Colorific: Unlock the Secrets of Fabric Selection for Dynamic Quilts

Colorific: Unlock the Secrets of Fabric Selection for Dynamic Quilts

Pam Goecke Dinndorf

Language: English

Pages: 64

ISBN: 1607053632

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Have you always felt nervous about choosing colors for your quilts? Popular pattern designer Pam Dinndorf helps you step up to color confidence and break out of the drab quilt doldrums for good. Learn how to use the color wheel to select fabrics and how to start with a large group of fabrics and zero in quickly on the ones that look best together.
·Make 6 bold quilts in Pam's signature colors
·Get answers to frequently asked questions like how to rescue quilts that look too flat or too busy
·Foreword by fabric and quilt designer Kaffe Fassett

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are appliquéd, arrange and sew them into 9 rectangular units 24˝ × 28˝. Make sure to distribute colors, values, and prints in a manner that looks random and does not group too many of the same fabrics in an area. Each unit is composed of a block 16˝ × 16˝, 2 blocks 12˝ × 12˝, and 2 blocks 8˝ × 8˝. Take care to follow the diagram for the orientation of each block within each unit. Quilt assembly diagram 24˝ × 28˝ rectangular unit 2. Arrange and sew together the 9 units into 3 rows of 3.

top, measure it through the center vertically. This will be the length to cut the side borders. Place pins at the centers of all four sides of the quilt top as well as in the center of each side border strip. Pin the side borders to the quilt top first, matching the center pins. Using a 1/4˝ seam allowance, sew the borders to the quilt top and press toward the borders. Measure horizontally across the center of the quilt top, including the side borders. This will be the length to cut the top and

6˝ × 8˝ 4˝ × 71/2˝ 4˝ × 4˝ 43/8˝ × 43/8˝ unforgiving rocks of charcoal, being licked by the blue Turquoise Gray Gold Black Green Red 12 6 10 12 10 6 4 2 2 4 4 2 4 2 2 4 4 2 12 6 9 12 9 6 waves. I might also find some fresh green moss clinging to a rock nearby. Although I didn’t notice any pepper red in the landscape, it served as a wonderful foil to the lowintensity colors of nature in early spring on the shore. The quilt design was created as a variation on the traditional zigzag

row. Trim the segment to measure 53/4˝ × 71/2˝. Sew a large triangle of the next color to a large triangle of the first color. Press the seam allowance toward the top color in each row. Sew these new rectangles to each other. Press the seam allowance open. Trim the unit to 11˝ × 71/2˝. Repeat to make 3 units for each row. Subcut rectangles. 3. Assemble units A, B, and C into the 43/8˝ × 43/8˝ squares diagonally to create 2 half-square triangles from each. 9 rows, following the diagram. For

prints (9 diamonds). „„ Cut 3 for each of the 21 complete trefoils from the stripes or solids, using a single print fabric for each complete trefoil; make sure that all stripes run parallel to the grainline (63 diamonds). „„ Cut 2 for each of the 9 partial trefoils from the stripes or solids, using a single print fabric for each partial trefoil; stripes should run parallel to the grainline (18 diamonds). „„ Cut 1 for each of the 2 single trefoils from the stripes or solids—stripes should run

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