Choosing Colors and Fabrics for Quilts

Choosing fabrics for quilts can be a fun experience, but so many times quilters are frustrated by this process.  I am often asked about this while speaking to quilt groups.  Just looking around a quilt shop can be a daunting challenge. Fabrics and prints catch the eye, but do they go together? Will these look …

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Spring Floral Wall Quilt – Part 1

One of my UFO Challenge projects for the year is to get a spring floral wall hanging done, something that will last partway into summer, and something to put up between St. Patrick's Day and Easter, if like this year they are pretty far apart. So, started out with a couple of florals and found …

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Binding Color – Match or Contrast?

Since I now have three quilts mostly the same, I decided to continue the experiment in color with the binding.  If you missed the beginning of this series, click on this link to see the thread color experiment.  I think most of the time I tend to put a contrasting binding on a quilt because …

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Thread color experiment

Standing in my French inspired kitchen, I was thinking about the toile quilt I was in the process of making.  The pie safe in the middle of the kitchen is green, and it occurred to me that the toile would make a perfect addition to the décor.  After all, toile is a French word meaning …

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