I love the idea of makin... Today, I'm excited to share with you a paper piecing tutorial for the fabulous Pineapple Block! This quilt relies heavily on the use of value as each block is constructed using light, medium, and dark 60-degree diamonds. The high contrast between the green and purple batiks makes the blocks appear to be rectangular, even though they are actually square. Choosing Fabrics for Scrappy Quilts. Creating a good visual story with scraps is a great challenge for me. Depending on where the print lands in each square, you’d get different values from square to square. Think about choosing fabric for you next scrap quilt based on color, designer or theme. In Color Play, from Easy Scrap Quilts Fall 2011, the black and cream prints act as a background and each print was used in the same position in each block. We pulled fat quarters off the shelves of a local quilt shop just based on the colors of the focus fabric. For continuity, I selected two cream prints and one light-blue print and used them in all of the blocks. Reply. As you probably already know, I love scrappy quilts. Have fun with it and enjoy the process. For Batik Magic, from Love of Quilting May/June 2011, I combined green and purple batiks. Let's go make some scrap quilts! I used light cream prints, beige prints, and medium to dark tan prints. Ok... That was so much help and thank you for the pictures!! There are so many different quilts you can make with scraps, all of them beautiful. SCALE . I recently posted this photo on Instagram of a fabric pull I did for a scrappy, new quilt pattern I'm designing. Or Twirl.. Just not an obvious choice. Using one background print unifies the design and allows the colors to shine. For Patriotic Stars, from Love of Quilting November/December 2013, my starting point was the red, white and blue print in the border. Thank you for the tips on choosing colors. to choose from. Repeat, choosing different values, prints, and scales in each color. This quilt I made for my brother is made of a variety of low volume fabrics (lights) with bits of my favorite Echino leftovers. For this recipe, use fabrics from three or four different color palettes. I chose 5 of my favorite scrappy patterns to help you decide what to sew this September. I dug out all my blue, purple and black scraps for this quilt. Choosing the fabric for a quilt project is often a sticking point for many quilters, ... but am unsure what to mix with the fall colors to make the quilt pop. I pay close attention to what I like or don’t like about I’m seeing. I love scrappy happy vintage quilts.. by Julie Baird. Meaning its a smaller design and would be consistent in color/value from square to square. And last but not least I have some greys, neutrals and low volume prints. Monday I was on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan and she asked me about how I choose colors for scrappy quilts! Golden Harvest, from Scrap Quilts Fall 2012, is very scrappy, so I needed a recipe to keep track of all the different fabrics. Selecting Fabrics for Scrap Quilts: Pink and White - YouTube When choosing fabrics, I needed to pay close attention to value or the design would be lost. If you work with smaller sized pieces (my rule is 5″ and smaller), smaller prints will be more successful in scrappy quilts. To make sense of all the tone-on-tone prints, I divided them into warm and cool colors. The overall effect is a quilt with a lot of dimension. Grab all your red and green scraps for a Christmas quilt, your orange, blacks and purples for a Halloween quilt, and your reds and pinks for a Valentine's Day quilt. As you can see (above), I wanted to use reds, blues and greens, with a. Geometrics, text and dots are some of my favorite "go-to" prints. Instead, choose fabrics or colors for one quilt block at a time. Thank you so very much for sharing this!!! Choosing Fabric for Scrappy Quilts. This beautiful batik is an explosion of color, so I used it in the blocks as well as the border. This scrappy nine-patch quilt from Becky Etal accomplishes the same harmonizing effect with a mauve background fabric. You always have the nicest fabrics.