I've made a lot of quilts based on a 9-patch block, most with the centres and corners with a darker fabric and the 4 sides with a lighter background. This quilt started with the 9-patches made with the light fabric in the centre and corners and the darker fabric on the 4 sides. Combined with a snowball block, the combination gives quite a different look.
The next photo shows what this quilt would look like with the colors reversed. Same fabrics in both.
|9-patch & Snowball quilt - SOLD|
|Another shot of the Minky backing|
Because I work a lot with just the fabrics I have on hand, I often run out of coordinating fabric before a quilt is the size I want it. In this case, I had just enough to do the blocks, but not a border. I found this great lighter blue fabric and added a border all around. Again, traditionally I would have used the same tone and intensity or something darker but I really liked the way this turned out.
Have you tried something that twists the traditional around? Tried a new technique? Or kept something that didn't work for one project and used it in another?