As a quilter, I also knew that I needed a good strong stripe fabric that would include all of the colors. Why is this necessary? For bindings of course! But this stripe is also small enough scale (1/4 inch) to play really well in the patchwork, as a sashing, an inner border or even pieced into other designs.
Once I had this color palette that made me ridiculously happy, I was able to start doodling my other designs. Stay tuned for my thoughts on those soon!