I had several people ask if my pattern 'Never Enough Chocolate' can be done scrappy
Well yes it can!
There are many 5" squares and 2.5" squares
So if you have left over charm squares. Leftover jelly roll strips. Or have been cutting scraps to these 2 sizes you are ready to roll! You will need an alternate fabric to set each block, I'd suggest one fabric if possible.. but scrappy that too if you are in the mood. The outside triangles are a bit bigger, but I bet you have some LARGE scraps.. right?
Take some large squares and small square.. lay them out like the photos
I'm in LOVE with those circles... IN LOVE.. red.. circles.. yes please!
Lay out a few more to see how your scraps are doing.
I am using reds for the hanging diamonds, and darks for the big triangles.
But you could make the little ones more scrappy!
Why not .. right?
What if I wanted all lighter fabrics?
Let's see how this flows
the alternate block
These yellow fabrics are so happy!
And all together now!
Auditioning REALLY helps you figure out what you want to do before you sew it all together.
I'm using a very pale gray Bella solid as the alternate. You could use white, cream or how about black?
This is the first of my patterns I'm making available for INSTANT Digital Purchasing.. woohoo! I've been wanting to do this for a long time. What's better than wanting to start and being able to just click, buy and print!
Click the photo above OR CLICK HERE to go to my new Digital Store, where I have a LOT Of photos!
For this aqua fabric I selected sevearl threads to try. Pulling a single strand out I set all the spools to take a look at them. I like seeing several threads at once to decide which direction I want to take this for either applique or quilting.
Left to Right
One of my 'Go To' shades from my "Perfect Box of Neutrals" collection
A contrasting Navy
A slightly darker Teal
and a perfect match aqua
One thing I like to share is using Go To Colors so you can slowly build up your thread collection. Use a range of Gray on cool tone fabrics. Like this sample. The Gray on the left and the Aqua on the right area almost the same in this photo, so you can see how using those go to colors is effective.
And a range of brown to tan for warm fabrics. It is amazing how well these Go To colors work.
Which Thread color would you go with?
This is my Perfect Box of Neutrals kit with Aurifl. Let's look under the hood!
All the shades.. these blenders do the job for you and are wonderful for piecing, machine quilting and machine applique.
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