Fabric Palette for the Sunshine and Shadow Quilt

Fabric Palette for Sunshine and Shadow Quilt

My quilting project began with a careful preparation of calico cottons of matching earth tones and nature-inspired prints.

Small floral print on a deep-brown background works very well for my country style quilt.

Dark-brown floral print

Muted orange color of this cotton matches the small flowers in the brown fabric.

The subtle diagonal lines in this filigree pattern stay consistent with the other prints and the overall quilt design.

This fabric is the brightest in this collection. It will make the quilt cheerful, while the faint vine pattern gives rest to the eye.

Orange floral fabric pattern

This blue has a little gray and a hint of teal. When it’s added to the patchwork in a small amount, the blue will pop and lighten the entire mosaic of the quilt. It’s like the blue sky peaking through the clouds in the “Sunshine and Shadow” theme.

Diagonal polka dots arrangement is congruous with the diamond configuration of the quilt design. And the blue color matches perfectly with the subtle blue flowers of the brown fabric.

Blue polka dot fabric print

The light-khaki background with the delicate pattern will balance the darker colors and bolder prints of my fabric selection.

This is another transitional piece for the design.

Light-green floral design

This bold-green makes a statement on its own. This fabric will be used generously in my quilt.

The dainty floral vines lighten the look of this print and add the patterns of the growing nature. This diagonal, almost rhomboid, pattern is also consistent with the Sunshine and Shadow design.

Dark-green floral fabric print

This whimsical display of daisies and dragonflies looks very cheerful on the bright-green background of this beautiful design created by Angela Anderson and produced by Cranston Village. The inconspicuous diagonal polka dot array adds balance and a delicate match with the blue polka dot fabric.

Daisies and polka dot bright-green fabric pattern

This lovely daisy print comes with a great bonus. It has a charming border saying, “All Things Grow With Love.” This theme times up perfectly with the gardening season.

This beautiful paisley is the only fabric that I didn’t have in my collection and had to order separately. It will not be used in the quilt design. This is a solid piece will be the backing of the quilt.

Paisley fabric print

Inspired by the Quilted Barn, I pulled out the large stock of textiles from calico cotton quilting fabrics.

My quilting collection grows as I hunt down bargain finds. As I add more colors and patterns, the patchwork designs become more clear in my mind.

Basket with fabric

I am off to a good start. The next step is to design the quilt and make the patchwork.

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