Today I get to tell you about a fantastic new book! Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel is a beautiful collection of quilts sure to inspire you!
Jackie has been a friend for a number of years, and I’m so excited to see her add author to her long list of accomplishments. She’s an excellent teacher, and her encouraging and precise voice comes through in the writing of the patterns and instruction in Splash of Color. There’s a little bit of everything in the book, with simple piecing, paper piecing and curves you will definitely find a quilt that speaks to you!
Crossroads is a stunner! I love the variety of prints in the black and white fabrics, and the colorful bits are so dynamic.
The table runner and placemat set, called It’s a Celebration is so fun – I might have to make it for the triangle border alone!
Dreaming of Pyramids is another great quilt, I love the balance the solid fabrics lend to the black and white prints. Jackie has expert advice for mixing prints, and colors so that you can have stunning success with any of the patterns you decide to make!
As you can see, the quilts in Splash of Color, are all about black and white prints with a touch of color added in. Some quilts have the whole rainbow, and others are focused on just a few. Many of the quilts are shown with a second option, solids, or alternate color ways are explored to further your inspiration.
Today is the last day of the hop, be sure to visit all the other bloggers to learn more about Splash of Color, and enter to win your own copy of the book!
Wednesday, September 23
Jackie Kunkel – Canton Village Quilt Works
Kate Colleran – Seams Like a Dream
Pat Sloan – Pat Sloan Blog
Thursday, September 24
Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life
Shelly Pagliai – Prairie Moon Quilts
Margaret Solomon Gunn – Quilts Of Love
Friday, September 25
Faith Jones – Fresh Lemons Quilts
Martingale (that’s us!) – Stitch This! blog
Autographed copies of Splash of Color are available here, or you can purchase through Amazon or Martingale.
**Enter to win an ebook of Splash of Color by leaving a comment here. Tell me about your current project, especially if it’s a rainbow!
Winner will be announced October 5th – Good luck!