Welcome Quilty Friends to Week 1 of the Renew Quilt Along!
I am delighted you are here. Each week we will work a bit more on our quilt so that together we finish strong. These videos dive a bit deeper into techniques like using a rotary cutter so that any of my new quilters joining will pick up more tips and tricks. This week we will be talking about fabrics and what works best.
Click here to find your fabrics for your Renew Quilt - or visit your favorite little fabric shop and show them some love!
Throughout the Quilt Along, use #renewquilt and #jitterywings so I can find your work.
Here we go...
Tips for This Week
- Think dark to light or light to dark when moving color from the center block to the background.
- Take a picture on your camera and turn it to black and white/mono to check the value of the color. If in black and white they all look like the "same" color, then you need a bit more contrast. I would shoot for at least 3 shades in mono view, so a light, medium, and dark. This is NOT required, but food for thought.
- If you are a large print lover, consider placing them in the block itself and not the background. Because the pieces are super small in some places and large in others it your print may get lost visually.
- The center square could be a great place to fussy cut if you feel up for a challenge.
- Scrappy is in! You can totally scrappy piece this entire quilt. Check the pattern for measurements of pieces.
- Go look at #renewquilt on IG for the testers quilts to see what they did and snag some ideas and inspiration.
- Download the coloring sheet to plan out your colors.
These mock ups include fabrics in the shop now and others on the way. I have built some bundles to start your journey. Since the amount needed for each fabric varies, instead of created specific bundles, the kits will show you options or rather, ideas. That way you can enjoy the fun of deciding which fabric will go where in your own quilt and order exactly what you need.
Click here and then search the "Pattern Kits" to see them all.