Then Vanessa Christenson showed off her lovely new "Color Me Happy" fabric range and I was smitten. All the lush and rich colour coordinating was done for me and all I had to do was wait until March for these gorgeous colours and prints to be available. Visit her website here if you want to see professional photos of her fabric range. Wait till you see her gradient Ombre collection!!!!
Meanwhile, here are my photos:
The next step was to ask her feelings on design, as I didn't want to just guess which shapes she preferred, or if she liked random over symmetrical designs. So I gave her a quick "this or this?" ten questions, which helped give me some direction.
Do you still love owls? - I do, but i love Elk antlers more
Curved lines or straight lines? curved
Random pattern or repeat pattern? random
Green with white or Green with grey? green with grey (I am loving grey at the moment - still LOVE white though)
Cute or quirky? erm - i'v been into cabbage roses and awesome florals lately
swirly or jagged? swirly
Contrast colour or complementary colour? contrast
Favourite/preferred 2D shape - triangle/square/rectangle/circle/hexagon/diamond? triangle
I wonder what designs come into your mind when you read her answers? Please share any ideas you have!
Here is what I have come up with so far, starting with her preferred 2D shape, the triangle.
|This guy is 10.5" square|
|The big brother is 24" and the little brother is 4"|
|The background fabric is just PERFECT for this design!|
And to make this a solid rectangle shape I enclosed the little 4" star with more of this background print, but in gorgeous grey, and added some rectangle patches:
So that is the progress so far on Bonnie's Quilt!
Feel free to add any suggestions of what you think might be a design or pattern that would suit this quilt too. I think my next step is to try drunkard's path blocks.