Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Need to decide what pattern to use for a two tone..

  1. #1
    Diamonds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    658
    I went shopping yesterday and found some gorgeous material.. I think it would make a great two tone quilt.. I need to decide what pattern to use.. Any ideas?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Super Member Quilting Aggi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Newfoundland, Canada
    Posts
    2,609
    oooooooooh what gorgeous shades!!!!!!!

    There are so many beautiful 2 fabric blocks out there!!! I'll put my thinking cap on

  3. #3
    Steve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    707
    I've learned this lesson fast: it depends on how big of project are you planning? An appropriate block needs to fit both scale and design wise. You don't want a block to get lost or overwhelm a quilt and true the two tones are of major consideration either way, but first things first. You can always scale a pattern to fit, but some are naturally inclined to a particular size. I mean you donít want to make a triple Irish and miss the pattern making a tiny quilt. You might also want something graphically strong since you are working with only two colors.

    I'm fairly new at this so I might be totally off on the observation.

  4. #4
    Diamonds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    658
    I do want something graphically strong... Most of my quilts are king/queen size... However I am thinking more along the lines of couch throw size.. About 50x70...

  5. #5
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,961
    Those fabrics are wonderful. Let us know what you decide.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    169
    I like colorful quilts with lots of contrast, so I will be waiting to hear what you decide, as well as soaking up others' suggestions for my own future reference.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    56
    HI Diamonds! What beautiful fabrics. Would you maybe consider throwing a soft cream fabric? Either way, with just two (or three) colors, your design load will have to be carried by the intricacy of the block rather than a mass of color.

    A larger sized block which allows for a variety of components (large and small) would be the direction I'd go..with maybe a sashing thrown in and a wide border of one color (which would give you a chance to show off some fancy quilting patterns!!) good luck, and be sure to keep us posted.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.