The Best Buds quilt pattern is available at Sewfinity!
Why We Like It
Best Buds is a flower quilt that looks pop-arty cool with just 3 colors, or you can make a scrappy version with a pile of fat quarters. All the shapes in this quilt are simple, it's all conventional piecing, and the blocks are a large 14" square.
Best Buds is designed as a 3-color quilt, and the cover quilt is a super-cute pink-orange-cream combo. But what would it look like in other colors? Let's find out!
All of these mockups are for the throw size. To make one of the other sizes, just follow the pattern fabric requirements to get the yardage you need.
There's a reason the pattern calls for 3 colors: it has such a striking pop-art graphic feel. Here are some color ideas that follow this 3-color theme, all in Kona Cotton:
If you want to keep the quilt to a single color family, here's a couple ideas in magenta. But you could do this in any color - just use 3 values of a single color. To find fabric options at Sewfinity.com, Shop Fabric and select your color choice in the Color filter in the sidebar.
30 Fat Quarters
If you read the back cover of the pattern, you'll see that you can use 30 FQ to make a scrappy version. Here's a scrappy mockup of 30 completely random colors of Kona Cotton.
To have more color control, you could limit your choices to just a couple color families. Here's what you can get with a color-themed fat quarter bundle. This uses the PURE Solids Blossoming Bundle and 7 neutral greyscale solids of your choice by Art Gallery Fabrics.
What if the background squares formed a gradient diagonally? Here are two ideas.
First, a warm gradient in Art Gallery Fabrics' PURE Solids. Yum.
Let's end with a rainbow of Kona Cotton!
I hope you enjoyed these color ideas - there are so many possibilities!
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Get the Best Buds quilt pattern and have fun sewing!
by Angela Bowman, Owner of Sewfinity