As I did with Quilts Made Modern, I’m going to reveal one quilt from our new book in each post and write a little about the design thinking behind each project.
We hung this quilt Share & Share Alike in our booth at Quilt Market in October. Although the construction looks complex, it’s a variation of log cabin construction and is quite simple to piece. The trickiest part of making transparency quilts is the color work. In the book we devote a lot of pages to breaking down the color theory behind the transparency concept and include several pages of what worked, what didn’t and why.
There’s a calm to these quilts that makes them particularly suited to bedrooms I think so we’ve got several bed-size projects in the book. Some of the projects, like the one shown above, are made with just a few fabrics and others are quite scrappy. What I love about the projects in this book is that they need not be modern if that’s not your thing. It’s just about color work. It needn’t be large-scale or super bright and busy.
As always, our photographer Jim White did a great job capturing the colors and the textures of each quilt. We’ll do a blog tour and lots of giveaways in January when all of the holiday dust has settled. If you can’t wait to try to win a copy, the nice folks over at C&T are giving away a copy on Facebook so go comment to try to win.
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My biggest problem will be to do the pattern without buying new fabrics. I made the mistake of going through my stash and tallying the amount of money I have invested in fabric. I immediately put myself on a FABRIC HOLD for the next year. ONLY THING I WILL BUY IS neutrals AND BACK GROUND FABRICS as I realize I do not have enough to make any quilt. I will learn to make do with what I have in focus fabrics…. I have tons of those. It will be a challenge but I will conquer.
I have no intention of going on a book diet even though I have no idea where I will put the books I buy.
Love this quilt! Those colors are perfect.
Absolutely LOVE the wall hangings. The colors are set with a beautiful contrast. Very lovely.
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I have 2 of your other books & I am looking so forward to this latest one!
Wow! I love this quilt, colour is perfect