|Fall 2014 Cotton and Steel Quilt Top|
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I was very fortunate to get my hands on the entire Fall 2014 Cotton and Steel Collection from Quilt Market. The new collection is again huge - 5 different quilting cotton collections - and I may like them even a little more than the debut Cotton and Steel collection. So much so in fact that I couldn't wait to cut into them (after photographing each new collection for yet to come Sunday Stash posts).
Most of the fabrics used for this quilt top are from the soon to be released collections (due in stores in January 2015). All 5 collections are represented, although not the entire range is included, nor does this represent the full color palette. I have chosen a softer color palette, limited the darker prints (such as the navy and purple prints) and injected a little zing by including the lime green fabrics. You may also note that I have also used several prints from the first Cotton and Steel range; both collections work so well together!
I am so impressed with new C & S collection, the color palette is wonderful, and the designs feel a little more "me" than the original collection. I also note that there are less prints with metallic detail, which I prefer. I am not into glitz on fabric, but I accept that we are all different!
Another awesome feature is that each fabric has the most wonderful selvage. I love that the C & S team have taken the time to annotate the selvage with all the details including the inspiration for each collection. I do collect selvages (and have many selvages that are waiting for the "right" project - hopefully 2015 is the year for selvage inspiration to strike), although I don't normally cut them as wide I have here, but I had a small project in mind ...
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