300 Slices
Medium 9781571205384

Dizzy Squares

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

cutting

Write the fabric number and piece name on masking tape and attach it to each strip.

Wall/Crib

Fabric

Number of

Strips*

#1

2

#2

#3

#4

#5

Twin

Queen

Number of

Pieces

Number of

Strips*

Size of Pieces

Number of

Pieces

Number of

Strips*

5½˝ × 40½˝ (M)

2

4**

10½˝ × 68½˝ (U)

2

4**

10½˝ × 80½˝ (Y)

1

4½˝ × 7½˝ (A)

4½˝ × 11½˝ (B)

1 of each

1

4½˝ × 8½˝ (A)

4½˝ × 12½˝ (B)

1 of each

1

4½˝ × 8½˝ (A)

4½˝ × 12½˝ (B)

1 of each

1

7½˝ × 11½˝ (C)

7½˝ × 18½˝ (D)

1 of each

1

8½˝ × 12½˝ (C)

8½˝ × 20½˝ (D)

1 of each

1

8½˝ × 12½˝ (C)

1

3**

4½˝ × 56½˝ (Q)

4½˝ × 60½˝ (R)

1 of each

1

8½˝ × 20½˝ (D)

1

2**

8½˝ × 60½˝ (S)

1

2**

4½˝ × 56½˝ (Q)

1

2**

8½˝ × 68½˝ (T)

1

1

1

Size of Pieces

7½˝ × 7½˝

(Center)

1

Number of

Pieces

2

2**

4½˝ × 60½˝ (R)

1

2**

8½˝ × 60½˝ (S)

1

2**

8½˝ × 68½˝ (T)

1

1

2**

8½˝ × 8½˝

(Center)

8½˝ × 44½˝ (M)

1 of each

1

8½˝ × 8½˝

(Center)

2**

8½˝ × 52½˝ (N)

1

3**

8½˝ × 44½˝ (M)

8½˝ × 52½˝ (N)

1 of each

3**

4½˝ × 52½˝ (O)

4½˝ × 56½˝ (P)

1 of each

3**

4½˝ × 52½˝ (O)

4½˝ × 56½˝ (P)

1 of each

7½˝ × 18½˝ (E)

1

1

8½˝ × 20½˝ (E)

1

1

8½˝ × 20½˝ (E)

1

1

7½˝ × 25½˝ (F)

1

1

8½˝ × 28½˝ (F)

1

1

8½˝ × 28½˝ (F)

1

1

4½˝ × 25½˝ (G)

1

1

4½˝ × 28½˝ (G)

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Medium 9781607059714

Wearables

Montilone, Jenelle C&T Publishing ePub

SUMMER FLOUNCE DRESS

SUMMER FLOUNCE DRESS Cloud-soft, pajama-comfortable, and especially sassy thanks to the flounce,* this dress may be your favorite by the time summer ends. Pair with a cardigan for fireside wear, or wear it every day to and from the beach.

* A flounce is strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached to an edge of a garment.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
— Barack Obama —

YOU’LL NEED

3 yards of 54˝ jersey or interlock knit fabric or approximately 6 extra large T-shirts made into yardage

Coordinating thread

Marking tools (chalk or chalk pen, etc.)

T-shirt yarn—enough to wrap around your waist twice

Prep

1. Using the patterns, cut:

1 Bodice Front (on fold) • 1 Bodice Back (on fold)

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Medium 9781617450112

Sultan’s Cushions and Bed Scarf

Harvey, Tamsin C&T Publishing ePub

Cushions and Bed Scarf hand appliquéd and hand quilted by Angela Perry. Fabrics featured in these projects are from the ColorWorks collection by Northcott.

FINISHED SIZE: Cushions, 24˝ × 24˝ (61cm × 61cm) Bed Scarf, 16˝ × 100½˝ (41cm × 255cm)

The sultans of the Ottoman dynasty ruled the Ottoman Empire from 1299 to 1922. The Ottoman sultan was the absolute ruler of the territory, and his words were law. A total of 36 sultans ruled during the Ottoman dynasty. This empire was one of the most powerful states in the world. In the seventeenth century, it contained 32 provinces. The location of the Ottoman capital of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) was ideal, at the center of trade between Europe and Asia on the Mediterranean Basin.

MATERIALS

Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.

Cushion A

■Blue: 1¾ yards (160cm) for front, back, and appliqués

■White: ⅓ yard (23cm) for front

■Red: ⅛ yard (12cm) or small scraps for flowers

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Medium 9781571209580

Double Star: Outpost of the Mists

Helen Frost C&T Publishing ePub

Quilt size: 34¼” × 34¼” • Cut strip width: 1½” • Finished diamond width: 1”

Blue points surround and complement the reds of the center star. Simple diagonal quilting sets off the piece.

Machine pieced and quilted by Helen Frost, 2008.

Material

Fabric 1 is for the center and outer tips of the center star points. Fabric 3 is for the widest part of the center star points. Fabric 4 is for the center and outer tips of the outer star points. Fabric 6 is for the widest part of the outer star points.

¼ yard of Fabric 1 (center star)

1/3 yard of Fabric 2 (center star)

3/8 yard of Fabric 3 (center star)

3/8 yard of Fabric 4 (outer star)

½ yard of Fabric 5 (outer star)

3/8 yard of Fabric 6 (outer star)

5/8 yard for background and first border

¼ yard for second border

¾ yard for third border

3/8 yard for binding

1¼ yards for backing

Batting: 39” × 39”

Read pages 7–24 before starting. Refer back to those pages as needed when constructing the quilt.

Cutting

Fabric 1

Cut 1 strip 4½” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 1½” × 4½” for center star.

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Medium 9781607058649

Value and Contrast

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

value and contrast

What could be more important than color? Color is the exciting, look-at-me-NOW attention getter. However, as fantastic as color is, the contrast between colors and values is the most important thing in the design of your quilts.

The word contrast has many definitions, but I find this one from dictionary.com to be the most meaningful to quilters: Contrast is an “opposition ... of different forms, lines, or colors in a work of art to intensify each element’s properties and produce a more dynamic expressiveness.”

What does that even mean? Simply stated, it means that there are many kinds of contrast: contrast between values, colors, scales, and textures. You need to understand each of these kinds of contrast because you will use them all.

Contrast between the elements in your design makes different areas of your quilt more (or less) visible. Contrast marks the difference between one shape and another, between foreground and background (see The Structure of a Quilt).

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