Sunday, August 25, 2013

Using a focus fabric...

If you're like me and love beautiful fabric, you probably are drawn to those pieces that seem just too pretty to cut up. I'm always on the lookout for patterns that really show off a great print.

Three of the projects in my new book, Simply Modern Christmas, do just that!

"Seeing Stars" is the perfect example. I specifically designed it so that you can feature a favorite print in the center square and accent it with some fun patchwork. This one features a line by Laurie Wisbrun called "Brrr!" and I'll bet you can find many beautiful fabrics that would be perfect for this small quilt.


My "Simply Simple" table runner also uses a feature fabric in the center strip. It's accented with some scraps and voila! Super easy and can definitely be adjusted in the length.


And finally one of my favorites from the book and the cover-girl, "Snowball Games". It actually gives you an opportunity to feature several focus fabrics!


I couldn't resist making another one up for my new grandson using a fun animal print.


This quilt is one that goes together really quickly. In fact, a friend of mine bought the book on Thursday and had a top made in a couple of days (great job, Sandy!).

So there you go, a little more info about some of the quilts in the book. I would love to see what you make from the book (and so would everyone else!), so I've started a Flickr group for you to add your photos. Please, please, please - share! {I've added a link on the right under the social media icons}

You can also share photos on Instagram - #simplymodernchristmas

Thanks!!

5 comments:

  1. I just love these so much Cindy - I had to buy your ebook straight away! I couldn't wait for a delivery ;o)

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  2. Yep, I got the book on a Thursday and had the top, backing and binding all pieced by the weekend! And I've purchased some fabrics to make "Joy" next! I L*O*V*E this book.

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  3. Yep, I got the book on a Thursday and had the top, backing and binding all pieced by the weekend! And I've purchased some fabrics to make "Joy" next! I L*O*V*E this book.

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  4. I'm DROOLING over this book and am loving your posts about it. Your grandson's quilt is awesome; I have some of the same fabrics in the pink colorway!

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  5. hi - congratulations on a great book - nice and fresh. I hope you can tell me what the fabric line is that appears in the centre panel of the Simply Simple table runner please. It is just what I need.

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