Have you ever fell in love with someone's style? It was love at first sight when I saw Mary's quilt Gypsy Kisses. I started following her blog, Molly Flanders, and have seriously loved everything I have seen. I totally want to be more like Mary. :) I even tried out chunky quilting with perle cotton on a pillow recently - chunky/primitive quilting with various bright colors of perle cotton is Mary's signature quilting style. Love it!
I wanted to start another English paper piecing project this summer that I could bring with me to the park and pool and decided that I wanted to recreate the look and feel of Gypsy Kisses. Ironically, I have not been able to work on the project at the pool or the park - those crazy kids want me to play with them, not sit and stitch - who would have thought? ;) But I have been working on it every evening after the kids go to bed. I love to put my swollen feet up and stitch while watching a show.
So I gave it another try. Stars with two black/white/gray fabrics. Perfect!
They look pretty good all together, but...
I am planning on using Turquoise Bouquet from Flea Market Fancy. It mimics the fabric in Gypsy Kisses and I love it as fabric, but I must admit that I am going out of my comfort zone here. I tend to use smaller prints and don't usually do bright and scrappy. What do you think? Will it work? Am I crazy?