Not sure

I’m not sure about this one. I’ve made several quilts from this book of patterns (Successful scrap quilts from simple rectangles by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe.) I love that the patterns in the book all use the same size pieces so it’s really easy to cut scraps as you go and pick the pattern after you have enough.

But this one is not coming out as expected. I had put aside all my floral and bright pieces like I do for crumb blocks and I thought they would play well. I’ve made a quilt from 30’s fabric from this book and I thought it was going to come out similar to this. But it’s not. The white doesn’t pop as much as I expected and the colors are more uneven than I expected.

What I hadn’t taken into consideration was that while 30’s fabrics are bright and pastel, they are really all mid-tones that stand out against the white. But mixing the lights and the mids (and even some darks) I’ve got a totally different mix going on.

Rectangle lights

The photo is of a 36″x36″ chunk. And the longer it lies on the living room floor the more it grows on me. I was going to make it as a charity quilt, but I think it’s going to do better with more rather than less. It’s headed for a twin/full-size.



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