Sunday, June 26, 2016

Waltz Around the World...the sequel

Actually I guess I should say the "prequel" because these were the fabrics I originally chose for my latest pattern called Waltz Around the World.

My hubby thought it was too purple and encouraged me to do it in batiks as he thought it would sell more patterns. Now who am I to argue  when the man tells me to shop for fabric?  So the batik version got finished first.

But as I was choosing the fabrics from my stash for the original colourway, I couldn't  help but think of the spicy colours you might find in an outdoor market in say, Marrakech. 

I absolutely love  bright, bold and yes, some would spicy colours!  

I built my palette for this quilt around this top fabric. It's from the Kaffe Fassette Collective by designer Brandon Mably and is called Pom Pom Dahlia.

I ended up taking out the grey and subbed out the dark turquoise for more of a bright turquoise and here's the result. I brought the focus fabric front and centre around the centre blocks and reduced the dark purple involvement. And now, months after the journey began, it's a quilt top!!

On the quilt label you might read "Colours of Marrakech" but the pattern is still Waltz Around the World. 

I'm now deciding on the quilting so I will stare at it for awhile and let the quilt speak to me. 

Pattern can be found on my website: