I'm sure some of you will recognise what I was planning to do with these, years ago. Yep, the 'Penny Patch' quilt using an excellent tutorial by Rachel @stitchedincolor, inspired by that vintage quilt. I remember loving Rachel's "colour recipe" for a low-volume quilt with two main colours of aqua/teal with soft tangerine orange and one pop of coral red colour.
Saturday, 1 May 2021
on the design wall...TWICE
- original vintage inspiration
To my mind, a scrappy quilt can either be one made from actual scraps or one that’s made with lots of different fabrics to give that scrappy look. And look what I found today... all stuffed into a brown paper bag... lots of different fabrics all cut out in squares and little four patches, all looking sew scrapalicious! Lots of colour & pattern play just waiting to be stitched up.
Jolene from blue elephant stitches has also made her 'double four patch' version of this too, "it's a simple pattern that is almost no fail". I love how she plays with value and has a wonderful scrappy vibe happening at the same time.
And, Hydeeann from splishsplashstash has a thoughtful post about fabric selection and placement of fabrics in Rachel's wonderful pattern.