Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This volume gives formulas for working out how much fabric you need for your design - something a lot of quilters struggle with. I'd recommend this book to both beginners and accomplished quilters. Harriet and Carrie have a blog, which connects you with others working on the projects in the book.
Here's a tip from page 72 about choosing fabrics for a quilt- which would be good to hear thoughts on.
"Choose the darker fabrics first and the lighter fabrics last.
Medium and dark fabrics are easier to select. There are also more of them available than there are lights."
It makes me wonder - "Why is that?" I usually have one fabric that inspires me, then I select the rest around it. I must watch to see if I choose the dark and medium before the lights. I probably have fewer lights in my stash. Why do we choose darks and mediums first?