I wanted to show off some of the fabrics that I'm using in my Jacob's Ladder blocks . . .
Many times, we quilters are a little "bamboozled" in our choices of color and print, value and contrast.
I'm hoping today's post will encourage y'all to follow your instincts. Let me explain . . .
There are five blocks in that picture, and they are created from totally different fabric lines, with different styles.
Those greens? The apple design is from Jacquelynne Steves' "Fruitful Hands" line, and the green dot is a Mary Engelbreit!
I put them side by side and they played well, so they went into a block!
The block with the red print is a Pat Sloan print from her "Hometown Girl" line . . . it goes really nicely with these in the picture below:
These are more from my Mary Engelbreit stash, with the really pale blue in the bottom left being another "Hometown Girl" fabric. The point I want to make is that we don't need to agonize over our fabric selections. I'm preaching to the choir here, because I was so hung up on this issue that I had trouble doing anything in combinations, unless they were all from the same fabric line, from the same designer! (Grin)
Be adventurous! Choose things that look good to you, and that make you happy!
Our hobby is a wonderfully creative way to craft beautiful things, so let's enjoy!