It’s time to once again start highlighting each of our new patterns that were just released at the Houston International Fall Quilt Market 2019. First on the list is Paint Box. You can purchase the pattern in paper or PDF format right here in our Colourwerx shop!
Paint Box was designed by Carl and the first version was specially made for Island Batik using our second signature batik collection with them called ‘Jewel Box’ designed for us by Kathy Brett Engle! As we preview more new patterns in the coming weeks, you’ll see this gorgeous collection of batiks used with each of our new designs! You can view the whole ‘Jewel Box” fabric collection by clicking here!
This little ‘Paint Box’ quilt has quickly become an all time favorite of mine to piece from beginning to end. Let me explain why….
First off – gathering the materials is so – so – so simple – all you need is (1) 2-1/2″ strip roll with at least 40 strips and two 1-yard cuts of coordinating fabrics – that’s it! From those materials, you’ll be able to make the 48″ x 48″ quilt top plus your binding. Throw in 3-1/4 yards backing materials and you are set! (This pattern is also a great stash buster so you could choose to cut the forty strips from your stash!) I used for my second ‘Paint Box’ version the fabulously rich jewel toned Me+You Rainbow assortment of batik strips pictured above!
You will also need the Creative Grids 90˙ Quarter Square Triangle Ruler (CGRT90). You can purchase the ruler from your favorite quilt shop or right here in our Colourwerx shop!
Next sort the strips from your roll into groups – here’s where the fun begins 🙂 – you can sort by color, design, or just because – anything looks great!
Once you’ve cut and sorted your fabrics, its easy strip piecing and lots of it – but it goes fast! I love this step in the process – although I still have to concentrate on my 1/4″ seam, I find strip piecing of this nature very relaxing and easy going.
Next a little pressing and some fun cutting of triangles using the Creative Grids 90˙ Quarter Square Triangle Ruler. And voila!
Lay out the triangles according to the pattern, sew triangles units together to form blocks, sew blocks together to form rows, sew rows together and you’re done! It really is that simple!
To date, I have made five versions of our Paint Box pattern, including the two versions mentioned above.
Here’s another version and this one graces the pattern cover because it truly came out so #colouricious! This version uses Christa Watson’s newest fabric collection from Bernartex Contempo Fabrics called ‘Grid Work’. You can view the whole collection by clicking here and purchase these fabrics in Christa’s shop by clicking here.
Christa’s new fabrics are full of pure color and fun geometric designs so the combination of her “GridWork’ fabrics and the Paint Box pattern created a dynamic and fun quilt for sure!
We also made two versions for our friends at Free Spirit Fabrics, using of course, the new Kaffe Fassett Collective also coming to your local quilt shops and available in February 2020.
And also be sure to check back into our Colourwerx shop as we will have kits for most of these versions coming real soon!
And of course, by all means – please do send us a picture of your completed Paint Box quilts – we always love to see and share all of your beautiful creations made using our Colourwerx patterns!
Carl and I are so thankful for your support and wish you happy and bright quilting always! Until your next colour fix~ L&C xxoo