Monday, July 19, 2010
I'm usually not a matchy-matchy person. I don't like the idea of someone else choosing my palette, so I'm not much for the idea of working with a single line of fabric in a single project.
It's good to have ideals and policies and to stick with them, but there's also a time to break your own rules. And I get to say when that time is for me.
When I first saw the French General Rouenneries line last fall, I was pretty much enthralled. Loved the look and loved the palette. I loved it all so much I couldn't wait for the yardage to hit the stores; I bought myself a layercake packet of samples from the line.
This is just so unlike me.
I ended up chopping the layercake into fourths.
I didn't want a quilt entirely made from plain squares, so I bought a bit of Rouenneries yardage, once it was available, for a subtle alternate block to throw in every here and there.
I found a complimentary brown for sashing and used one of the Rouenneries solids for cornerstones. The border is another of the Rouenneries fabrics--why be inconsistent now?
Voila--one Rouenneries quilt top, all ready for quilting. Not a groundbreaker as quilts go, but I think the tones and prints are just lovely.
Still, don't look for me to go the matchy-matchy route again anytime soon.