What do you think (and questions I'm asking myself):
Can a two-color scrappy quilt be too scrappy?
Can too many fabrics interrupt the pattern in a 2-color scrappy quilt? I have a dozen or so more reds and greens.
Do I need to be more careful about fabric value, either within each block or throughout the whole quilt?
Is there a limit to the variety of fabrics that will carry the pattern? Do too many fabrics get in the way of the pattern? Or do too few fabrics not work for a scrappy quilt?
Is it better to make each block with only 2 fabrics and then put the blocks together?
I'm thinking of this as a leaders/enders quilt but before cutting scraps to size I thought I should take a few photos, make a collage, then see what I think. Now that I've done that, I'm not sure what I think.
I know that if the colors have to be too controlled, I probably won't follow through and it will be very scrappy. But I'm willing to work at a little control - a specific green (or red) fabric for the diagonal squares through each block or through several blocks; or a specific red (or green) fabric for the triangles in a block or through several blocks.
I know I'll get bored if I can use only two fabrics on a two-color quilt. I've tried it before and the quilt still sits, unfinished.
Hmmmm. So many considerations. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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