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Color Options from Quilts and More™ Spring 2011

We know you love the projects printed in Quilts and MoreT. We took inspiration from the magazine and created Web-exclusive projects.

To Owl a Good Night


Top a pieced window with a feathered friend made from a few simple appliqués to create your own room with a view.

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Another Spin


Give an antique quilt pattern a second look by remaking its playful Pinwheels for the next generation.

Another Spin Color Option


Squares and Sashing Quilt

For a simple throw, quilt tester Mary Pepper omitted the Pinwheel blocks and fussy-cut florals into 5" squares. She surrounded the squares with solid green sashing for this version of Another Spin. The medley of florals are from the Soul Blossoms collection by Amy Butler for Rowan Fabrics.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

Double Duty


With a choice of two handle lengths, this reversible bag has twice the possibilities!

Double Duty Color Option


Reversible Purse

Senior editor Elizabeth Tisinger Beese gives this version of the reversible Double Duty handbag a fresh, graphic look with a bold print and stripe from Little Menagerie collection by Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me for Windham Fabrics.

Go to the free purse pattern.

Little Sprouts


An easy appliqué method makes the leaves on this kid-friendly quilt spring to life in no time—we promise!

Little Sprouts Color Option


Strips and Sashing Kid’s Quilt

To make a quick-as-a-wink throw, quilt tester Judy Sams Sohn selected prints from the Farm collection by Timeless Treasures Fabrics. She followed the pattern for Little Sprouts, omitting the appliqués, to create a child’s play quilt for a budding farmer.

Go to the free kid’s quilt pattern.

Patchwork Pouch


Whipping up a zippered case is easy. Learn a quick trick for piecing the panels first and trimming them into bag shapes later.

Patchwork Pouch Color Options


Pieced Polka Dot Pouch
Dots from Michael Miller Fabrics make the front of the black-and-white bag, left above. As an alternative to making a fabric handle, Jody used ribbon for the handles.

Go to the free bag pattern.

Pieced Sewing Wristlet
Instead of using buttons on the accent strip, assistant editor Jody Sanders fussy-cut
a 2"-wide strip of spools from the Sew Happy collection by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, left below.

Go to the free bag pattern.

To Owl a Good Night


Top a pieced window with a feathered friend made from a few simple appliqués to create your own room with a view.

To Owl a Good Night Color Option


Wool Owl Pillow

A houndstooth owl rests on a plaid branch atop a wool pillow background trimmed with piping created from Zipper Accents from Indygo Junction. The owl’s big blue eyes are fashioned from buttons made of pleated rickrack with sparkly centers.

Go to the free pillow pattern.

Decor with a Twist


Spruce up a basic pillow—or other items in your home or wardrobe—with posh fabric rosettes. Our step-by-step photos show you how to twirl and turn fabric strips into flower embellishments.

Decor with a Twist Color Option


Fabric Rosette Embellishments

Update a purchased plain-Jane cardigan with fabric rosettes to give it a fashion-forward look. Fabrics are from the Innocent Crush Voile collection by Anna Maria Horner for FreeSpirit Fabrics.

Go to the free fabric rosettes pattern.

Pinwheel Romance


Fall in love with easy-to-piece coral pinwheels. Careful fabric placement and selective quilting allow these subtle spinners to emerge at block intersections.

Pinwheel Romance Color Option


Patriotic Pinwheels Table Runner

We love how the look of Pinwheel Romance changes dramatically with crisp red, white, and blue fabrics. Quilt tester Mary Pepper chose the Redwork Rendevous collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles for this classic table runner.

Go to the free table runner pattern.

Diamond in the Ruff


Preppy meets pretty when an argyle pattern emerges from trimmed strip sets and fabric strips gathered into ruffles.

Diamond in the Ruff Color Option


Prairie Diamonds Quilt

Quilt tester Kathleen Williams omitted the ruffles and mixed dark and light prints to stamp a masculine style on this version of Diamond in the Ruff. Fabrics are from the Abigail collection by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

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