Part 5 in the Beginning Quilting Series
This is the quilt as I laid it out a couple of weeks ago. And I didn’t like it. At least not as much as I thought I would. It felt too bland.
So I added some red squares and I like it a whole lot more now. Quilts need a ‘zinger fabric’ to make them interesting – a fabric or two that’s a little brighter than the rest – that kind of pops out of the quilt. Sometimes zinger fabrics totally clash – and that’s what makes them so awesome. Balance is important too. Notice how the red is spaced throughout the quilt.
So if your quilt feels flat or boring, try a ‘zinger fabric’ to give it some spunk. Has this worked for anyone else? Feel free to link to examples!
Originally posted at Make and Takes