Saturday, June 11, 2011

Color Brick Quilt

So I decided to make a patchwork quilt. I'll be using this tutorial from Stitched in Color (I just spent two days reading her blog. I'm sick, so I didn't have the energy to actually make something of my own.) I pulled out this group of fat quarters that I liked so much I bought twice.
I have two fat quarters of the green, the green floral, and the pink floral. The second batch did not come with the bottom left piece. I don't know if it fell out or what. The middle color I used in this dress, so I only have eight fat quarters and the pattern calls for ten. I dove into my stash and grabbed these.
The yellow has gold in it, and I originally envisioned it as some beautiful bias tape. The grey has green and grey, and since I had thought of using grey as my solid I don't know if I want to use it.
The large print pink fabric has a few ocean scenes in it, which helps to tie in the grey/green a bit.

So readers: Do I use the yellow and the grey/green? Should I use the doubles of the colors or get different ones?


  1. All of those fabrics are good choices that go well together. The doubles probably would be okay, but might be overwhelming depending on how you lay out the pattern. Maybe add a pale blue fabric (similar to the sky in the pink print) to balance the greens a bit?? And maybe backing in a more golden tone (as opposed to grey)?? Hard to say without seeing it in person.

  2. Hi there! Thanks for linking to my blog. So glad it's cheering you up when you aren't feeling well. I would reconsider using both of the doubles because for me that would be a lot of green in a very simple quilt (I love simple!). I love lots of color, so I like the idea of adding in more prints. But that's just me. Have fun!


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