Basic Brights 1 and 2

I don’t do brights. Especially red, blue, yellow, green and orange. But I guess there are some people out there who might like them, and I should have a go.

I selected blocks from the Electric Quilt block library, the brightest fabrics I could find, and set them on point.

This will be a short series, because I decided after a short time that I wanted to use some custom settings, but decided that the first few designs were worth showing. Even if I don’t do brights, I like them! Hope someone else likes them too!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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14 Responses to Basic Brights 1 and 2

  1. Darlene S says:

    Judy, I love this first one. When I get more of my UFO’s done, I’d consider doing a small one like this. Keep up the good work and let’s see some more of the brights too. It gets you out of your comfort zone but motivates those of us who thrive on bright, happy colors. Dar


    • Darlene,

      Glad you enjoy the brights …… They are fun, but I have avoided them in real life because we have usually lived in small, sometimes dark, houses, and they are a bit in your face close up everyday!

      Judy B


  2. Donna says:

    I agree with your comments regarding bright colors to a point. I use some bright colors for kids quilts. When you put applique on a black background it does some wonderful things that a pale background cannot. It is worth experimenting. I like the setting of quilt 2.


    • Donna,

      Brights are perfect for kids!

      I more often use dark rather than black in real life, such as deep purple or green, but love the way even a little bit of black makes things jump into life!

      One thing I have found with virtual quilts is that black needs larger pieces of brights to make them show up. Too small and they are totally overpwoererd, which is prbably a good lesson in real quilts too!

      Judy B


  3. marta says:

    Hola llamó mi atencion que usaras colores brillantes, están preciosos ambos diseños. Me encanta el colorido en cuanto a llevarlo a la practica lo pensaria porque los apliques me cuestan muchisimo, pero estan bonitos.


    • Hello caught my attention that you will use bright colors, are beautiful both designs. I love the colors as to carry it out because the wall would think it cost me a lot, but they are beautiful.


      The colours certainly draw attention! Glad you like the designs.

      Los colores sin duda llamar la atencin! Me alegro de que, como los diseos.

      Judy B


  4. paddysdaughter says:

    First thing I thought of, before I read your post, was “this doesn’t look like Judy”! Now I can see I was right! Me too – don’t do bright, but do love colours.


    • Sue,

      Nice to be able to surprise everyone sometimes! As I replied elsewhere brights are too much in your face in small houses. I think I also grew out of them in the seventies!

      Judy B


  5. Glynis says:

    I really like them .. and the colours as well lol! Nice work Judy.


  6. gina says:

    Love them and just my colour scheme

    love and hugs Gina xxx


  7. Beth Patrick says:

    catching up on my reading and what do I find but Judy is out of the box!!
    Good for you for working with these colors – love the designs!
    Beth in Dallas


    • Beth,

      This is a fun way of spending some time out of the box before someone locks me away again!

      I think the designs would work with a light background too …. might try soem one day to check!

      Judy B


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