That nice stack of fabric behind her is new fabric that I've been washing and ironing. I'm embarrased to have bought so much when there is still plenty on the shelves, but I've been gripped by this new lighter color scheme. I'm filling in gaps in my collection, yeah that's it.
I wanted longer lengths of the fabric in the Moda Citrus Jelly Roll. If you go check out my previous post on the Jelly Roll you'll see that I've added the color names of the fabrics in case you want to get some of these yourself. Warning, very addictive.
When I started playing with the fabrics I HATED the lighter green color (Jungle Leaf). Hated it but forced myself to use it anyway because I did like that Jelly Roll... Once a bunch of blocks were on the design board I realized that the lighter green really sang. I love these:And now a note about paying attention to the design wall or floor you use. I've already learned to my disappointment that having a black design wall makes all the colors pop in your top, but once it's no longer hanging on that background the quilt is horrible and dull. I did that several times. True white can be dangerous too. I think a grey or khaki is probably best.
Anway, this is a hoot. Look at what a green background can do. These are the same exact blocks as above, as photographed on my cutting mat. I didn't adjust the colors at all in the software. Just looking through the camera I knew something was incredibly wrong.
The lesson: using a green design wall is right out.