Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Inspiration Strikes! Sort of...

  1. #1
    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Stevensville, MD
    Posts
    476
    I've never looked at a fabric line and felt inspired before. Fabric, yes! Line, no. Until now...

    I'm a big fan of the movie Coraline. As soon as I saw the "Buttons and Blooms" line that just came out from Red Rooster fabrics, I fell in absolute love with the soft, muted, whimsical feel of the fabrics. It feels very much like it's channeling a lighter side of the movie!

    Here's information on the line and its fabrics:

    http://www.redroosterfabrics.com/con...s.php/id/8869#

    I don't like the pattern that comes with the fabrics at all. It doesn't have the feel I would want. Then again, I'm not sure what feel I do want. I'm more focused on the supporting fabrics than on the actual panel.

    I'm a beginning quilter. I don't know techniques like applique, paper piecing, etc. At the same time, I'm up for a challenge - I've worked with over 600 half square triangles and that queen-sized monster is well on its way to being complete.

    What sort of patterns do you think I should consider for this fabric? The buttons, the birds, the flowers, the muted colors and beautiful neutrals... since I wouldn't be working with the panel itself (most likely), I wouldn't have large-scale print to preserve, but I wouldn't want everything to be lost either.

    I guess I'm just fishing for ideas from the collective minds and experience on this board. :) If you had fallen in love with this fabric, what would you consider?

  2. #2
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,045
    Oh, my gosh, I love this fabric! I wish I could think of something to make out of it!!! Someone will come up with some ideas for you...

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,857
    That's a fabulous line! I have no ideas either, but I never do....I just buy the fabric & wait until it speaks to me! Now you just had to show this, didn't you?!!!!
    Maureen

  4. #4
    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    South central Nebraska, US
    Posts
    5,427
    I love this. Ummmmmm.................

  5. #5
    Super Member 0tis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    2,566
    Oh boy, I looked at it and I love it too - I would definitely buy the fabric then one day it will tell you what it wants to be - at least thats how it works for me. Now I have to go look it up online and see if I can get some too..

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    sketch out what you like...look at clip art from the movie/book and just DO what you feel...after all..it is Coraline...she will love whatever you do!

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mabank, Texas
    Posts
    6,966
    That is beautiful fabric.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Stevensville, MD
    Posts
    476
    I don't really like to stash because I don't have a lot of space for storage. Also, the fabric is perfect for a friend of mine who loves the movie even more than I do. I'm itching to get my fingers on it! I just don't want to go ahead and buy fabric until I know what amounts I would be needing.

    Looking at bits from the movie is a great idea, though! I should look at some of the designs they have going on in there to give me some inspiration... :)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.