Today we are going to talk about the details of fabric selection for the Penny Quilt Pattern - prints, solids, scale, value, etc. and getting a good balance for your quilt. I'm going to work through some potential questions that you might have and give you some examples of what I think will work best for the pattern.
Just a reminder - there is no quilting police and I do not believe in quilting rules. I am giving you some guidelines here, but you have got to make the quilt that you want to make.
Can you mix prints and solids?
Absolutely! If you are working with a collection (or just pulling from your stash!) and don't have quite enough fabrics, mix in a solid or two (or a coordinating basic print).
The quilt below uses the collection More Pie? by Dana Willard for Figo Fabrics (not available until next year but I'm really excited about it so I'm using it for the mockup). The collection does not have enough prints for the pattern, but I have used a combination of Figo's basic prints and solids to round out the collection so that it will work.