Design principle: ‘Threes’ for baby quilt

The talent behind Twin Cities Quilting shares her design process for creating a baby quilt, see the pieces on her design board, left. She explains she used the Rule of Threes. I found a definition at EverythingInThrees:

The basic idea of the rule is that details and objects that are arranged or grouped in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable, and effective than even-numbered pairings.

Have more than three elements to juggle? Then go for five or seven, just keep the number odd. Go to her post New Year’s Resolution and Quilt Design to read more.

Image credit: Twin Cities Quilting


  1. says

    Thanks so much for the link and for the quote credit! It’s so interesting to see how people apply the Rule of Three/Rule of Thirds to all things creative – here a quilt pattern!

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