Look at Things Through a New Light – 5 Quilt Ideas with Dark Background Fabric

Look at Things Through a New Light with these 5 Darker Quilt Ideas from the Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Quilts are an incredible thing. Whether they’re hanging on the wall or tucked safely upon a bed, they add an artistic flair to the room. Clean, colorful quilts with plenty of white space can brighten up the room, but sometimes a darker touch can really add a comfortable and cozy ambiance.

Quilts that utilize bold color choices complimented by black and dark space aren’t just for the Fall season! These beautiful quilts draw attention and focus to the complimenting colors, creating a wonderful effect that makes the designs pop. Check out these five darker quilts and find some inspiration to break from traditional choices and make a bold statement!

Here Comes The Sun Quilt

The Here Comes the Sun Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Warm yourself with the Here Comes the Sun Quilt! This fabulous Dresden plate quilt creates rising or setting suns among dark backgrounds. To make this even easier, Missouri Star created the Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares so that this quilt can be created by any level of quilter! Grab yourself some Layer Cakes (10″ Squares) and quilt until the sun rises!

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Rising Star Quilt

The Rising Star Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Can’t decided between Layer Cakes or Jelly Rolls? Don’t want to go too bold when muted backgrounds still compliment the focus colors? The Rising Star Quilt is the best of both worlds! Pick up both precut fabrics and create a lovely star pattern using more prominent colors against a muted grey background for a quilt that both pops and still feels traditional and conservative.

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Town Square Quilt

The Town Square Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Not a fan of Layer Cakes? How about a simple, beginner’s Jelly Roll Quilt! The Town Square Quilt uses Jelly Rolls (2.5″ Strips) pieced together with a black background to make a beautiful quilt that is full of traditional elements coupled with modern flair. We LOVE Jenny’s choice of colors on this project and there is no doubt that the Town Square Quilt would change the dynamic of any room it’s found in!

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Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt

The Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Create an optical illusion with this take on the Disappearing Hourglass Quilt that we like to call the Disappearing Hourglass Crazy Eight Quilt! By piecing together Layer Cakes (10″ Squares) you’ll be able to create a stunning effect hidden within the beauty of this design. Look closely and maybe you’ll see the hidden hourglass design in this amazing quilt!

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Sashed Tumbler Quilt

The Sashed Tumbler Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Grab the Missouri Star Small Tumbler Template and three Charm Packs (5″ Squares) and you’re ready to create an easy Sashed Tumbler Quilt! There’s no limit to the incredible color combinations you can create with this pattern and think how gorgeous those colors will be with a dark background fabric! Highlight your favorite Charm Packs or create a themed quilt with this simple quilt tutorial!

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Tell us, what’s your favorite quilt pattern using dark background colors?

Wandering Star Quilt

It’s the spookiest time of the year. Wicked witches, grinning skeletons, and…curved piecing! 

Just kidding! Curved piecing is nothing to fear! With Jenny’s guidance and our easy-to-use Drunkards Path template, you’ll be zipping around your Wandering Star curves faster than you can say, “Trick or treat!”

(This quilt will be featured in Volume 6 Issue 6 of BLOCK Magazine. Subscribe now to receive this issue in December!)

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Amplified Quilt

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Amplified Quilt

If you ever spot Jenny out and about, take a look around. There’s sure to be a tall, handsome fellow somewhere in your midst. (Sorry, ladies – he’s taken!) Ron Doan, aka Mr. Jenny, is Jenny’s #1 fan and devoted husband. Over the years, Ron has developed quite the talent for quilt design, and this week he is in the studio with Jenny to demonstrate his latest creation, the Amplified Quilt.

Amplified Quilt

This quilt is a modern half square triangle pattern that is as eye-catching as it is easy. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Amplified Quilt

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New Friday Tutorial: The Tangled Geese Quilt

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Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Geese are well known for flying in neat little v-shaped formations. It’s orderly, it’s predictable, aaand…it’s a tad stuffy, don’t you think? Why not throw caution to the wind and give those geese a little freedom to roam? Turn up some sweet tunes and pass out a few fancy drinks just for kicks; really let those birdies shake a tail feather! This week’s Tangled Geese Quilt is a fun take on the traditional Flying Geese.

Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Add a little spice to your Flying Geese repertoire by trying out Jenny’s Tangled Geese Quilt!

Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see everything you need to make your own Tangled Geese Quilt!

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Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

New Friday Tutorial: The Rising Star Quilt

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The Rising Star Quilt is so striking, yet so simple to make (aren’t those the best?)! This simple block was created by Mr. Jenny (Jenny’s husband Ron) and you’ll hear all about that in the video tutorial. You will also see some different ways to arrange the blocks to create a completely different look!

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