See Kelly's Starry Eyed quilt here-
And Rachel's Sawtooth Stars quilt here-
The fabrics are all really gorgeous...... colourful, interesting and vibrant, and I do especially love both the gold & the teal colourway of the "Social Climber" fabric.
Ages ago I too made this quilt top using assorted fabrics from one of her earlier available ranges. I tried a simple layout, with an "anything goes" attitude when combining the colours & fabrics.......
and, more recently, I tried chosing just 2 colours & being careful with which two fabrics I combined.......
But I can't say I am loving my own personal efforts to date!!To use just all one range has proven v. difficult for me.
When I first learnt patchwork many people followed each other v. closely in the use of colours within a traditional block. Frequently the exact same pattern could have 2 different names depending on how the lights & darks were arranged!! And hues/value/scale of prints were all part of our quilty vocab!!! Most importantly, the magic colourwheel held all the answers!!!! NOT!
I guess that's why all the pre cuts work today, fat 1/4 bundles/jelly rolls/layer cakes, etc........lots of fabric variety for your money, and you know the fabrics will all co-ordinate beautifuly together. Whether you stick to using solely the one bundle or go on to choose other things to go with it, they really are a good starting point. Something we certainly didn't have years ago!!
My favourite style of quilt is scrappy.
Using a wide range of prints & colours in my quilts is, to me, the v. esscence of patchwork.
But lately I am drawn to this kind of "one range" overall look!!!
So I am trying again!