Quick Answer: How many colors should you have in a quilt?

How many colors should a quilt be?

A traditional quilt color scheme depends less on color than value. It is traditional to choose three colors for quilting: one that is dominant, one that is subordinate, and one as an accent. The dominant and subordinate colors play off each other, and the accent provides a pop.

How many different fabrics should you use in a quilt?

A minimum of 12 fat quarters would comfortably make a lap size quilt with fabric to spare and I find at least 12 different prints will provide sufficient variety. Additional fabric will be required for sashing and borders, especially if you want these to be solids or all the same fabric.

How do I know what colors look good together?

Match complementary colors.

Colors opposite on the wheel are complementary colors. When you place them next to each other, they help each other stand out and the combination looks appealing. Complementary colors of the same brightness and hue will always work well together.

What is color value quilting?

Value is the lightness or darkness of a color, and when used well, can create depth, emphasis, and add a lot of interest. If our entire quilt is made up of one value, likely that top looks boring or the design is completely muddled.

What colors go with pink in a quilt?

Basic hues:

Black, silver, gold, grey, navy – those colors will make a light pink look more classy and elegant.

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