to tie them altogether is something like that lovely dark blue/purple, 4th fabric from the right in your photo.

I can hardly wait to see what you create with these colors. I know it will be fantastic and happy.

FlowerLady

geanina said...

beautiful images!

blocksandmore said...

I have read thru the comments and mostly agree with all ? Like the idea of other than black. White ( as in tiny little tips of flower) was my first reaction then like the Flowerlady before me I noticed the dark blue/ purple 4th from the right.
Go with a color and accent your fabulous bundle.

Sarah Fredette said...

I love these! I would pair them with maybe a deep jade green that would match the deep green in one print on the right - I think its an Amy Butler? Black might be too harsh and remove the luxury feel of all these jewel tones. Gorgeous pull!

Dirk Rosin said...

beautiful Karen !

Julie said...

They would definitely pop against a deep grey or black, but I do like them as they are too. A real jewel toned collection of colours.

Michelle said...

I love the vibrant colors you have in this post.

Lisa Gordon said...

These colors are absolutely GORGEOUS, Karen!

flowersandhome said...

I love these colours! I'd use them without black but then I have and probably will never like black really. I'd rather use white then but as I said before, love the colours as they are, I wouldn't add white either, I'd use them without any neutral colour. Wonder what you'll decide to do finally....
Marian

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Wow, I love it as is--I can't wait to see where you go with this! :)

Would love for you to stop by tomorrow and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
-Lindsey
Fabric Frenzy Friday

DeborahGun said...

a beautiful mix of fabrics - I would use them just as they are - they look fantastic together.

Jim said...

Such vivid colours.

Michelle Bartholomew said...

Such amazing colors! I think you should just embrace the bright and go for it! :)

Gert Jan Hermus said...

A very beautiful series Karen!! ;-)

Hope you'll have a great weekend!
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Linda R said...

I happen to think black would bake the colors pop.. but I am the worst about this type of things.

Your photos look beautiful.

Hugs~

Elise Lea said...

I think they work wonderfully together! I think black could work although it is hard to tell without seeing it, sometimes black can make colors almost too intense I think, but you always have such a great sense of color, I'm sure whatever you pick will look great.

I could see a solid very light green (one that works with the greens you have in there. but still lighter) could also be fun as a background color.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh those fabrics made my hear leap. It's such a gorgeous mix! I'm not sure about adding black, but that depends on the pattern.

Mila said...

I think you got some great macros there!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Hi Karen! I just wanted to let you know I featured your lovely fabrics over at the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

-Lindsey

Repelsteeltje said...

Far away from Holland, I like your Blog, especially Patchwork. But other pictures are so beautiful. Best regards, Anne-Marie

Liz said...

How gorgeous! I love the array of bright colours! Hmmm... tough to decide on a plain colour to accompany these.
Looking forward to another masterful creation.

Cathy said...

I like your description...a riot of colour. Such an array of brightness bursting forth!
I do not think these colors need black to define them, it might distract more than enhance.

Blessings to you Karen!

Jeanne said...

Amazing colors in these remnants. A beautiful quilt to come!

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