Friday, February 6, 2015

5 Fabric Quilts -- A Great Technique!

Quilters love techniques that, though simple, produce stunning results.

Recently I discovered this book at my local library.

The title alone is intriguing.  Only 5 fabrics?  And the quilt won't be boring? This merited looking into. 

The book reveals Kathy Brown's easy, yet foolproof way to make interesting quilts using only 5 fabrics. 

After observing and assisting many women trying to choose fabrics, Kathy was led to the conclusion, that choosing more than 5 coordinating fabrics becomes overwhelming for most people.

Her method of using just 5 fabrics in one quilt, eliminates the need to choose many fabrics for one quilt. (She does at times use an additional fabric for sashing etc.)
 Take a look at some of the quilts she has designed using just 5 fabrics.  

                                                            Terrific aren't they!

Here is the first quilt top I pieced from one pattern in this book.  I made mine slightly bigger by adding one more row to the length.  I love it.  Fun, Retro, Upbeat!

I have a second quilt top on the go from Kathy's book.  Different pattern this time.  Can't wait to see how it looks finished!

By the time one makes a couple of quilts from this book, you begin to understand how you could use this technique to design your own 5 fabric quilts.

So, pick up this book from your library or elsewhere and discover another great quilting technique! You will have beautiful, complex looking quilts done in no time flat!

Note: Kathy has a follow up book out entitled More Take 5 Quilts which you will enjoy also.

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