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?

New Friday Tutorial: The Butterfly Blossom Quilt

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Make a Butterfly Blossom Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

There’s something so fantastic about the lifecycle of a butterfly. He starts his journey as an inconsequential little caterpillar with a huge appetite. After weeks of glorious gluttony, he takes one massive, cozy nap. And then? He wakes up magnificently elegant and graceful! Why doesn’t that work for me? Just once in my life I’d love to binge all day on a quart of rocky road, take an epic nap on the sofa, and wake up as glorious as a butterfly!

For now, I’ll settle for the super-easy Butterfly Blossom Quilt. This quilt is incredibly beautiful, and it’s a breeze to make!

Make a Butterfly Blossom Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

This sweet pattern is made with 2 charm packs and the MSQC Periwinkle Template. Isn’t it so cute?

Make a Butterfly Blossom Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

Click on the button below to watch the tutorial with Jenny and learn how to make your own Butterfly Blossom Quilt!

Make a Butterfly Blossom Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

Make a Butterfly Blossom Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!