One of my favourite things to do is to lay out groups of fabrics. I may not have a specific idea what they will get used in, but I love to put groups like these together. Sometimes just looking at the groupings will be enough to give me an idea for a design they’ll work well in. This bundle will end up in a quilt I’m going to call Spice, I think. No idea yet on design or even when I’ll start to play with them, but they’re grouped together now and set aside and the photo is in my inspiration folder.
This is another grouping, although I can’t take credit for it. It was put together like this — and it’s one that I can’t stop gazing at. The ideas for this are numerous, although I still haven’t settled on one.
Then I thought I’d try the butterfly print with some more muted hand-dyed fabrics.
Finally, I put the brighter fabrics with the hand-dyed ones to see how they would play together.
The photos are all in a folder on my computer and I will, at times, open one of them and leave it open on my screen so that I can look at it periodically throughout the day. A digital camera and computer screen are fabulous design tools!
It’s the beginning of our Victoria Day long weekend here and finally, after what seems like a week of non-stop rain, we have some sun today. I don’t know if it will last all day, but waking up to sunshine was a wonderful treat after days and days of grey skies and rain.
Smudge has been ensuring that his kitty toys don’t get too far away. Lately almost every time we look at him in his kitty bed, he has a paw stretched out to touch the toy basket.