We’re discussing the use of gray as a background and in our quilts on HeartStrings. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t use a lot of white in my quilting because my quilts are meant to be used and many of them are donated and I expect them to get hard use!
I want to love the idea of using gray and I’ve collected a ton of it but I’m still a little on the fence about how much I like it.
We discussed gray as a center strip in our HeartStrings quilts and I’ll admit this is one of my favorites!
I was also happy with how these three turned out.
I love this pattern and I want to like this one more than I do … maybe there’s just too much gray? I could have reversed the placement and maybe it would have read less gray and more bright?
I know it’s used more in modern versus traditional quilting and I definitely consider myself more of a traditional quilter but you’ll be seeing more gray in the future because I’ve collected a bunch of it!
Are you using gray in your quilting?