I don’t recall where I first heard the statement that titles this post but, when I ask Ms. Google, I find it a common saying on art teaching sites. It is certainly true in quilting.
The class I taught most recently was about learning to use color in quilts. We used Linda Hahn’s pattern Junk to Jems. I gave each student a handout with numerous ways to vary the blocks. Everyone brought scraps and we all worked on different ways to combine them. It was fun and we got some very interesting color combinations.
As with all Linda’s patterns, Junk to Jems was clearly written. I’ll probably use it again because so many variations can be made with this block.
And yes, I am using both cream and white backgrounds in the same quilt 🙂