Color Palette: Modern Prep

Color Palette: Modern Prep

Sometimes I pull fabrics together based on a graphic I love or even a piece of clothing, but these fabrics practically threw themselves into the basket at my local quilt shop.

The Botanics + Honeysweet prints are really, really, REALLY  pretty together,  I added in some Shelburne Falls, Acacia, Hand Drawn Garden, and few repros to round things out.

Color Palette: Modern Prep

I’m not sure if this stack of fabrics will ever become a quilt, but I do so love the combination. It is preppy and classic with the jade, navy, and mustard, and the minty and peachy shades add some fresh zing to a palette that might otherwise be quite simple.

What colors do you think of as “modern prep”?


7 thoughts on “Color Palette: Modern Prep

  1. Amanda says:

    I don’t know what I love more, your fabric pull or your yummy pretty graphics! Next time we get together we need to talk blog design some more. 🙂

    Modern Prep – Hmmm…I’ll have to think on that one.

    • Ashley says:

      I learning that using a modern pattern or design isn’t enough. I’m trying to bust through an old fabric stash but the colors are soooo traditional that the combos feel heavy. I like the light and airy feel of modern quilt combos.

      • Lisa says:

        You might be able to lighten them up a bit by adding a handful of light and airy moderns! Those dark traditional fabrics can be really great to combine with moderns in value quilts. There are so few modern prints that are truly “dark”.

  2. Louise Williams says:

    I am new to quilting and am wondering, when you see a fabric/s you love and think one day I’ll make something with that and just have to have it, how much fabric do you buy?

    • Lisa says:

      Good question! A fat quarter is perfect for a fabric you love. For a fabric you really really LOVE, buy a half yard. That way you can cut it in half and have a FQ to use right away and one to stash. If it’s a great stripe or dot for binding, I will buy a yard.

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