Have you decided what color your Color Shift will be? Working toward a gradient fabric selection might seem daunting, but it’s all in the first steps. Making that first decision is usually a gut reaction, and fairly quick. My intuition says: BLUE and then it’s much easier for me to make the remaining decisions. Try not to overthink the first decision, first consider who you are making it for, or where you want to use the quilt, and then get started.
Gradient Fabric Selection
When selecting fabric for a gradient quilt, I like to suggest that you shop in person when possible. It can be difficult to see the undertones of the colors in a digital setting so shopping in person helps! In my video you’ll see my own fabric selection journey, and tips for where to begin, and understanding the undertones in your fabric selections.
The pattern includes four sizes, and to make it different sizes doesn’t mean more blocks! I’ve scaled the blocks so that you have the same visual impact no matter what size you decide to make. Baby, throw, twin, and king sizes are all included and easy to make.
ou can start the quilt-along anytime, I will send you information about getting started and where to find all the video instruction that you will need to begin.RSVP to the Color Shift Quilt Along
In the videos, I plan to share the fabric selection process, simple cutting and piecing strategies that any quilter can use, and quilting plans.
It’s really a fun pattern to sew up and I hope that you’ll join me!
One thought on “Color Shift Quilt Along: Gradient Fabric Selection”
This quilt-a-long has re-ignited my love of quilting. I can’t believe how inspired I am again. I believe that this modern pattern is so perfect. Going back to the quilt store, touching fabric, seeing all the possibilities of gradient color combinations and interacting (from a distance/mask on) with the oh so helpful quilt store staff brought me back “to the old days”.
Your pattern is very clear and detailed. Additionally, I used your “Quilt Planner” and printed out the Cutting Instruction page and wrote the instructions from the pattern to that page to define every color used. That form kept me so organized with the colors and exactly how many of what to cut. Even stepping away, it made it so easy to pick up where I stopped. Thank you so much for your energy, inspiration and all that you share with us.