Color Options from Quilts and More™ Summer 2012
Sunny Beach Tote
Designer Erin Gilday from patchworkunderground.com
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."
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.
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 (modafabrics.com).
Frame It Up
Inspired by a design by Jennifer Davis from sugarstitches.com
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.
Designer: Kimberly Walus from bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com
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.
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.