Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Autumn Antlers, the September edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
September’s featured color is orange, a perennial challenge for most quilters. Orange, more than any other color, pops up as quilters’ least favorite color in my workshops. Well, no more. I show you, in Autumn Antlers, how to work with orange and make it one of your favorite colors in your quilt’s color palette.
Orange is one of the brightest colors in the quilt shop, and many only think of it for halloween, pumpkins, and garish college football team colors. That’s about to change, because I give you artist’s tips on how to work with a challenging color and make it your own. Eric Carle, author and illustrator of gorgeous children’s books, did this with colors he didn’t like, and they became his favorites. Orange can become one of yours too. Trust me.
Autumn Antlers design is fun, funky, and sophisticated, and evokes fall without limiting its place on your table to only the fall months. This runner would be welcome in any season, any month, in any home. Timeless design, innovative color, all in one stunning runner.
Autumn Antlers Pattern Update: $5.95 (delivered early and automatically to pattern series subscribers – keep reading!) Add to Cart
If you can’t get to the quilt shop to select your own fabrics, no worries. I’m offering an Autumn Antlers kit as well. It’s best to choose your own fabrics for your color palettes, but we all have those times when life gets too busy and we just can’t get to it. I’d rather you be able to do the lesson with a kit than not at all.
Autumn Antlers Kit: $21.95 Add to Cart
Learn by Doing
In addition to learning how to coordinate a fresh autumn color palette, you’ll also discover how to:
- cut and place applique motifs
- learn the best stitches to use for machine applique, including optimal stitch length and width
- improve your machine applique skills by watching two step-by-step videos (COM Subscribers only)
- quilt a freemotion flame design to harmonize with the antler design
So not only do you get a sophisticated and new original design, you update your skills as well.
Last Opportunity to Subscribe and Buy Patterns
September is the last month you can buy a Color-of-the-Month subscription or individual patterns. Why? Because these beauties will be offered in a book, along with a bed quilt using the monthly blocks, that will be available in 2011. I’ll still be sharing the monthly table runner projects for the rest of the year, but they won’t be available for purchase: you’ll have to wait for the book!
To order the Color Mastery Table Runners enhanced e-pattern. click here: I Want to Master Color