Color Scheme

I want to make a quilt.
A duvet cover, to be precise.
I want to use the paper pieced string quilt method.
Luc is giving it a whirl, and I love how it's turning out.

Currently, I have chocolate brown throw pillows on my bed.
And a turquoise throw.
With fringe.

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry,
When I take you out in the surrey,
When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe...on top!
Watch that fringe and see how it flutters....

I get carried away sometimes.
This I know.

Back to the task at hand.
I want to coordinate my duvet to things I already have in my bedroom.
So as to lessen the financial burden that such an endeavor could create.
(Read: Quilting is NOT a cheap hobby).
So logically I thought I would do turqouise and brown.
Here are my favorite fabrics so far.
(Courtesy of Hawthorne Threads)

Your thoughts?
Do you like them?
Would you like some pepper in your poppykosh?
Sorry...I'm in a When Harry Met Sally place today.

And, for lunch.
I'll have what she's having.



  1. love them! i think you need some more browns, and then you can also throw in some solids in brown and turquoise. just my thoughts... xoxo

  2. I was thinking of doing the back of the duvet a solid color. Maybe even a damask stripe in chocolate brown. So as to bring a little reversability to the bedding, and also to tie in the brown. And I'll also be making a bedskirt and shams, too. In which the brown will probably play more of a role. Yes? No?

  3. my favorites in order are all in the right column #1 last one, #2 first one, #3 third one

  4. A- Id' also like to see more browns... maybe a solid or a stripe even. I can't wait to see it finished! :) Where do you get your fabrics? Have you been to Crafty Planet? They have AMAZING things there.