Moda Bella Solid # 209 - Clementine
Moda Bella Solid # 207 - Glacier
Moda Bella Solid # 202 - Graphite
Moda Bella Solid # 204 - Plum
Alone, these solids would make a great modern quilt without the company of any other fabric. They would provide both a warm and cool contrast within a quilt top made from simple blocks with a large proportion of negative space using the grey.
|Citrine Heirloom - Joel Dewberry|
|Tradewinds - Lily Ashbury|
|Heirloom - Joel Dewberry|
Where solids are used in large areas of a quilt, using a contrast thread of a heavier weight when quilting, can liven up the space. For example, I might use a plumb thread on the Grantite and a mid grey on the Plumb solid in perle cottons.
Don't feel that you have to match exactly a colour in a collection. While Tula's Nightshade collection is not quite a match for the Glacier, used in moderation it would still blend along side the Plumb.
The Melody Miller large bee print would look great with the Plumb ...
or a spot or two of the Clementine.
Text prints are of interest in the quilting world at the moment. They make great backgrounds and blenders for an array of fabrics. I could see the Graphite blended with the text prints ( Annie's Farm Seed Catalog and Crabtastic ) and a splash of a lipstick pink fabric from Suzuko Koseki - Catch Letters.
I matched Glacier with some prints I had from Velocity with a Suzuko Koseki piece in Lime. I think Lime partners well with Glacier.
I tried Glacier, Plum and Graphite with a more traditional collection - Barbara Brackman's 'A Morris Tapestry'. The rich colours and patterns in this collection would be framed beautifully in these solids.
Lastly, I teamed up Plum and Clementine with a sketch (Tangerine) solid and two art gallery pure elements solids Cabernet and Colzumel blue.
It was so difficult to confine this post to only a small example of fabric combinations. There are so many fabrics that would look wonderful with these four solids.
Please visit my blog tomorrow where I will be posting a tutorial for a project that can be made in one day using the four Bella solids.