Sunrise Sherbet Fabric Pull

Improv Palette

I am making slow and steady progress on Congruence, but when I only had a few minutes one afternoon last week, I let myself have a bit of play time to create a fabric pull for my next project.



The bottom shelf of my stash has solids that I have in large enough yardages to use for quilt backings. This particular stack with the pink, salmon, and yellows has really been calling my name and asking me to make something. I don’t want to cut from this large yardage that I’m saving for quilt backings, though.

A stack of solid fabric in yellows, salmons, and pinks

Sunrise Sherbet Fabric Pull

So I went through my stash to find near matches of the colors in lesser yardages. I pulled two salmon colors from the 1 yard cuts of every Kona Cotton that I received last year, but all of the rest of these solids (which vary between Cotton Couture to Kona Cotton to FreeSpirit Designer Solids) came from my stash (scrap??) bins.

A comparison of the two stacks of solid fabrics in yellows, salmons and pinks: the fabric pull on the left and the inspiration stack on the right

Sunrise Sherbet Fabric Pull

I’m happy with the fabric pull, which I’ve named Sunrise Sherbet, and I’m also happy to set these on my shelf to wait to be cut into once I finish Convergence. Since I plan to make an improv quilt with this fabric pull, setting them aside gives me time to come up with the “rules” I want to use for the improv piecing. Skinny inset strips seem to be calling to me the most right now, but we’ll see what actually happens when I start cutting and sewing.

13 thoughts on “Improv Palette

  1. Sunrise Sherbet is a pretty fabric pull. I look forward to seeing what you make with it

  2. Should be a perfect spring/summer project.

  3. Vicki in MN says:

    Such an appropriate color scheme for summer, can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  4. Patty says:

    Pretty palette.

  5. That is a fun pull, and I look forward to seeing those skinny inset strips!

  6. Barbara Beernink says:

    I’m just wondering what other “rules” might be used for improv pieces. Just beginning to delve into improv but some rough guidelines are helpful. Thank you!!!

  7. Gorgeous – reminds me of a dish of rainbow sherbet. Yum!

  8. aquilterstable says:

    Fun palette worth looking forward to sewing with!

  9. What a delicious sherbert pack of fabric you have to play with. Gathering is a nice first step. It will be fun to see what you add in as “rules” for your improv play. I do like the idea of the skinny inset strips as a starting point.

  10. Stacey Rothchild says:

    Such a great, sunny and happy range of colors. I tend to always gravitate towards the same families of colors so I am looking forward to doing the Kona monthly club this fall (the pictures in your old posts inspired me to set aside the money to join). That way I can stare at some other color families and venture outside my comfort zone. Love the ones you chose and can’t wait to see what you do with them. Just starting to venture into improv so I am excited to hear about your rules and how you progress.

  11. Danice G says:

    Really pretty fabric pull, and nice name for it. Your quilt will be awesome, I am sure.

  12. Sunrise Sherbert is a beautiful fabric pull!!!

  13. I look forward to seeing what you make with Sunrise Sherbert!

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