We featured our studio in the book, Kansas Quarters, in 2002 using a variety of KT fabrics, mainly Pressed Memories. Shown here are some of my favorites. Since the book is now out of print, we're offering the Scrapbook 101 quilt (on the bed) as a single pattern soon.
By my fifth fabric line, Pressed Memories, I began to notice a pattern emerge - there was a dot print and a stripe in almost every line so far. It's interesting how we subconsciously gravitate toward certain types of prints - small, even geometrics, flowing vines or large florals.
Of course, the feature fabric is usually the starting point, but it's easier for me to gather piles of companion prints. I'm always on the lookout for a subtle stripe with a print over the top to place on the diagonal for visual movement. Small vine-y leaf prints are a favorite and are easy blenders. But the dots are my favorites - so simple, but they can be arranged in a mulititude of ways, make great backgrounds and in scattered in multiple colors can be the glue to pull a quilt together. What are your favorite prints? Do you start your quilt with a border or work your way there after finishing the blocks?