Color Contrasts Make a Stunning Quilt

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Expand Your Fabric Selection Skills with This Quilt!

We love the colors in this beautiful quilt. They remind us of the hues often seen in the sky at sunset. The contrast between warm and cool colors is simply stunning.

Midsummer Solstice Quilt

The quilt also evokes the warmth of high summer, contrasting with the relative cool of shady places. It’s just the project to work on during cool weather months.

We would not normally think to put these fabrics together, as some of the colors seem to clash a bit, at least to us. The designer obviously has a better eye than we do because they combine beautifully in the finished quilt.

Selecting fabrics will be a good exercise in color theory and help you to further develop your color sense. Your future quilts will benefit from what you learn with this one.

The quilt, by designer, Carl Hentsch, incorporates parallelograms and trapezoids, making the design intriguingly unique. That makes the piecing a bit more challenging, but not overly difficult. This quilt is well worth the extra time it might take.

The finished bed-sized quilt is 96″ x 96″.

Click here to purchase the “Midsummer Solstice” quilt pattern.


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