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Hello and thanks for coming over from my latest email newsletter to give me some fabric advice! (Not getting the newsletter? You can sign up here for all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans.)
I’m excited to sew up another Window Panes quilt but wasn’t sure what fabric colour combo readers would like to see. Window Panes is a coming-soon pattern that I hope to have published in the next 2 weeks. Maybe earlier if I don’t catch a certain virus 🤞.
So far I’ve sewn a version in Very Peri (Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2022).
What colour fabric to use for the next one? I’ll run through the 3 fabric choices and then there will be a poll at the bottom where you can vote for your preference.
Fabric Choice 1 – Scrappy Teal with White Sashing
I really love the blue/green segment of the colour wheel so it make sense that these colours form a big chunk of my stash and scrap pile.
I have quite a lot of half-eaten FQs in a range of teals that I would like to clean up. I’m sure I’ll be able to salvage some strips from my scrap pile too so this would be a delightfully scrappy version. The teal will pop nicely against the white sashing.
Fabric Choice 2 – Scrappy Orange with White Sashing
Heading over to the opposite side of the colour wheel now to orange. About 3 years ago my 3rd child declared he adored orange and would love an orange quilt. Obviously this was blanket permission to start stashing suitable fabrics, which I did with great efficiency and enjoyment!
I was thinking of making a twin sized version of this quilt for him. When it came time to sew the quilt, said child’s favourite colour had changed to purple (!!) No amount of cajoling could convince him to accept an orange quilt, and so now I have a disproportionately large orange stash.
That said, I do think orange and white is a fresh and modern combination. I have a couple of prints with a touch of yellow and it would be good to use these together as well. I also like how there’s a range of colour values/colour saturation in these fabrics – it would be interesting to see how that looks in a quilt.
Fabric Choice 3 – Scrappy Low-Volume with Navy Print Sashing
This one’s the dark horse – inverting the pattern to make the sashing dark and keeping the window blocks light. I have quite a good stash of low volume fabrics (no surprises there). I’ve a variety of different coloured prints on light backgrounds as well as the usual grey/black on white. For this version I’ve only selected blue pattern prints, or blue-greys. I feel this ties in nicely with the navy print background fabric.
The background fabric is a small scale floral print by Cotton + Steel and features metallic gold accents. It has a lot going on, but in a good way.
This is probably the more non-traditional of the 3 options, and it reminds me a bit of this inverted Lollies quilt.
Time to Vote
Alright, let’s hope I’ve figured out the technology with this one. There should be a poll below where you can click a dot against the option you’d like to see and hit submit.
The poll is now over – thank you for voting! Here are the results. 🥁 *drumroll*
The winner is… teal!
I must admit, I wanted this colour scheme to win and had a sneaking suspicion it would do well. I guess I know my readers! What I didn’t guess was how close the top two placeholders would be. Teal won with 37% of the vote, the runner up received 36% of the vote. It was a close one!
I’ve already sewn the teal and white version up and just need to photograph it for the pattern’s front cover.
Second place goes to… navy and low volume.
This is where I got it wrong. I thought orange would be the second place winner, but the dark horse combo of a navy print background with low volume windows proved popular. This fabric option was nipping at the heels of first place, taking 36% of the vote. I hope to revisit this colour combination at a later date as I know a lot of you would like to see it put to use.
And third place must be… orange.
Poor orange came in last. The orange and white sashing combo won 27% of the vote, which is nothing to sneeze at. I still think it’s a lively modern quilt combination and I hope to use those fabrics in something else in the near future.
So there you have it! The teal and white Window Panes quilt will appear on the cover of the pattern, which will be in my shop before the week is done. Yay! If you have FQ bundles or jelly rolls you’d like to put to good use you’ll love this quilt pattern.
Until next time, thank you for reading along,