Create a Striking quilt from Scraps of Any Color

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Organize Them in Two Value Ranges to Create the Design!

One simple block and careful value placements create a striking quilt. It’s a great project for scraps and a wonderful example of how value can be more important than color in a quilt design.

The quilt is basically broken into two values: dark and light. While there’s some variation within each of those values, overall there’s enough contrast, regardless of color, to clearly designate the lighter chain against a dark field.

Penny Patch (ish) Quilt Instructions

A wide variety of colors within each value creates interest and helps move the eye around the quilt.

The designer, Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches, made a few blocks at a time and placed them together on her design wall. That allowed her to evaluate both value and color contrasts and adjust as needed while she built the quilt.

Learn more about how the quilt was made at the following link.

Click here for the “Penny Patch (ish) Quilt” article.

Instructions for the block Jolene used can be found at the following link at Stitched in Color.

Click here for the free “4-Penny Patch” quilt block tutorial.

Create as many of the 6″ blocks (finished size) as you need to produce a quilt of the size you want.


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