The Field Greens quilt pattern is available at Sewfinity!
Why We Like It
Field Greens is a traditional pinwheel quilt, but with some color tweaks you can choose to make a modern version, too. All the shapes in this quilt are simple, it's all conventional piecing, and the blocks are a standard 6" square. It's a perfect use of 2.5" strips!
Inspiration + Ideas
Field Greens is designed as a 2-color quilt, and the cover quilt is a beautiful green and white combo. But what would it look like in other colors? Let's find out!
All of these mockups are for the medium quilt size. To make one of the other sizes, just follow the pattern fabric requirements to get the yardage you need.
The pattern calls for 2 color groupings: 15 fat quarters for "color 1" (colored background) and just shy of a yard for "color 2" (pinwheels). You can use 4 one-yard cuts to get the colored background (rather than 15 fat quarters), and here's what they would look like in every color of the CMY color wheel in light, medium, and dark values. The 4 fabrics can be similar in value, or they can be different lightness/darkness - it looks good either way!
To find fabric options at Sewfinity.com, Shop Fabric, select your color choice in the Color filter in the sidebar.
Here are some inspiring fabric combos using a variety of Century Solids. Changing the color of the pinwheels and having high-contrast colors give a more abstract, modern vibe. Very cool to find this unexpected result with this pattern!
Another option is to use 8 half-yard cuts to get the colored background (rather than 15 fat quarters). Here's what they would look like in every color of the CMY color wheel in lights and darks.
Mix of lights and darks:
Again, to find fabric options at Sewfinity.com, Shop Fabric, select your color choice in the Color filter in the sidebar. Then to see our 11-step value scale (0 lightest to 10 darkest), use the Color Value filter option in the sidebar.
You could also just do what the pattern says: use 15 fat quarters to get the colored background. It gives such a beautiful result. Here are some ideas with both white and black pinwheels.
For you PURE Solids fans, you could choose 15 FQs in one of Art Gallery's PURE Solids bundles! You'll have plenty of FQs leftover - perfect for scrappy binding, adding to your fabric stash, or for making another quilt!
PURE Solids bundles:
Curious to see what this pattern would look like in greyscale? Here you go!
4 yards + 1 yard of pinwheel:
8 half-yard cuts + 1 yard of pinwheel:
15 fat quarters + 1 yard of pinwheel:
I hope you enjoyed these mockups - there are so many possibilities with this pattern!
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Get the Field Greens quilt pattern and have fun sewing!