This month we choose Valori's pattern Annie as our pick.
We chose Annie because the pattern makes the most of large scale print fabrics and comes together quickly because of the two large panels. The center and side panels are strip piecing where you can be as random or as structured as you like. Giving the maker a lot of freedom to customize the pattern
Keep in mind that the quilts pictured in this post are digital representations (I use Electric Quilt) and are meant to give you an idea of how the quilt would look with different fabrics. Fabric repeats, scale, and color are not exact.
On to the quilts...
I adore Christmas decorating (maybe more then Christmas day) so I decided to make my version from holiday fabrics.
The pattern calls for a main fabric, a background fabric and eight supporting prints for the strip piecing. I chose Holly Jolly Christmas as my main fabric.
I love this fabric in the large panels because you'll be able to appreciate the entire pattern and read all of the words. It's too cute to cut up! The large panels also give you an opportunity to get creative with your quilting.
My background fabric is Grunge Cream, and for my supporting fabrics I chose a mix of holiday prints and solids. I wanted a balanced look so I choose two light prints, two dark prints, two reds and two greens.
I can see myself cuddled up in this quilt with a big glass of eggnog in front of the Christmas tree.
Sam's choice - Full list of fabrics in photo order:
Holly Jolly Christmas (main)
Grunge Cream (background)
You'll need 2 1/4 yards each of the theme print and background fabrics and 1/4 yard each of the eight supporting fabrics. If you'd like to make the quilt as shown above you can purchase all the fabric and pattern here.
You will also need 5 1/2 yards backing fabric, 1/2 yard binding, and 68" x 88" of quilt batting.
Our next pick is from Valori, our fearless leader, and all around amazing lady.
She chose a neutral pallet featuring Mystic Canvas in Graphite. So pretty up close!
The mix of pattern, texture and value create a modern sophisticated feel. This would look so good in my living room I might have to make one!
I can picture myself with this quilt and a glass of wine, listening to jazz in front of the fireplace.
Valori's Pick - Full list of fabrics in photo order:
Mystic Canvas Graphite (main)
Essex Black (background)
All fabrics listed above for this pick, with the pattern, are available as a bundle here.
Our last pick comes from Nancy #1 (we have 3 here). She always has a smile on her face and a wealth of knowledge to share with customers.
I love how colors pop from the navy background. The overall effect is joyous, but not at all loud or garish.
Her main fabric is a gorgeous large scale floral, perfect for showing off! You can really see all the beautiful color and detail up-close.
Nancy's background is a classic navy to blend with the main fabric and keep the focus on that gorgeous print. All the supporting fabrics pull color from the main print for a unified look. Classically pretty.
This quilt is all cozy chair, a good mystery and a cup of tea to me.
Nancy's Pick - Full list of fabrics in photo order:
Sweet Dreams Glisten (main)
Kona Cotton Navy (background)
All fabrics listed above for this pick, with the pattern, are available as a bundle here .
Pick and choose fabrics from any collection shown, or select your own mix from new fabric and your stash. Annie gives you so many options.
I hope I gave you an idea of how fabric selection can completely change a pattern. All these quilts are beautiful, but each has it's own style. If you make one of these quilts, or a variation be sure to let us know. We'd love to see it and share your work with others (only if you want).