How many different fabrics should you use in a quilt?
A minimum of 12 fat quarters would comfortably make a lap size quilt with fabric to spare and I find at least 12 different prints will provide sufficient variety. Additional fabric will be required for sashing and borders, especially if you want these to be solids or all the same fabric.
What is color value quilting?
Value is the lightness or darkness of a color, and when used well, can create depth, emphasis, and add a lot of interest. If our entire quilt is made up of one value, likely that top looks boring or the design is completely muddled.
What are small quilts called?
Lap quilt. This is the name of a small quilt (usually much smaller than regular bed quilts) meant to be put on the lap or over your leg for extra warmth while you are sitting.