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Color Options from Quilts and More™ Summer 2012

We know you love the quilt projects that appear in Quilts and More magazine. We took inspiration from projects in the magazine and created Web-exclusive versions, complete with full instructions.

Sunny Beach Tote

Designer Erin Gilday from

This sturdy tote is great for carrying to the beach or out for a day of shopping. The traditional pattern with a modern twist showcases a contrasting fabric in the feature “window.” 

Go to the free tote pattern.


Sports Fan Quilt

Designer: Christine Stainbrook of Project House

Piece together blocks of novelty fabrics for a quilt that's perfect for a sports fanatic. Fabrics are from the Sew Sporty and Sew Sporty–The Works collections by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

Summer Fun Pillow

Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie

Do you like to make the most of everything? Experiment with our challenge to create something special from a specific set of materials. One simple block in assorted fabrics yields a knockout throw pillow. Fabrics are from the California Girl collection by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics (

Go to the free pillow pattern.

Frame It Up

Inspired by a design by Jennifer Davis from

Add borders to a square of your favorite fabric for a make-it-tonight pillow.

Frame It Up Color Option

Floating Boxes Quilt

Designer: Jennifer Davis of Sugar Stitches

Stitching up the Frame It Up pillow may just whet your appetite for designer Jennifer Davis’ throw, which inspired the featured pillow. For her striking, fresh take on modern quiltmaking, Jennifer surrounded squares with borders of varying widths to make her blocks, then combined the blocks with sashing. Fabrics are from the Tufted Tweets collection by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

Mixed Berries

Designer: Kimberly Walus from

Shades of summer’s best harvest provide the color scheme for this surprisingly simple bed quilt.

Mixed Berries Color Option

Plum Pudding Quilt

Quilt tester Jan Ragaller simplified the blocks in this throw-size version
of Mixed Berries. To get the look, substitute a solid strip for each diagonally pieced rectangle unit in each block. Jan used precut strips from two Plum Pudding Bali Pops by Hoffman California Fabrics for the blocks.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

Fresh Start

Designer Cheryl Bush of Sew Can Do

Got two half-yards of favorite fabrics? Whip up a trendy tulip-shape bag with handy “hidden” pockets.

Fresh Start Color Option

Bright Chevron Bag

Add your two favorite fabrics and Fresh Start takes on a new look. For this version of a summer bag, project tester Jan Ragaller chose two prints, a chevron and a subtle tone-on-tone coordinate, from Betz White’s organic cotton Stitch collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Go to the free bag pattern.


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