Monday, August 29, 2011

Collecting Some of my Favorite Red, White, and Blue Fabrics

I've been collecting these charm packs in this patriotic color scheme for quite some time.  Now I'm pondering as to what I might make that would show off this different assortment and styles of prints.

Thinking...thinking...thinking...

Of course a simple square pattern would be quite traditional.  Most of these patterns would  probably be set off by a classic natural muslin.  I could certainly cut 5 inch solids to sew a checkerboard pattern.  But before I do that, I want to consider some other options. 


I do love this classic color combination of fabrics in red, white, and blue.  Seen here in this photo I have enough to do something interesting with all these charm packs.  I'd like to discover a quick and easy pattern so that I could sew these up without to much thinking.  I need something that I can work on while I try to wind down after a day at school.  It would be nice to have something in this color scheme that I could give as a gift or use on the guest bed.  

Maybe I should look into getting one of those twister templates where you sew the squares together in sets of 4 and then set the template on the center seam according to the marked lines and re-cut  a new square that has angled pieces.  I do love that look of movement that seems to be created by the pinwheel like shape.  I wonder if that company makes one that works with 5 inch charm squares?

3 comments:

Celia said...

The fabrics looks delicious...

Ellen said...

Wonderful collection of fabrics! I often start to collect fabrics to use in a project and then I end up using them in a completely different way. There are so many gorgeous patterns available that it can be so hard to decide which one to use.

Leslie Anne Pease said...

Great collection! I can't wait to see them in a sewn piece.