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Sweet Child of Mine, Week 1 - Fat Quarter Idol

This is the first week of  Fat Quarter Idol at Sew,Mama,Sew!. And this weeks theme is Sweet Child of Mine. Being a mother of two beautiful children, this was a super fun challenge for me. If I were to win the fabric bundle I can guarentee the fat quarter will go to great use!

First thing I did was look around my office for color inspiration. I have baby things everwhere so I knew I would find something. Since this was not Sweet "Baby" of mine, I wanted to stay clear of pastels. I wanted to choose a color collection that would be unisex, bright, and fun for a child. I spoted my son's boppy pillow which has a green, blue, red, and orange cover on it.

After I had those colors in mind I visited Design Seeds which is an absolute wonderful place to get inspired by color. I use this wonderful resource everytime I have a design project for work. This is called the shamrock palette, it has all the color familys I was looking for.

So now with that in mind I pulled my Kona Cotton Color Card, and started looking for colors. At this point I wasn't set for sure on any solid colors,  I decided it was time to start searching the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop for my prints.

Since I had a color theme in mind, I searched the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop by fabric color. I think each week I will try to search for my fabrics a different way so I get better and better. I picked out about 28 different fabrics, opened the images up in Photoshop and put them all together in a collage. One by one I illiminated fabrics, till I had my final twelve.

Here were my final choices which can all be found at the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop.

  1. Snakeskin Green ~ Backyard Baby
  2. Sprout Avocado ~ Hello Pilgrim
  3. Pearl Bracelet Yellow ~ Outfoxed
  4. Lemon 23 ~ Kona Cotton
  5. Circles Saffron ~ Modern Whimsy ORGANIC
  6. Tomato 7 ~ Kona Cotton
  7. Leaf Strings Aqua ~ Savanna Bop
  8. Dance Floor Bop Multi ~ Savanna Bop
  9. Spot Lights Multi ~ Savanna Bop
  10. Hexagon Geo Orange ~ Mechanical Genius
  11. Corn Yellow 1089 ~ Kona Cotton
  12. Azure 1009 ~ Kona Cotton


You can see my final choices on my Pinterest Board for Sweet Child of Mine. I had a blast doing this and feel just a tad bit better at choosing fabric than I did last week. Can't wait for next weeks challenge!

If you are interested in joining in the fun check out at the rules at Sew,Mama,Sew!


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Welcome to the Pile O’ Fabric blog, my name is Alyssa Lichner, I live in sunny Gilbert, AZ. I am a freelance web and graphic designer turned avid sewist. I write modern quilting tutorials and share techniques and inspiration here at Pile O’ Fabric… Read More

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