Color Options from Quilts and More™ Fall 2008
Color choices often change the appearance of a finished quilt, as does the blocks' rotation. Check out some of the color options for quilt patterns that have appeared in Quilts and More in this issue.
Ease into Autumn Color Option
Big Block Style
For a throw with maximum impact made in a minimum of time, eliminate the Rail Fence blocks from Ease Into Autumn and simply join 8-1/2" squares in straight rows. Or, add a little interest with a few Rail Fence blocks randomly scattered across the quilt top.
Quiltmaker Mary Pepper stitched a 7x8-block throw from a few large-scale prints balanced with polka dots and small prints, and framed it with brown print binding. The stippling (or meandering) by machine-quilter Randy Simdorn provides the quilt with allover texture. Machine washing and drying the finished quilt results in a slightly puckered, relaxed look.