About a year ago, I was looking at hand dyed fabric for some reason. I came across this one random bundle on Etsy. It was being cleared out by a vintage/supplies shop, and had no connection to the person who had originally dyed the fabric. It was a large bundle of smallish pieces (around a 1/4 yard at the largest) in all these shades of green and blue, with a bit of that pink thrown in.
SO not my colors, really, but I was drawn to it, and it was a great price so I snapped it up. Once this bundle arrived, I just fell in love with the soft depth of the colors. They are not 'marbled' purposely, but just have the slightly aged, not-quite-solid colored look.
They sat on my shelf for a long time, because 'what to make with them?' It just didn't work to pair them with other fabrics, so in the end, I just decided to use them all together in one quilt, adding nothing.
I used them all up, except for a couple little strips left at the end. The final verdict is that although these are not colors that I'd normally work with (especially those pinks mixed with the blue and green), I still really love it, because of the look of the hand dyed fabrics.
I used Kaffe Fasset Shot Cottons on the back and binding, because their look is the most similar that I could find to this softer washed look. I did dense straight line quilting, but again the Shot Cotton on the back seems to have kept this quilt soft and drapey.