I know it's time for Spring Break but I just can't stop thinking of this Holiday Break fabric from Michael Miller. I want to jump right in with those reindeer and hang out at the pool with Santa.
My favorite part is the camper trailer. It's so retro!
As soon as I saw this print, I knew that I wanted to make a quilt for next year's winter break.
Since the holiday theme is so obvious, I decided to group the fabric with non-Christmas prints. Barcelona City Map in Lime by Zen Chic was just right for me. I imagine it's the map to a community of vacationing reindeer. (Maybe I have too much time on my hands!)
Then I added Domino Dot in Clementine from Violet Craft's Waterfront Park collection. It's just the perfect shade of red-orange. You know that's my favorite color!
Next I added Carolyn Friedlander's Architextures Hatch in Lake to balance the bold lime and clementine. And finally, I wanted to add a little more grey to the mix so I chose Tile Pile in gray from Michael Miller's new Petal Pinwheels collection. The gray is a spot-on match to the background of Winter Break.
By the way Petal Pinwheels is the featured fabric collection for the 4th annual MQG members fabric challenge. Check out the Modern Quilt Guild blog for more details.
So now that I've chosen the fabric for my winter break quilt, I need a pattern or at least an idea of how I can mix these prints into a fun and functional quilt for next January.
Any ideas? Pattern suggestions? Comments?
This brings up a good question: does the pattern or the fabric come first when designing a quilt? Most of the time, the fabric comes first for me.
What about you? What inspires you? The quilt pattern or the fabric? I'm interested in what you think.
Happy Spring everyone!