Yes, random or organized? That is the question. I caved to my quilt starting cravings and began a quilt that is featured in this Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial, called Falling Charms. It is also in the magazine Quilting Quickly under the name Falling in Love. In both cases, Jenny Doan used muted colors charm packs. Also, the one in the magazine is a king sized quilt and I am only making a throw, but I digress.
I am using the line Cold Spring Dreams which contains a lavender and orange (although the designer calls it yellow) colorway and a blue and pink colorway. If you click on the link, you can see exactly what I mean.
I have made two charm packs worth of the blocks using the whole charm packs which means both colorways. I’m not sure how I like the two colorways together in one quilt. Here are some of the blocks I’ve made.
Here is a picture from the magazine of the whole quilt (I may not put a border on this one) followed by the advertisement that I originally saw in a magazine that convinced me I had to have this fabric.
- Do I use both colorways in the same quilt? (I have enough fabric to make one that is just one colorway or the other.)
- Do I group the colors together in any way if I decide to keep both colorways or just sort of random them. (Like my new verb?)
Input please! (It sucks that I can’t just go down to the basement and stand in front of the design wall for as long as I want right now. Stupid ankle.)