fabric selection – a muted rainbow

I already made a quilt with most of these fabrics, but I pulled them all out again because I’m quite tempted to use them for a new quilt. I love this rainbow of prints, especially in these lovely muted shades.

So what do you think? A second quilt with nearly the same fabrics?

I’m tempted!

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40 Responses to fabric selection – a muted rainbow

  1. 1
    randi says:

    Sometimes you just have to revisit a great color palette! The fabrics are so pretty!

  2. 2
    Sabrina says:

    I say go for it. Try a different pattern and it will be a totally different quilt. Love the colors BTW.

  3. 3
    Penny G says:

    If you do it it will work. I love following your quilt choices and learning. You have great vision. Go for it!

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  5. 5
    brenda says:

    love those fabrics! we have 3 babies coming this fall….. makes me think of other versions of quilts for them!

  6. 6
    Linnet says:

    Yes, do! I love those colors.

  7. 7
    Tanis says:

    Absolutely! Go for it, those fabrics are gorgeous. It’ll be a fun challenge to see how different the second quilt is from the first.

  8. 8
    Ann says:

    I LOVE the color palette! I hope this time you play them up instead of tone them down with tons of neutrals. Just saying….

  9. 9
    Beth says:

    Sure, why not!
    Smiles~Beth

  10. 10
    Dianne says:

    I think a 2nd quilt would be fabulous!

  11. 11
    Sewfrench says:

    I wish I could develop a stash like that. I love everything about it! So yes, to another quilt out of them!

  12. 12
    jschr says:

    I love the colours! I would go for a pattern that emphasizes the rainbow of them

  13. 13
    Paula says:

    Yes I love these color!

  14. 14
    Hallie says:

    I say go for it! Don’t forget to show and tell!

  15. 15
    ann says:

    Gorgeous! Go for it – I can’t wait for the pictures!

  16. 16
    Jennie says:

    Saying like “Hallie”, go for it and dont forget to show and tell about it! :)

  17. 17
    Jenny says:

    Yes! The other one is so very unexpected (and wonderful), with the inclusion of all the neutrals. I’m anxious to see what you’d do this time.

  18. 18
    Juice says:

    Yes, but the red (7th? from the bottom) jumps out at me as brighter than the rest of the stash. You have it sandwiched between a red and an orange polka dot in the bottom photo.

    Just my two cents. I always admire your work and think to myself, “Maybe one day…”

  19. 19
    Tamie says:

    Go for it. Isn’t that what different patterns are for?

  20. 20
    Fran says:

    i think you should, they’re such great fabrics & make for a spectacularly sophisticated quilt – these fabrics seem quite grown-up to me. Can’t wait to see what you do.

  21. 21
    Anne says:

    ABSOLUTELY! Those colors are so wonderful!! If you end up feeling like you don’t want two finished quilts in the same color scheme, I would be happy to provide you with relief from that problem. lol

  22. 22
    lori says:

    Go. For. It. What else is the stash for? Pick a pattern that’s different and one you have wanted to make! It would be so thrifty, too (my grandmother who taught me to sew used that word a lot!)

  23. 23

    I loved that quilt in the same prints so much, I’d be excited to see what you do with the same palette all over again :)

  24. 24
    Marianne says:

    Yes, another! Love the fabrics.

  25. 25
    Joan says:

    YES!!! I could not look at that and wonder if I should, but WHEN I should. Can’t wait to see results.

  26. 26
    tisha says:

    Go for it. More than likely you will create something different.

  27. 27
    LeAnn says:

    Beautiful fabrics — go for it! It won’t be a rerun — it will be the second in a series!

  28. 28
    vickie van dyken says:

    I just did a Bargello wall hanging in rainbow (bright) colors. I think a Bargello in these colors would rock :) Hey it’s beautiful fabric, it will make a beautiful quilt !!! Oh and it helps that your a talented quilter…lol DO IT !!!

  29. 29
    Sharon says:

    Oh, Silly question! OF COURSE you should!!! Love all these fabrics!

  30. 30
    Stephanie says:

    Absolutely do it! Nothing wrong with (re)using fabrics you love. And in a different design it will look completely different.

  31. 31
    carol c says:

    Most definately another work of art with the palette of colors I like, and hey maybe a pillow case edged with them as well!

  32. 32

    You got the fabrics because you love them.. the affair doesnt stop after one use!! Go for it, beautiful fabrics work into all different wonderful things.

  33. 33
    Pomegranate Quilts says:

    I love the colours! And the Trailmarker quilt you made with them is gorgeous.

    Maybe for this next project, trying switching it around a little. Move around the wheel some; for example, trade the greens for purples?

    Can’t wait to see what direction this takes!

  34. 34
    Donna says:

    When fabric calls, I answer. Follow your rainbow!

  35. 35
    Susan says:

    Wow. What a pile of deliciousness.

  36. 36
    Suzanne says:

    It’s such a winning combo begging for another reincarnation.

  37. 37
    Brittany says:

    I have also been hesitant to use the same fabrics for a different quilt, but if it works it works. Plus using up the stash is a win.

  38. 38
    Sarah says:

    Hi, I’m a rank amateur quilter, and I would love suggestions about books or other resources to learn about using color in quilts. Please leave a note here or feel free to email me at smw380 at yahoo dot com. Thank you so much!

  39. 39
    EG says:

    Man, I love this stack! I think you could make a completely different quilt with these same fabrics.

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