BitterSweet Bundle – Fractured Color

Today I wanted to share with you my third BitterSweet Bundle – for Contemporary Cloth – Fractured Time. This one is available for purchase and I am very excited about it. I began to realize just yesterday that my bundles are a little different than what most people out there in the quilting blogging community are putting together. I am not doing gradations of color, I am not sticking to any kind of theme or even any particular designer/manufacturer. I am trying to push the envelope and show you different combinations that you may have never thought of or considered before. With each bundle I create I like to start with a main focus fabric, in this case it is the Hay Wire Blue by Alexander Henry. As I started to pull colors and fabrics from it I discovered the Hay Wire Yellow also by Alexander Henry and realized that – Hello! It was the perfect compliment.

All of these fabrics are available separately for purchase at Contemporary Cloth AND they are also available as a bundle for your sewing enjoyment.  Now on my last bundle, Broken Time, there were a couple of questions like what would you do with such a different assortment of colors and prints. Well this time I designed a little mini-quilt/wall hanging for the bundle.

I’m calling this Checkered Stars – because it makes me think of a checkerboard but I also see stars in the design.  (Note: Keep in mind that EQ7 does change the scale of the print when you are doing mock-ups.)  Just a little something fun to help you visualize what this cool little bundle could do. If you like this…let me know and I can whip it up and do a tutorial.  You may be looking at this and saying to yourself “You didn’t use every fabric…” You would be right. When I buy a fat quarter bundle it is for 2 reasons – to build my stash and for specific projects. Half the time I split up the bundles I buy. I do have the oranges pulled into the mock up on a different image:

I think both work nicely and these are color combos you don’t see often but that do work well.

I hope you like thew new bundle, I would love to hear what you think of both the bundle and the new design. I am thinking of using it for a doll quilt I will be making for my Sewing Buddy’s daughter (we are doing a swap!).


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15 Responses to BitterSweet Bundle – Fractured Color

  1. Maria Kievit says:

    Love the bundles together as shown. Will make a nice little quilt.

  2. Ramona says:

    Very interesting fabric bundle. I am never that creative and always end up with something boring. 🙁
    Your quilt blocks look great! Both look good, but I’m partial to the orange accents. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Connie says:

    Beautiful bundles Melissa and great fabric choices!

  4. Snoodles says:

    Love how these fabrics play together…you are teaching me lots of good stuff here! LOL

  5. Susan says:

    Love this combination, and the bird fabric added in is just spice for the mix! I think with the oranges, I want orange somewhere else, too, maybe next to the center square in each block? Or maybe the other orange that’s more brown? I love the design, and the fabrics! Thanks for broadening my mind. =)

  6. Mary C says:

    Love this and would enjoy a tutorial. I think this is a perfect way to use some of those fat quarters I have in my stash. Thank you!

  7. Jessica says:

    A fun different twist. I really like the second example shown

  8. Lisa says:

    Love this bundle!!!

  9. Gene Black says:

    Personally I like a little unexpected pop in a bundle. Too often commercial bundles tend toward bland rather than exciting.

  10. Sandra Timmons says:

    I keep going back and forth and have decided that the color combo for the first Checkered Stars gets my vote. I am totally inspired by you and would like to take you on on your tutorial. Thank you so much.

    Sandi T.

  11. Beth says:

    Love this combo!

  12. fran card says:

    especially love the haywire fabrics. they go so well with solids and the hand dyes that i enjoy dyeing.

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