Last weekend in the Studio Mary shared a quilt with us she’d been working on. I wanted to share it with you. I thought it was such a great little lesson on fabric choice.
So if we evaluate the quilt, it’s primarily monocramatic. Mainly red (I love red).
What does it take to make an interesting monocromatic quilt? VARIETY! Variety in the shade of color and just as importantly, variety in texture. The type and size of the print.
Take a look at the fabric choices ~
From lights to darks, small and medium prints. This makes a simple quilt very interesting.
Another thing Mary likes to include in her quilts is stripes. The black and white stripes as sashing also jazz up this simple quilt. Mary collects stripes. There’s really not a lot out there so she picks them up when she see’s them. This girl’s going to start collecting stripes!! I’ve always liked using them for an inner border or binding but Mary’s shown me they’re great for so much more. I love learning from my students.
Do you see the other little accents? The cornerstones are assorted jewel toned squares. I never would have thought of that. It’s fantastic! I wish you could see the quilt in person. Those little cornerstones absolutely twinkle in the quilt.
I also like the scrappy border. It just fits the quilt.
This quilt is a great example that a quilt doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult to be FABULOUS!
Heres to inspiration!
Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Terri