Thursday, 15 February 2018

A Little Tip I Learnt This Week

I like using as many fabrics as I can in my projects and I love scrap quilts. Some time it works but I am not always happy with the results.

Here is one I am not so happy with, the heart blocks were given to me and I have added 4 patch and rail fence blocks. I am concerned that some of the fabrics are of the same value and there is low contrast.


You might be asking what this has to do with learning a little tip?   I have a piece of fabric I want to use as the background and I am unsure how it would look with the fabrics I am using.  After searching the web, visiting you tube and talking with others, one of the ladies in my craft group gave me a great tip.

If you are unsure of your background  fabric lay it on a table and place small squares of the other fabrics for the project on top of it.

You can see at a glance if your background fabric will work with the other fabrics you have chosen. I asked myself, do the fabrics stand out against the background and Is there enough contrast?    

I can see  the top right hand corner fabric is not a good choice, it does not standout and will leave dull uninteresting areas in the quilt.  I am glad I was told this tip it would be a great way to choose contrasting fabrics for scrap quilts.

Cheers Pauline


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