Category Archives: Color Inspirations

Cooking Up a Quilt: Tips for Selecting Fabrics

Every great quilt, like every great meal, requires quality ingredients combined with skill. Let’s head for the market, a.k.a. your local quilt shop, and select everything we need to make a super-yummy quilt: Entrée – (n) the main dish of … Continue reading

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Singin’ the Blues: What Does Your Stash Reveal About You?

I used to think green was my favorite color, until I recently reorganized my stash and counted the fabrics in each color group. Surprise, blues lead the pack! (Green and red are second.) Now I’m seeing all the ways I’ve … Continue reading

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Celebrating Amish Color!

When decorating the house for Christmas I took out this festive little Amish replica quilt I made up during the time I owned a small art gallery in Niwot, CO. Last night I noticed this small floral painting in the … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project… Finished!

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final     Here’s how a vasemat looks under one of the simple arrangements for the wedding reception. Annie also chose glass canning … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 5

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Here is a photo I took of the finished placemats on a little snack table about the size that fits on their … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 4

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final The fourth placemat I’m calling The Wave begins like this. I sewed wide strips of fabric in Annie’s wedding color scheme to … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 3

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final   Placemat number three begins. I’m calling it The Wave and like that it is a looser design involving appliqué with less … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 2

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Placemat number two has the dark plum color out on the edges, framing the inside interest. This one has quite a bit … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark a Quilting Project

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final   My daughter Annie is planning her summer garden wedding and has chosen her colors: sage green, dark plum, cream, muted light … Continue reading

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Quilting Fabric Heaven

  One of the perks of working at McCalls Quilting is seeing the constant stream of new fabrics being created in the world as we speak. Check out these fabric samples by designers Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. Talk about … Continue reading

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