Color Options from Quilts and More™ Winter 2011
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.
Designer: Cherri House of Cherry House QuiltsGraphic 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.
Designer: Laura JaquintoLearn 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.
Designers: Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth of Tailormade by DesignLayers 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.
Home at Last
Designer: Julie Herman of Jaybird QuiltsStitch 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.
Designer: Katie Hennagir of Katie Hennagir DesignsAdd 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.
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Ribbon and Rickrack Baby Toys
Combine crafts felt, rickrack, and ribbon to create a set of handmade baby toys.
Designer: Sheila Sinclair SnyderWhen 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.