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Color Options from Quilts and More™ Winter 2011

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.

  • Scrap Lab Bow Pillow

    Designer: Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures

    A charm-square pack and 2 yards of rickrack kick-start the triangle-squares and bow that dance across a pillow top. Fabrics are from the Ruby collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics.

    Go to the free pillow pattern.

  • Urban Attitude

    Designer: Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts

    Graphic rectangles, metallic quilting, and a spicy palette amp up the personality of this contemporary throw.

  • Urban Attitude Color Option

    Two-Block Citrus Quilt

    Assorted citrus-look prints from the Sorbet Garden collection by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio for Henry Glass Fabrics sparked quilt tester Mary Pepper's imagination when assembling this version of Urban Attitude. She eliminated the 6-1/2x5-1/2" rectangles and used setting rectangles grouped by color families to create strong diagonal lines across the quilt top.

    Go to the free quilt pattern.

  • French Accent

    Designer: Laura Jaquinto

    Learn the tricks for sewing with trendy laminated fabric while making a pretty and practical tote. It's easier than you might think!

  • French Accent Color Option

    Canvas Tote Bag

    For a tote with style that will stand up to daily use, we paired cotton canvas from the French Court collection with a black print from the Maze collection, both from Timeless Treasures. For ease of sewing, project tester Mary Pepper recommends stitching heavier weight fabrics with a denim or jeans needle.

    Go to the free bag pattern.

  • Small Frills

    Designers: Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth of Tailormade by Design

    Layers of ruffles, grosgrain ribbon, and damask-look fabric make for a pretty pillow that doesn't skimp on style.

  • Small Frills Color Option

    Premade Ruffle Pillow

    If the thought of making yards of gathered edging gives you pause, here's an easy way to get the same look: Use ruffles by the yard. This elegant pillow features 2"-wide premade ruffles, a time-saving product from Michael Miller Fabrics.

    Go to the free pillow pattern.

  • Home at Last

    Designer: Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

    Stitch up a fast-to-fuse throw featuring house and heart appliqués using 10-inch precut squares and fat quarters.

  • Home at Last Color Option

    House and Heart Pillow

    Using prints from the Pinfeathers collection by Carina Gardner teamed up with Simply Basics, both from Northcott Fabrics, editor Jill Abeloe Mead made Home at Last into a reversible pillow. To showcase the appliquéd blocks, she surrounded each with a series of tone-on-tone and stripe borders.

    Go to the free pillow pattern.

  • Playing Tag

    Designer: Katie Hennagir of Katie Hennagir Designs

    Add fun and function to a stroller-size quilt by sewing ribbon and rickrack loops into the blocks.

  • Playing Tag Color Option

    Ribbon and Rickrack Baby Quilt

    When Katie Hennagir designed the Little One collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, she gave equal time to all parts of the color wheel. This colorway features all the adorable prints, dots, and stripes that you see in her Playing Tag quilt, but in colors not so traditionally feminine.

    Go to the free baby quilt pattern.

  • Playing Tag Web-Exclusive Toys

    Ribbon and Rickrack Baby Toys

    Combine crafts felt, rickrack, and ribbon to create a set of handmade baby toys.

    Go to the free baby toys pattern.

  • Wintergreen

    Designer: Sheila Sinclair Snyder

    When temperatures drop, curl up in a bed-size flannel quilt with pops of green that hint at spring.

  • Wintergreen Color Option

    Floral and Paisley Chain Quilt

    To give Wintergreen a fresh look, quilt tester Judy Sams Sohn changed the colors to blue, cream, and gold prints and made all two-color blocks. By using similar cream prints in each block, a lattice design emerges on the quilt top. Fabrics are from the Paisley Denim collection by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks.

    Go to free quilt pattern.