12P Collection 3, 4

I find that when I start a new project I tend to use muted colours, a minimum number of fabrics, and concentrate on getting the contrast in the right places for the design to work. Working with pretty or bright fabrics the colours get in the way of getting the block designs done, and my focus is usually on getting a collection of blocks which work together.

If I decide to actually make the design I then go looking for the fabrics which will suit the room the quilt is intended for, the favourite colours of the recipient, or simply go to my stash or a favourite quilt shop to see what is available.

I don’t see myself using these blocks anytime in the near future, but what colours would you use for these designs?

You would need a background colour, a dark, or maybe two similar colour dark fabrics, a medium, and a couple of lights. I have only used one light in the designs so far, but there are some places in later blocks which require two lights.


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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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2 Responses to 12P Collection 3, 4

  1. cindythequilter says:

    I like the combo of tans and teals


    • Cindy,

      I like the combination in these more every time I look at them … would be a suitable combination for many males of my acquaintance, unless they barrack for a particular footy team!

      Tan and teal is interesting … sea and sand. Most of the beaches near here have white sand, but it looks more tan in deep shade, and in parts of the shallow water.

      Judy B



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