Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Color Theory Wrap-Up & Giveaway!

I hope that you've found some useful information over the past few weeks with our color theory posts. The most important part of using and understanding color is having fun with it! Remember that color theory isn't a strict set of rules, but more of a guide to help you better your method of choosing and placing fabric in your quilts. I wanted to leave you with a few resources of inspiration, fun, and reference. Two websites I actually just found myself that are great for color scheme inspiration are: www.ColourLovers.com and www.ColorSchemeDesigner.com. Don't forget about our Design Table! It's a great resource for comparing our fabrics right online.

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Holiday Chic & Holiday Stars

  The Holiday Elegance collection is so festive with its metallic accents! I enjoyed pairing a couple of favorite patterns from the archives of Connecting Threads with these elegant fabrics: Holiday Chic and Holiday Stars.

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Gifty Galore – A Bunch of Crosses pillow

This Gifty Galore project is from the Pillow Pop book by Heather Bostic. This book is full of fun and fabulous pillows, and perfect for scraps! There were quite a few pillows that caught my eye, but I really liked the bold graphic look of the "A Bunch of Crosses" pillow and knew it would go well with the cider-sipping feeling of Sun Kissed Harvest.

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Think Snow! Quilter’s Basics Flannel Novelty Prints

  Connecting Threads flannels are amazingly soft and snuggable! As part of my job here at CT, I find patterns from the past to use with current collections. I really had fun choosing fabrics from the Quilter’s Candy Flannel Novelties, Shake It Up! and Winter Flurry, and Flannel Basics for Snow Buddies and Winter Flurries.

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Autumn Blanket

It was fascinating to watch Jenni’s watercolor of sunflowers, pumpkins, and fall foliage evolve into the stunning fabrics of the Sun Kissed Harvest collection. I love Autumn Blanket, an unusual geometric, strippy-quilt design made with the Sun Kissed Harvest fabrics.

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Sponsor Highlight: Quilters Newsletter Magazine

It is my great pleasure to introduce our third and final sponsor for the Christmas in July contest. Meet Quilters Newsletter Magazine (QNM). We've known the wonderful editors and staff over at QNM for several years, and have always been so inspired by what we see in their magazine. No matter what quilting topics interest you, you will most certainly find something that will pique your excitement in every single issue.

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What Color Evokes

Color is not just something that is aesthetically pleasing—it can influence us in ways we never dreamed. Our moods and perceptions can be altered significantly with the use of color. Color and placement can make or break your connection to the project and it can also help create harmony and a sense of continuity. Knowing what emotions are typically evoked by certain color families might even assist you with your color choices.

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Travel Tissue Case

I made the Travel Tissue Case. It is a free download pattern so you don't have to buy a pattern to make it. It is a great gift and doesn't use much fabric.This is my first one that I made but I plan on making more. I love that it has the zippered section so you can put your lipstick, credit card and money in it, or any other little items you can't live without and off you go.

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We’re now accepting entries for the Design Contest!

If you’ve been working on some fabulous fabric designs for our Fabric Design Contest, today is the day you can start uploading you submissions. We just can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with! We will be accepting submissions from now until August 10th, at which time we will compile everything for the voting round. The best part is that we are allowing you to ...

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Magic Pillow Cases

Of course when the Shake It Up! Flannel fabric came in I LOVED it! I mean, snowmen and snow globes, forget about it! I knew I had to make a pillowcase out of it for my son.

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