The fabric for the applique panels on the quilt “Honeysuckle Baskets” has been chosen and is in the hands of the United Postal Service via Priority Mail from eQuilter.com.
First, the beautiful fabric: Rose & Retro Pink, Cherry & Watermelon Red
Soft transitions of cloudy colors and the unique yet wonderful imperfections we have come to love from artistic hand-dyes have made this ombre a dream come true. Hand-dye, ombre gradient is darker on both selvedges moving towards lighter down the center of the fabric, from the ‘Ombre Hand Dyes’ collection by Marcus Fabrics. Made in India.
I love ombre fabrics for applique. It affords me the option of creating a real, natural look with one fabric.
Next for the stems and leaves: Windham Blendables – Speckled Yarn-Dye – Loden Green
Lt Olive, Moss & Loden Green
This woven cotton poplin is constructed from multi-colored threads in subtle shades of dusty greens. The slight shifts in color and natural irregularities make for an interesting woven that can stand all on its own. Yarn-dye, from the ‘Windham Blendables’ collection by Windham Fabrics. I had looked at several other fabrics before deciding on this one, but this one spoke to me for some reason. It’s always hard to determine the precise color, as every computer monitor is different. But on my monitor, I fell in love with this.