I want to learn more about the art of quilting and I want to improve at it, so I read quilting magazines and books. I search out and spend time looking over quilting blogs and I google quilt patterns and such endlessly. In fact, if I spent the time making quilts that I do reading about making quilts, I'd have a nice size stack of 'em.
Any-hoo, I recently came across a Hawaiian themed quilt in a magazine and decided immediately that I HAD to make a Hawaiian quilt for myself, though not necessarily the one featured in the magazine. Even though I'm not technically a quilter, I think I can wing a pattern? This could turn ugly.
Being possessed by the Hawaiian Quilt Demon and her friend the Fabric Buying Demon, I went shopping online and ended up with several fabrics(all featuring hula girls) that I thought would work.
Now that the fabrics have arrived, I'm kinda stuck. But here's what I'm thinking so far:
- lap size
- fussy cut the hula girl fabrics into squares
- do a white border(sashing?) around the hula squares
- border the whole thing with the pink/white hibiscus print
- the solid pink hibiscus print is for the back of the quilt
- I haven't even thought about binding yet
The delimma is: I love all of these fabrics but I feel like I've missed something. And I think it's a color thing. Does it need more colors? Which ones? I have some ideas but want to see what you think on the color issue. What about mixing in a non-hula girl (but still Hawaiian) print? Should I just leave it as is and see what happens?