Posts tagged: "color"

  1. Favorites of 2015: most stash-friendly pick of the year

    Posted by on December 29, 2015

    The moment I saw it, I added the End of the Rainbow quilt from the cover of Irish Chain Quilts to the top of my to-do list. End of the Rainbow quilt from Irish Chain Quilts I have a large stash of neutrals AND a large stash of batiks. My goal is to make my […]


  2. Dip a toe in the modern-quilting pool (+ sale!)

    Posted by on September 28, 2015

    Do you find negative space intriguing? Want to try classic blocks with a twist? How about improv piecing or intentional imperfections—do these ideas make you stand up and cheer? Modern quilt designs can be an exciting experiment for traditional quilters, and they often rely on the ideas mentioned above. Right now, we have not just […]


  3. Blog hop! Rainbow stash? Add black and white (+ giveaway)

    Posted by on September 25, 2015

    Today’s our stop on the blog hop for the new book Splash of Color. If you’re visiting Martingale’s blog for the first time, welcome—be sure to subscribe to our posts so we don’t lose touch! Does your fabric stash resemble a rainbow? Then it’s a perfect match for A Splash of Color. You’ll learn to […]


  4. New quilt books! Machine quilting, Double Stitch, more (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 1, 2015

    Welcome to Wish List Day! Today you’ll get a sneak peek at new books from Martingale, all on their way to your local shops this month. Click on a cover below; then use the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” tools at ShopMartingale.com to keep track of your favorites. Subscribe to our blog for info on […]


  5. Flash sale! Scrap quilts made simple: 3 ways to play

    Posted by on August 28, 2015

    What’s a quilter to do when her yardage, precuts, and scrap stash keeps growing, with no signs of stopping? The answer is simple: make scrap quilts! But many quilters wonder how to make a scrappy quilt sing. So many different fabrics…where should they all go? When you see a scrap-quilt pattern that doesn’t jive with […]


  6. Choosing colors for quilts: advice from an expert

    Posted by on July 24, 2015

    When you consider all the gorgeous quilts in the world, it’s surprising to learn that many quilters say choosing colors for quilts is one of their biggest challenges. You’d never guess it from the beautiful results. But I understand; I’m one who readily admits to a lack of confidence when it comes to color. That’s […]


  7. Slip some color into your knits (+ yarn giveaway)

    Posted by on June 26, 2015

    Remember the BIG box of crayons you owned as a kid? The one with nearly 100 colors to choose from? Browsing the local yarn shop can feel just like pawing through those colorful crayons. So many fabulous, fantastic, phenomenal hues! If you’ve never tried knitting with multiple colors, you’re in for a thrill. Best-selling author […]


  8. Beauties for your red, white, and blue stash (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 24, 2015

    With Flag Day kicking off summer and 4th of July celebrations not far behind, many Americans think of red, white, and blue as the unofficial colors of the season. 
“Americana” by Gerri Robinson But if the patriotic scheme isn’t part of your decor, fear not! Instead, pare down to two colors—red and white, or blue […]


  9. One goofproof way to choose quilt colors (+ sale)

    Posted by on April 13, 2015

    If you’ve ever wished that quilt color combinations would come to you via instinct, intuition, or a reoccurring series of color-splashed dreams, you’re not alone. Let’s face it: some quilters have a natural gift for choosing colors. And then there’s the rest of us! Lessons in color theory are helpful, but there’s no substitute for […]


  10. Poof! Add a magic color to your quilts (blog hop + giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 5, 2015

    Welcome, all A Modern Twist blog hop-ees! We’re excited to be a stop on Natalie Barnes’s blog hop for her new book. Natalie is a contributor to popular Martingale books including Fun-Size Quilts, Kitchen Stitches, and Set the Table. We’re thrilled that she now has a book of her very own, which includes a special […]