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More quilting fun with ColorWorks Concepts fabric

 

Let’s have some more quilting fun with the new ColorWorks Concepts fabric from Northcott! At the beginning of February, I showed you how to make placemats, a table topper and a table runner using the Soho Panel and coordinating fabric from this new, modern collection from Northcott. You can have a look at all the fabrics here. You can also find out which quilt shops in the USA and Canada have these fabrics by using the Product Finder link at the top of the page on the Northcott web site.

Table topper, table runner and placemats using the Northcott "Soho" panel
Table topper, table runner and placemats using the Northcott “Soho” panel

 

I started with one Soho panel and some coordinating solids. After finishing my table set, I still had fabric left over. The panel had sections cut out of it, but I knew I could figure out a way to use the leftovers to make a small quilt.

This was left over from the original "Soho" panel.
This was left over from the original “Soho” panel.

 

I designed this little quilt using the Electric Quilt program. Over the next few days, I’ll show you how to make your own version of the quilt.

Wonky Squares quilt
Wonky Squares quilt

 

Here’s how I started. I cut the remaining panel pieces into squares and rectangles. You need 12 of these pieces for the quilt. The squares will be about 4½” and the rectangles will be about 3½” x 4½”. The measurements don’t have to be exact as long as they are approximately this size.

 

 Leftover Panels from the New York Beauty Panel
Leftover Panels from the New York Beauty Panel

 

To complete the blocks, I decided to use these 7 solids from the ColorWorks collection by Northcott, but you may choose other colors if you wish. You need 20″ of each of the 7 colors. From each fabric, cut 3 – 3″ strips on the lengthwise grain. Cut the strips into 7½” lengths. You’ll have 6 strips 3″ x 7½” of each color.

20" of each of 7 different solids
20″ of each of 7 different solids

 

Cut 6 - 3" x 7½" strips from each solid color fabric
Cut 6 – 3″ x 7½” strips from each solid color fabric

 

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see how to make the blocks. I hope you are continuing to have fun with the new ColorWorks Concepts fabric!

This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
Go to part 2:  Making tilted quilt blocks with Soho fabric panels

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

6 Comments

  1. MoeWest

    The Wonky Squares quilt is a very interesting way to use this fabric.

    • It was a fun quilt to make. Glad you liked it!

  2. Peggy

    Very cool fabrics and pattern

  3. P Reim

    Lots of fun ways to use this great “cheater” fabric.

    • Glad you are enjoying these ideas!

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