Choosing your Fabric:
This simple queen-sized quilt pattern is ultimately a large center block with a series of 4 borders around the edges for framing.
For the center of your quilt, choose a large scale print or a “cheater” print. Cheater prints are prints that already look like a pieced quilt. This will give the look of a more complicated quilt without all the work. If you don’t choose a cheater print, then you’ll want to use a print with a fairly large scale…meaning the pattern or picture on it is fairly large. One advantage of using a cheater print is that it’s pretty easy to hide the one seam we’re going to have to make through the middle of it.
Choose fabrics for your borders that both coordinate and contrast with your main fabric. My husband’s aunt chose the fabrics for this quilt and asked me to sew it up for his cousin. All of the fabrics came from the same fabric collection, so they coordinated well. In this case, I felt they coordinated just a bit too well, so I added in some solid pink which matched the flowers, but also contrasted enough to break up the coordinating fabrics to keep the quilt from looking too busy.
Choosing fabrics from the same fabric line and adding in a couple solids or near solid “blenders” is a great way to choose your fabrics.