Going Scrappy with a Pattern
One of my favorite freelance jobs is with Annie’s Craft Catalog and Quilter’s World magazine. Each month I do a Facebook Live and talk about one of their pattern. I love putting my scrappy spin on things and it’s a great opportunity to be seen by their followers, who number in the hundreds of thousands.
For the July FB Live, I chose the Healing Quilt designed by Lyn Brown. It is perfect for demonstrating how you can take a pattern that’s shown in just a few fabrics and scrap it up into a happy party!
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Here are some of the color options I talk about in the video.
You can remove the color by using a smartphone or by using quilt design software such as EQ8 from The Electric Quilt Company. I used EQ8 but in the video you can see that I also used my phone to demonstrate how well that works, too.
This makes a striking design with just two values: light and dark. I am very tempted to make a two color version!
I love this yellow version but I don’t have a large piece of yellow for the background and border. I really love using what I already own, so I keep playing around.
I usually love red and teal together but this one didn’t trip my trigger. I wanted more POW!
I decided that the version above was okay except for the light gray centers. They needed to be beefed up.
I changed the centers to be dark and I now I like it a lot but I’m not finished playing yet.
I decided I wanted those pointy shapes to each be from one fabric. This means deliberate sewing but it’s easily done, which I show on the video. I’d planned to just make my blocks for the Live but I like it so much that I’m going to make the whole quilt. Stay tuned.
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