Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DWR Quilt-Along - Let's Talk About Fabrics

It's been brought to my attention that McCall's has a free Double Wedding Ring paper piecing pattern available at their site.  Freespirit Fabrics also offers a free download here.  A big thank you to Tiffany for leading me to the McCall's pattern!  So, there are two more options for those of you want to participate.

Let's talk about fabrics!  Obviously, your biggest investment is going to be in the background fabric, should you opt to go with a single background fabric.  Check out Sandi's post, here, for some wonderful examples of a DWR drawn in EQ7 using multiple background fabrics for the melons (or footballs) and centers.  Now, just so we're clear...

THERE ARE NO WRONG CHOICES IN THIS QUILT ALONG!

Every coloring option is equally valid, whether you choose to go with a traditional palette and use off-white muslin for your centers and melons and feedsack reproductions for your arc centers and ends, or if you opt for a solid that coordinates with a favorite designer line.

Monochrome (also known as analogous), scrappy, or limited palette, is it all up to you.  I encourage you to share your choices on the Grey Cat Quilts Projects flicker group.  I would love to see them, and I would love to feature some of them here on the blog.  Posting your photos to the flickr group will not automatically grant me permission to re-post your photos here.  I will contact you and ask you for permission before posting.

I would like to start piecing next weekend, but don't worry!  There will be plenty of time for anyone to join in at any point.  I still have to buy fabrics - again.

Remember this?
Not the plan anymore.  I got silly, and drew this up in EQ7:
Yeah.  Now I need more fabric.  *facepalm*

2 comments:

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

More fabric is a good thing...or perhaps you could trade with a quilting friend?
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Jessica said...

I am still toying with fabric ideas. I would like to by Joel Dewberrys Avairy 2 in the Lilac/plum palette for the arcs, but a few things have come up and I don't know if that will be possible. So I am now studying my stash...I should view it as a challenge.

I love the look of the scrappy brackground fabric too!

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