In my ongoing effort to create patterns in fabric that combine the unlikely partnering of caramel and white, my attention turned to quilting. But not in the traditional sense. I saw this idea on All People Quilt and thought, of course! My inspiration was a decor fabric that I found at the store that had combined celery green, yellow ochre (which looks like a dark caramel) and robin’s egg blue in its pattern. Robin’s egg blue? Yup. But, sadly, no white. I made a trip to the craft store with my fabric swatch and found the appropriate colors, including, of course, white!
To make my fabric-less quilt, I bought a 24" x 36" canvas, marked a grid and then painted it square by square. Yes, it’s a little time consuming because of all the taping and drying times, but it was well worth it. It brings my desired color pallette together and gives a pop of color. This is also a great idea for renters who might not be able to paint. Also, if cost is a factor, you could skip the canvas and opt for MDF.