Meet sweet Emily. She is the second pattern in the series, Colorful Petals, which uses both sides of one focus fabric.
This lively sunflower fabric makes a great autumn art quilt.
Like Rose (click here), Emily’s “primitive pottery” vase is made from the reverse side of the floral focus fabric.
Choosing one focus fabric for the vase, bouquet and binding and stitching a scrappy background is a fun way to use up stash while making a fast, easy quilt for decorating or gifting.
It warms my heart to see some of my mother-in-law’s chicken wire fabric (circa 90s) in this quilt.
The four colorful accent strips used in the #usebothsides line of patterns make it a great way to use some bold, maybe even eccentric, fabrics from your stash that might otherwise might be too wild for a calm quilt like this.
Colorful Petals – Rose, Emily, and Kate (more on her next week) – will be taught at The Golden Needle (click here) on November 15th in Cape Girardeau, MO.
These quilt patterns are a lesson in VALUE as you learn to audition your focus fabric (front and back) with a variety of background fabrics and accent strips — and their reverse sides.
Shout out to my Colorful Wings class – here is the cookie recipe I promised you, compliments of Nancy Kester:
Shop the whole line of patterns at my Etsy Shop (click here).
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