We Love Colour compiled by Susanne Woods

We love colour has 16 bold and beautiful Kona Solids quilt designs created by 16 iconic designers, published by Stash Books.

I’m a huge fan of Kona Solids, great colours and made from quality opaque cotton.  This book has 16 designs using the whole rainbow and all thoroughly modern too!  Each chapter is a new quilt, with the designers explaining the inspiration behind the design.  The first is a fabulous outsize courthouse step designed by Cherri House.  Above is Amy Ellis Colour Frame Quilt.  All the designs are beautifully written, easy to follow designs and a perfect start for any modern quilter. It also has some more challenging designs that would be perfect for the more experienced.  The projects include precision piecing, improvisational piecing and applique.

Above is Lupine by Emily Cier and quilted by Cathy Kirk, just perfect hexs.  My personal favourite is Orbit by Jennifer Sampou, a dramatic quilt using an organic improvisational technique and freehand cut circles.

Stacked Blankets by Valori Wells above, was inspired by a photograph of quilted blankets.

and finally TV colour bars by Betz White, the perfect TV/sofa quilt.  I really enjoyed this book and inspired to play again with Kona Solids!





2 responses to “We Love Colour compiled by Susanne Woods”

  1. skalabara avatar

    Reblogged this on skalabara and commented:
    Wow, found this wonderful book on the LMQG. Thanks for the inspiring article and the superb quilt photos. This is really some inspiration for my future projects with just solid fabrics.

  2. Donna Moscinski avatar

    Jacquie Gering, one of the contributors to this fab book, is a member of my guild, the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. Thanks for the reminder of how inspirational this book is! I’m thinking maybe we need to have a “solid” challenge in an upcoming meeting.

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