Color Options from Quilts and More™ Summer 2009
We know you love the projects printed in Quilts and MoreT. We took inspiration from the magazine and created web-exclusive projects.
It’s a Wrap
Perk up a pillow by picking your favorite fabrics, and refresh your room decor in short order with a colorful, easy-to-change band.
Make your own exquisite wall plaques in gorgeous designer fabrics—it’s easy and fun.
Positively Charming Color Option
Fabric Art Wall Hanging
If you have fat quarters you can’t bear to cut into small pieces, combine them with larger pieces to cover purchased stretched artist’s canvases. Black-and-white florals and prints, such as these from the Night and Day 2 collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, make striking wall art.
Here’s a simple twist on a traditional Rail Fence. Unexpected pinwheels appear when blocks are assembled.
Crème Brulee Color Option
Sherbet Rail Fence
Make a cheerful summer throw of cleverly arranged Rail Fence blocks. Cheerful sherbet-tone prints from the Strawberry Field collection by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures liven up this traditional, easy-to piece pattern.
Shake up tradition! Make a simple two-color quilt and matching pillow cases with an unexpected combination of reverse-color prints.
Red-&-White Delight Color Option
Solid Squares Bed Quilt
Bright solid-color squares pop off the gray background in this simple-to-sew grid quilt. We used 15 assorted fat quarters of Shot Cottons by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics to make a twin-size bed quilt.
Sugar & Spice
Made from easy-to-cut fabric panels, this plush-backed, no-batting coverlet is great for a child’s first birthday or new baby.
Sugar & Spice Color Option
Tulip Time Panel Quilt
Start with a panel—this one is from Fresh by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics—and add a series of borders to make a bright and lively throw. Designer Patti Henderson surrounded the printed panel center with triangle-square, straight, and piano-key borders made with fabrics from the same collection.
Sew now, square up later. Odd angles and quirky centers make an offbeat wall hanging.
Island Dreams Color Option
Free-Style Piecing Wall Hanging
For this quilt, break some rules by cutting odd angles and quirky centers. Use novelty prints and fussy-cut the desired motif for about half of the block centers. Add variety by using one of the novelty prints for the outer border, but in a different colorway.
Stylish neutral fabrics set a classy tone for this quilt made from only stripes and rectangles.
Fresh Vanilla Color Option
Easy Asian Print Throw
Five large-scale prints from the Imperial Collection 5 for Robert Kaufman Fabrics come together in this quilt.
Showcase your favorite color duo in this single-block quilt.
Happy Medium Color Option
Hourglass Made Easy Bed Quilt
Made only using squares, this hourglass block quilt makes great use of a selection of coordinated prints from Janet Broxon’s Chloe collection for P&B Textiles. Arrangement doesn’t matter—the diagonal seams and darker fabrics in each block will create graphic angles across the quilt top.
All The Trimmings
What fun! Sew a bevy of trims on a fabric foundation to step out with an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind bag.
All The Trimmings Color Option
Trim It Tote
Pick a great base fabric, such as this black-and-white print designed by M’Liss Rae Hawley for Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores. Have fun with ribbons and other trims to make your bag unique. M’Liss combined velvet, silk, chenille, and grosgrain ribbon, selected from May Arts Ribbons, with appliquéd leaves and knotted sheer silk for textural appeal.
Across The Table
Make a runner that’s as easy as one, two, three. Vary the fabrics to change styles for special holiday decorating.
Across The Table Color Option
Red, White & Blue Table Runner
Begin with traditional Rail Fence units and add triangles and squares to make three striking blocks. These prints from Minick & Simpson’s Flag Day Farm collection for Moda Fabrics make a festive table runner.