We do not get all Amazon crazy at Christmas. I ask for a tube of my favorite hand lotion from the drug store. But this year I also asked for The Color Collection six month subscription from Sewtopia and Tara Faughnan
Twelve 1/2 yard cuts of Kona solids, curated by Tara. You also get a pattern each month to download and there is a FB page and IG group for all members. It's a fabulous value and I wanted to stretch my color confidence this year. Month 1 started with this group and the pattern Color Pop
This is just a test, do not adjust your color monitor, repeat, this is just a test. I waited and waited and waited for the UPSP local office to deliver my fabric. I guess 8 days to get a 2 day priority that looked like it had been run over a few times wasn't too bad, right?
I pulled some fabric for at test run on the pattern and process and made these 4 blocks. They are 6" finished.
I grabbed a stack of 4 1/2" strips I had pinned to my design wall, (remember, I'm still waiting for my 2 day Priority package), layered them 4 high and cut out squares and circles.
Although color seems to get all the glory, value does the good work. Second column from left, top two blocks. In real life, they looked good. Very similar color and I thought it gave some interest to the piece. Note: I think it's more challenging working with such a small finished size. This will be 20" x 20"
So getting back to my 2 day Priority package, it finally arrived. I can't wait to see all the colors in the package. I have a *few* solids in my stash, so I was hoping some of the 12 colors would be different from what I have already.
This one came up as a close match to what I already had. Not a surprise as my favorite colors are red and cheddar and this falls into that gold/orange/cheese colorway. And yet, as I tell you I love red, note that there is virtually NO red in my solid bins.