Week One of the Front Porch Quilt Along is all about picking your fabric. I’m diving into what fabrics I am using, what I used for my first quilt, and how you can create a Front Porch quilt you’ll love.
USING SCRAPS – Inside the pattern I share how many pieces and what sizes you need if you want to make a scrappy quilt. * PLEASE DO NOT SHARE SIZES OF CUT FABRIC ON POSTS. THIS IS COPYRIGHTED INFORMATION.
Picking your low volume fabrics is so much fun! When I made my ‘Front Porch’ quilt, I started with very little color and little contrast for my low volume fabrics.
The more I made blocks and cut fabric, however, I got a little more adventurous. I started adding more bold colors and designs, yet still keeping the fabric low volume. Here are some photo examples of different low volume fabrics.
What IS Low Volume fabric? I like to think of it as fabric that if you squint your eyes, it could appear one color.
However, you will notice some of my ‘low volume’ fabrics get further from that definition. I walked a fine line between low volume and NOT low volume, but in the end, I loved how that turned out.
Post a photo of your fabric pull on Instagram. One of the best parts of a Quilt Along is seeing what other people are making.
To post your photo:
I knew when I made my ‘Front Porch’ quilt that I wanted to have darker colors at the top left, lighter colors in the middle, and then darker colors again at the bottom right.
I wanted to create a look that drew the eye from top left to top right, and I wanted the colors to feel even. I didn’t want it to feel too heavy with dark colors at the top or bottom of the quilt.
You can use this same method when choosing and placing your colors. Or you can go totally random, ombre, gradient, whatever you want to try.
I recommend printing off the coloring sheet and trying out your color placement before you commit to sewing. Get the coloring sheet above.
See the photo below? I circled where I placed the darker colors to feel even.
I went from purples in the top left to more mellow, light, pink and orange in the middle, to brown at the bottom right.
Next Monday, October 4th, I will select one winner from those who post a photo of their fabric pull.
The winner will get THREE FREE MONTHS to the QUILTERS CANDY MEMBERSHIP. Get brand new patterns from top designers in the membership and join a community of hundreds of quilters from around the world!
Already a member? Awesome! You’ll be reimbursed for the next 3 months of your membership.
Congratulations to Ashlee Knight of @willowoakdesign – you are the winner of week one for the QAL!
I will get in touch and get your Fat Quarter bundle of Kismet sent your way.
Here is the photo Ashlee posted to enter to win:
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