Spokane Modern Quilt Guild

Fabric Challenge with Habitat fabric by Jay McCarroll

Habitat is made up of 8 prints in 3 distinct color ways – jewel tones, brights, and earth  tones. In Jay’s interview with Trueup.net,  he states he loves to play with contrasts and contradictions. Urban & pastoral, digital & analog, graphic & organic.

He pulls it all together with his signature color sense. These exciting eight prints didn’t necessarily “go” together but worked harmoniously.  Due in part to Jay’s fashion background, there seems to be a formula in the quilting cotton world on what a collection might look like. These prints work with quilting, apparel and home dec. Jay is definitely not one to subscribe to the extra large floral, large floral with geometric undertone, medium floral, medium stripe with floral, medium stripe, small geometric and two slightly solid co-ordinates.

The Top Stitch, Modern Quilt Guild is participating in an International challenge using the Brights color way in Jay’s new line, Habitat.  Each participant will be creating a placemat, using 6 fat eights to be distributed upon arrival (we’ll let you know when it arrives).  Only add solids to highlight these amazing fabrics.  To qualify, you will need to to post your placemat picture on the modern quilt guild flickr sight and The Top Stitch flickr!

I’m excited to see what you will come up with!  Happy Quilting!



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