Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Stash #227 - 30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda
That is a mighty big fabric stack, and a happy dance may have followed the arrival of this bundle. Reproductions fabrics continue be an obsession, and I love incorporating these into my quilts together with modern and contemporary fabrics. 
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics - Blooms
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Blooms
These are my favorite!
A current and often asked question is how do I choose/mix fabrics together ~ that is, vintage, reproduction and modern fabrics? This made me stop and think because quite honestly in the midst of creating I simply "do" rather than work according to a theory. But if I were to give you guidance as to how I mix fabrics then I think it is that I look beyond the pattern/print and focus on color. Then pattern. 

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Dotty Daisy
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Dotty Daisy
These small scale designs are great for introducing reproduction fabrics into modern projects as you can readily assign a color to each - red, pink, lavender, minty green and blue (above). You can then color co-ordinate your fabric selection, mixing and balancing the color palette of your project as you go irrespective of whether the fabric you have chosen for your project is a modern designer fabric or a reproduction fabric. 

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics

The 30's Playtime collection comes in a great range of colors - colors that I use often - as well as some rather cute designs! I love both the Blooms and Dotty Daisy designs (pictured above), as well as the Spools: 

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics - Spools
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Spools

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet is available from:
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Dainty
30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet - Dainty
I think you'll be seeing snippets of this collection throughout my quilts.

30's Playtime by Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing how you mix and balance your color schemes!
    I look forward to seeing all your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I've been eyeing this collection for a while. Looking forward to seeingwhat quilts it all ends up in.

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  3. more wonderful fabrics, you must have enough to open your own shop! thanks for the tips on choosing etc

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  4. Beautiful fabrics! Looking forward to seeing more of these.

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  5. These are really gorgeous fabrics. I love the spools!

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  6. Rita, I always enjoy your Sunday Stash posts. Love the gorgeous prints you find each week and enjoy looking at them, knowing they will soon appear in one of your quilts. You have a happy knack of mixing so many different fabrics, always bringing out the crispness and clarity of each design. As a quilter who now only buys new fabrics when there really isn't anything suitable in my stash or copious scraps, I enjoy looking at your new bundles.

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  7. Really cute bundle. I like the way you separated them into groupings. It creates even more scope for imaginative ways to incorporate them with modern fabrics. Great idea.

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  8. LOVE,LOVE, this bundle, I always and forever will love the 30's can't wait to get my hands of these, So bright and cheerful.

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  9. Love this bundle of fabrics!!

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