|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 - 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|
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.
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 - Spools|
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I think you'll be seeing snippets of this collection throughout my quilts.