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Reading List

Each month, we highlight the books we’re reading in the office. This month, we’re all about color! With spring in full-swing, we’re looking to add fresh color, standout style, and fun prints to our projects! These books are perfect for adding cool hues to your quilts (and your bookshelf!).




Color Essentials: Crisp & Vibrant Quilts

By Amanda Murphy for C&T Publishing

This book inspires you to play with solids to gain a understanding of how color works. Perfect for both the beginner and skilled intermediate quilter, the 12 modern quilt projects show you how to create fresh combinations, vibrancy, and movement using different hues. To make the projects accessible, affordable, and stunning, Amanda developed a pre-cut package of Robert Kaufman Fabrics that can be used in conjunction with this book.

 Buy this book here.


Patchwork Palette: No-Fail Color Plans for Captivating Quilts

By Donna Lynn Thomas for Martingale

Say good-bye to “muddy” quilts–and let your fabrics shine! Create vibrant designs using three easy methods for choosing fabrics for quilting–the Rainbow, Color Family, and Mixed methods. The book features 13 enticing multi-fabric quilts. Plus, each project is shown in an alternate colorway for a dramatically different look!

 Buy this book here.


Kaffe Quilts Again

By Kaffe Fassett for Taunton Press

See 20 all-new versions of Kaffe’s favorite patterns—each using the latest range of unique and beautiful Rowan fabrics. Photographed in Bulgaria, against a backdrop of splendid painted houses and wedding-cake churches, each quilt and pattern in the book is an inspiration of vivid color and charm. This flawless how-to guide features an array of new fabrics and expanded colors, and provides complete instruction for creating museum-quality quilts that will become family treasures.

 Buy this book here.

I Love Color!

By Marcia Harmening for Leisure Arts

Do happy hues and pretty patterns make your heart beat faster? The color-drenched quilts in this book include a wide variety of quilt-making techniques, such as curved borders, needle-turn or machine applique, and little flanges for a dimensional touch.

 Buy this book here.


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