Solids: they're versatile, they're affordable, and they've got the starring role in 13 vibrant quilts by top designers! This new collection of bright and simple-to-stitch designs with subtle modern style shines in colorful Kona Cottons. Re-creating each quilt is a snap, thanks to comprehensive color keys and color names included with each pattern.
There's something special about quilts made from solids, and these 13 quilts made with Kona Cottons are no exception. Did you know that Kona Cottons began with a humble 12 colours back in the mid 1980s and the range has grown to a whopping 303 colours, giving quilters endless choice when it comes to solids? The quilts in this book have a deliciously modern feel, contributors include many well-known names in the modern quilting world, such as Julie Herman, Kristi Schroeder, Christa Watson, Heather Jones, Elizabeth Dackson, Angela Walters and Janice Zeller Ryan. The quilt designs range from simple to complex, and include a range of blocks, shapes and colour schemes--making a great study in colour theory. Some use only two colours, others over 20... the sky's the limit. For convenience, some of the patterns make use of Kona precuts such as Roll Ups and Skinny Strips. Conveniently, while the patterns list the colour names, there's an index in the back of the book with swatches of the colours so you can swap out colours or add prints with ease. Solid qulits make great gift quilts, because they can easily be customised to any decor--and this book offers a myriad of patterns to inspire!
Review from Online Quilt Magazine, July 2017
Quilters who love working with solid colours will be familiar with Kona Cottons which have been around for over 20 years. The original 12 primary and bright colours have now been expanded to 303 colours, thus providing a wonderful choice for today's quilters. The experts who made these 13 quilts all explain why they prefer Kona Cottons. Some of their quilts use only a few colours - others use 20 or more and the styles range from modern to more traditional. The Kona colour names are all given, so that you can make exactly the same quilt if you wish and if you really wonder what colour "frappe" or "mimosa" is, then go to pages 62 and 63. Subtle colour changes are possible with this range of shades. The talented designers who produced these 13 quilts have shown what you can do with plain solids. The eye-catching simplicity of "Zoomer" by Elizabeth Dackson and "Columbia" by Debby Grifka are a delight.
Karen M. Burns
An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.
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