It was difficult to decide which fabrics I wanted to work with but I eventually choose these four prints:
When they arrived, I rubbed them against my cheek. I know, what can I say!?! It’s a habit I picked up from knitting. I always wanted to know how a yarn felt against your body so I would rub it against my cheek. Since these prints are made by Art Gallery, I knew I wanted to feel their hand. As I expected, they were very soft!
The colors in these prints are warm and luscious. The combination of light blue, limey green, coral and brown really appeal to me. Instead of a white, the background is a light cream, which matches perfectly. I also wanted to see how these prints matched with other prints in my stash. What do you think?
(By the way, where can you get paid for picking out fabric combinations? Because it’s one of my favorite quilting activities!) The matching prints come from Denyse Schmidt, Tula Pink, a no selvedge piece :(, Cotton and Steel, Lizzy House, Sandy Henderson and another Denyse Schmidt.
Since it’s improv quilting month on the blog, I decided to make an improv pieced quarter log cabin trivet. We have a large kitchen island that needs a bit of a color. I matched the gorgeous Cultivate fabrics with solid fabrics from Connecting Threads.
I quilted the trivet with a slight echo around some logs and stitch in the ditch for the rest. Initially, I quilted it in a meandering stipple but it took away from the quarter log cabin blocks. Lots of unpicking but it was worth it! I love how the quilting makes the logs pop! Since I used a layer of batting and insul brite, the trivet has a nice loft to it.
Here is the back of the trivet:
What will you make with Cultivate?