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10 ways to use Northcott’s Stonehenge fabrics in your quilts

 

The versitality of Stonehenge fabric

This week on QUILTsocial I’m going to be working with Northcott’s newest addition to their Stonehenge family – Stonehenge Elements so today we’re going to be talking about 10 ways to use Northcott’s Stonehenge fabrics in your quilts.

Northcott's Stonehenge Elements

Northcott’s Stonehenge Elements

Created by renowned Stonehenge designer, Linda Ludovico, Stonehenge Elements features a wide range of nature inspired textures in two earthy palettes: Slate and Blue Planet. The progression of color and value in each palette allows subtle gradations in color. Existing Gradations colors coordinate directly with Elements. One palette is a combination of Blue Planet and Robin’s Egg, while the other is from the Slate group. Each colorway also features co-ordinated wide backings.

 

Such Possibilities!!

I’ve been very fortunate to be able to design with Northcott Stonehenge fabrics quite a few times. Here are some of the patterns that I’ve designed with these great fabrics:

Stone Circles

Stone Circles

This beautiful pieced wallhanging was made using the Accuquilt Studio Cutter with Winding Ways #2 die. Templates are included in the pattern for those people who do not have access to the cutter. Pieced Quilt – 33″ x 33″
Cornerstones

Cornerstones

This lovely lap sized quilt uses one Stone Strips pack or one Jelly Roll and two additional fabrics for the borders. Pieced Quilt – 64″ x 64″
Sandstorm by Upper Canada Quiltworks

Sandstorm by Upper Canada Quiltworks

This stunning bed quilt was made using the Stonehenge Skins line of fabric from Northcott. Also looks amazing when made with batik fabrics! Pieced Quilt – 69″ x 81″
Celebrate Canada by Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing

Celebrate Canada by Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing

A wonderful collection of projects to make using Northcott’s new Oh Canada line of fabrics!

And our most recent best selling pattern – Prelude to Winter.

Prelude to Winter by Upper Canada Quiltworks

Prelude to Winter by Upper Canada Quiltworks

This pattern uses the panel and co-coordinating fabrics from the Stonehenge Elements line of fabric by Northcott. The pattern includes instructions for both the bed runner and wall hanging.

I love working with Stonehenge fabrics for a few reasons:

  1. They’re made by Northcott so they’re exceptional quality.
  2. They feel WONDERFUL.
  3. The designs have so much depth and variation that no two quilts made with them will look exactly the same.
  4. The themes range from nature, patriotic and juvenile to animal print, holiday and sewing supplies, but they all have that same wonderful Stonehenge feel to them and many of the fabrics co-ordinate from one line to another.
  5. There are wide backings also available.

 

Use Stonehenge fabrics in your favorite “pre-cut” pattern

There’s a wide variety of pre-cuts available in the Stonehenge fabric line. Instead of jelly rolls and layer cakes, Stonehenge fabrics come in the following aptly named collections:

  • Chips – contain 42 – 5″ x 5″ squares (use in any pattern calling for charm squares)
  • Tiles – contain 42 – 10″ x 10″ squares (use in any pattern calling for layer cakes)
  • Strips – contain 40 – 2½” x WOF strips (use in any pattern calling for jelly rolls)
  • Rolls – contain 10 – fat quarters (use in any fat quarter friendly pattern)

As you can see, the possibilities for Stonehenge fabrics are ENDLESS!! Lucky for me, this week I get to play with Northcott’s new Stonehenge Elements fabric line. Although Nellie and I have already used this fabric line to design our Prelude to Winter pattern, I’m excited to use the other colorway – Blue Planet. After looking through Northcott’s website and talking about 10 ways to use Northcott’s Stonehenge fabrics in your quilts, I can’t wait to get started!!

 

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Curved piecing in art quilts – traditional vs improvisational

I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com.

11 Comments

  1. Laura Phillips

    Temptation . . . do I need more stash, Yes, Yes, Yes! I must have this fabric.

    • Go for it!! These fabrics are just beautiful – and very versatile!

  2. Kathy Meeres

    Love these fabrics!

  3. Janet

    Love these fabrics!

  4. Pam

    Thank you for the eye candy! These fabrics are beautiful, and I appreciate all the ideas for using them.

  5. Beth B

    Beautiful fabrics! Great quilts! Prelude to winter is on to do list now.

  6. Kathy Kettner

    Love this fabric!

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