One of the problems with quilting is needing to find matching fabrics for borders, binding, or the back. The easy route is to use all fabrics from a fabric collection (like I did for the quilt I made for my niece), but sometimes you need a solid (colour or white) to match for a particular pattern or an extra few bits to add more colour to a fabric collection. If I could find a list of what fabrics (solids and such) matched the collections I was using, I’d gladly be lazy and just buy what I need online, but one can never be sure and I’d rather pick such things by hand. So, I need samples when I head out to the fabric store. I started cutting some swatches to carry around with me in my wallet, but it occurred to me that it might be neater, easier, and more fun to have a small notebook to put swatches of pieces I’m working on, have planned, or already did. I do have a few projects that won’t make it in the book because I don’t have fabric to spare (I’m using charm packs and need every square inch to make my planned patterns work).
Here are a few pages: