Color Options from Quilts and More™ Spring 2011
Sea and Sand Quilt
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.
With a choice of two handle lengths, this reversible bag has twice the possibilities!
Double Duty Color Option
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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