Color Options from Quilts and More Winter 2009
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Flannel Stars and Trees Throw
Web-Exclusive Bonus Project
Flannel quilts are just the right weight to carry to an outdoor event or curl up with by the fireplace, making them the ultimate cover-ups for cool fall days. Designer Peggy Kotek sprinkled 25 pieced blocks—trees, stars, and bow ties—among assorted setting squares to make a generous-size throw.
This one’s sizzling hot and super simple. If you can cut a strip and sew a seam, you can make this quilt in a heartbeat.
Hot Tamale Color Option
Need a quick gift for Valentine’s Day? This time-saving quilt involves just five rows of multicolored rectangles that are finished by long sashing strips and a border from a single novelty print. The vintage-inspired prints from Love Notes by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics are mixed with complementary fabrics.
The secret to the structure of this shapely tote hides from view. It’s fusible fleece.
Curve Appeal Color Option
Quilted Tote Bag
Fashion and function combine in a rugged bag composed of fabrics from Floating Flowers collection by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics, plus a complementary stripe. Pockets outside and in allow easy access to keys, phone, and other small items.
Trim a Tree
Love to make yo-yos? That’s the only sewing on a one-of-a-kind holiday tree centerpiece.
Trim a Tree Color Option
Yo-yos turn common foam eggs into holiday treasures. Gather a selection of spring fabrics, make yo-yos, and secure them to eggs with buttons and bead-topped pins to create an easy holiday centerpiece.
Sand & Surf
Can you believe this strippy beauty is just a fancy version of a Rail Fence design?
Sand & Surf Color Option
Bright Four-Patch Throw
Rich black tone-on-tone background fabrics let lively Four-Patch units sparkle in this Amish-look quilt. Fabrics are a series of tone-on-tones from a Fusions collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Rhapsody in Blue
Can you keep a secret? This Single Irish Chain quilt showcases a simple Nine-Patch in disguise.
Rhapsody in Blue Color Option
Fat-Quarter Floral Throw
Make a gardenlike quilt using Nine-Patch blocks and 9-1/2” floral setting squares. Use a variety of fat quarters for a scrappy look or use fewer fabrics for a controlled look. We used fabrics from Full Bloom by Bari J for Windham Fabrics.
Start it in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have the prettiest reuseable tote at the farmer’s market.
Market Fresh Color Option
Reusable Market Bag
Start this in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have a cloth tote for the farmer’s market or grocery store. For this spacious bag project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching blue-and-white prints from Always & Forever collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles.