I stumbled upon this image on pinterest the other day and immediately was wanting a quilt in the same colors. It seemed so wintery and comfy, and perfect for this time of year. I went searching for fabrics in similar colors, but couldn’t really find the right shades of brown (this was my first pull, which I still quite like! maybe that will be the next quilt?), so from there I decided to veer towards a more greenish yellow with gray rather than the brown (#2).
Wouldn’t you know – I found I didn’t really have these colors in my quilting cotton stash either, but I did find the colors I was looking for in unlikely places — a large piece of baby wale gray corduroy that was earmarked long ago for a dress, some gray patterned double gauze remnants from a dress I made Hazel, a yellowy green JCrew button down I no longer wore, a few pieces of an old Orla Kiely dishtowel used long ago for a beach bag, yarn dyed gingham scraps from a Tova made ages ago, a new linen dishtowel I had liked too much to use, and a few other linen pieces along with some other coordinating prints.
I chopped them all up into pieces of various widths measuring 6″ tall and arranged them on the design wall. The gray corduroy became the background, and then I couldn’t resist adding in various strips and random pieces here and there. It doesn’t match my original vision at all, but I’m happy with how it turned out and I can’t wait to see how this one feels with all the corduroy. I expect it will be quite warm and I think I’ll love the mix of textures!