Tips & Lessons - Design & Color
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Design & Color
See how much color placement can affect the look of a quilt block or overall quilt design with twelve variations on the theme.
A photograph or computer image can be a wonderful color inspiration for our quilts. Learn how Jinny uses her computer to help her build a color "palette".
An interesting technique for creating a quilt design from a single block is something I call fragmenting. The concept is not new (the Lone Star design is a great example), but it is a fun way to develop new quilt designs.
A tessellation is a shape that interlocks to completely over a space. Jinny gives you a quick lesson on creating tessellations for quilts.
What happens when you let a fabric's design motifs override the boundaries of a patchwork shape? Jinny calls the technique soft-edge piecing and it makes for some really goregous blocks.
60° diamonds are extremely versatile and quilts made with them are great for hand piecing projects.