As promised yesterday, here is a picture of my little quilt I bought for $10 at an antique sale. The guy had been using it for wrapping around furniture! I had to rescue it. I like to do that. When I find a quilt that seems ugly to a lot of people, I see the beauty and charm. I have several to share with you in the future...Sort of like cats, I would take all the stray ones in if I could. Do you see how this fun lady used blue as her focus color, but injected some green, purple and even a little black and red...all the same family, but the quilt "reads" as blue. The "surprise" on this quilt was a block done with brown and white check! This gal followed all the rules... Click on the pic for a larger view!
Quilting Tip of the Day
(back Ways to Choose and Use Scraps-Quiltmaker 9-10/01
To stay a bit in control of your scrap quilt:
- Consider your flamboyancy quotient. You may prefer to keep your color choices controlled.
- Restrain your use of scraps by using a common color scheme thruout an entire quilt.
- Limiting the colors in a quilt doesn't mean you have to limit the number of fabrics you use: a red and white quilt could have 100 red prints and 100 white prints.
- Use a common background to unify a myriad of prints.
- Calm scrappy blocks by using a simple setting.
- Or add a large dose of a neutral color.
- Choose a variety of colors for the blocks, keeping consistent value placement to determine design structure (which sounds like something you would have learned in design class, which I know nothing about).