We all have our own creative process. For me, color and fabric are the spark to my creative plan. I’m called to color first. Then I find a pattern that will enhance the fabrics that I picked. It takes time to come up with the right project and sometimes months go by before I make all the decisions and complete something. Since I usually buy fabric, and then find a pattern, I don’t always have enough fabric to complete my project. That’s a problem. My tip is to collect some scraps from your project and sew or clip together. I usually keep them in a plastic bag inside my purse or car. My little bundles of scraps are ready to be matched up during my travels.
I had this not so little stack around for a few months. I wanted a backing and a border fabric, but settled for only backing fabric. I picked a white backing fabric with a small floral print in similar colors. I found the fabric I needed about an hour from home.
The pastel bundle came from a quilt that I made later in 2019. I had the bundle with me when I traveled to different quilts shops in the United States. I was lucky to find backing fabric in Pennsylvania. If I didn’t travel with my scraps I would probably have more difficulty finding the right colors. Please look for the finished quilt in a future blog post.