For next year’s BOM I decided that, since I am truly crazy, I would attempt doing it in two colorways. The first colorway is shown here.
When I first started brainstorming about the BOM I was going to use really really bright colors and call it Bossy Bloomers. Every time I started working on it, however, the color really started to bug me because they were clashing…getting bossy with each other. So I finally had to put them away. As I sat in front of my stash these colors just kept jumping out at me. This is one of my favorite combinations of colors and I just needed to work with them this year because they make me really happy.
Here is the colorway I am using for the smaller quilt (no center block). This is what color people call an analogous grouping since all these colors are next to each other on the color wheel. I find it very soothing and think it would make a really pretty summer quilt for my bed.
Here are my recommendations for fabric for YOUR versions of Mimi’s Bloomers. First off, work from your stash if you have one. You can do this whole quilt from scraps since the pieces are pretty small. You will need ½ yard for stems, so pick your color scheme and then choose a good all purpose green and buy ½ yard of that. For backgrounds, if you don’t want to go scrappy, buy 4 yards of what suites your color scheme. There will be sashing and a border but you can wait to buy that until you have some blocks done to see what will work. I cannot tell you how many times I have invested in border fabric only to find it doesn’t suite the quilt when I am done. The colors for my Miss Mimi quilt are very close to some of the solid-ish fabrics in the Pam Kitty Morning line from Lakehouse Fabrics. If you really need to buy fabric you can find them here:
I have started a new tab in the categories section called Mimi’s Bloomers where I will link all the posts for this quilt for easy finding.