Today I wanted to share with you my third BitterSweet Bundle – for Contemporary Cloth – Fractured Time. This one is available for purchase and I am very excited about it. I began to realize just yesterday that my bundles are a little different than what most people out there in the quilting blogging community are putting together. I am not doing gradations of color, I am not sticking to any kind of theme or even any particular designer/manufacturer. I am trying to push the envelope and show you different combinations that you may have never thought of or considered before. With each bundle I create I like to start with a main focus fabric, in this case it is the Hay Wire Blue by Alexander Henry. As I started to pull colors and fabrics from it I discovered the Hay Wire Yellow also by Alexander Henry and realized that – Hello! It was the perfect compliment.
All of these fabrics are available separately for purchase at Contemporary Cloth AND they are also available as a bundle for your sewing enjoyment. Now on my last bundle, Broken Time, there were a couple of questions like what would you do with such a different assortment of colors and prints. Well this time I designed a little mini-quilt/wall hanging for the bundle.
I’m calling this Checkered Stars – because it makes me think of a checkerboard but I also see stars in the design. (Note: Keep in mind that EQ7 does change the scale of the print when you are doing mock-ups.) Just a little something fun to help you visualize what this cool little bundle could do. If you like this…let me know and I can whip it up and do a tutorial. You may be looking at this and saying to yourself “You didn’t use every fabric…” You would be right. When I buy a fat quarter bundle it is for 2 reasons – to build my stash and for specific projects. Half the time I split up the bundles I buy. I do have the oranges pulled into the mock up on a different image:
I hope you like thew new bundle, I would love to hear what you think of both the bundle and the new design. I am thinking of using it for a doll quilt I will be making for my Sewing Buddy’s daughter (we are doing a swap!).