I'm a huge believer in mixing things up when it comes to fabric. Sure, there are times when I enjoy using a collection all by itself, but something magical happens when you start pulling prints from different designers and themes. So I was thrilled when the lovely people at Windham Fabrics not only invited me to be on the blog tour for my friend Angela's new Curious Dream fabric, but also encouraged me to choose a few of their other current collections to use in my project. I was so excited to see what the results would be!
When Curious Dream, Good Hair Day, and Maribel arrived at my door, I was surprised by how well they played together. The colors blend beautifully, and I love that each collection has a good number of lighter prints to balance out the more saturated tones. I decided to stick with a very simple quilt design: half square triangles pairing a rainbow of colors with low volume prints. I even tossed in a few triangles of solid white and cream muslin to balance things out.
The quilt finishes at about 55" square, backed in a wide print that I had on hand. I quilted 1/4" on either side of every seam. For the scrappy binding, I used strips of several gray prints from the collections, making a neutral frame for the colorful quilt top.
I'm absolutely delighted with this quilt. The simplicity of the design gives it an almost old fashioned look to me, though it's filled with beautifully modern prints. Curious Dream has so many great blenders in it, and it makes a wonderful addition to my stash. I have to add that Good Hair Day & Maribel are perfectly charming as well. I'm so grateful to Windham for giving me the chance to play with these gorgeous collections!
There are some darling projects on the Curious Dream tour. Be sure to check out all the other stops!