I turned to Jane Brocket's The Gentle Art of Quilt Making for a little guidance on how to best work with the mix of small and large scale floral prints in the latest fabric range - Loulouthi - by Anna Maria Honer.
I have previously mentioned this book - here - and have browsed through at leisure numerous times, enjoying Jane's words as well as an overload of quilt and fabric mix inspiration. This time around I spotted the Beach Huts design shown in two distinct colorways, and used this as a starting point for my own selection of fabrics including the bundle of Loulouthi that arrived just yesterday.
|Image from The Gentle Art of quilting by Jane Brocket|
originally uploaded here.
Using large scale floral prints and getting together the right mix of fabrics is definitely the trickiest part in making this quilt top and there were plenty of moments of doubt.
I have selected numerous (but not all prints) from the Loulouthi collection as well as several classic prints from stash - mainly geometric prints (spots/dots and squares).
I found myself stepping further and further back when checking progress on my design floor space, even having to walk away and return with a fresh perspective a little later.
It is bright and colorful, and I have found it difficult to capture the feel and overall aesthetic of this quilt top in such a small image.