Last week I told you about the newest pattern now available for the Classic Curves Ruler, Black Jack. I’ve been having a bit of fun this week dreaming up how this pattern might look in a variety of fabrics and colors. The original pattern sample is super graphic, high contrast, so here are some examples of how you can put your own creativity into this design. Go crazy with favorite prints in your stash or spring for that pretty new bundle you’ve had your eye on.
Okay, how cool is this version in low contrast, large scale prints? I think this one would make a beautiful wall hanging or bedspread in a modern home with muted color decor. These prints are from an upcoming collection created for Cotton and Steel (RJR fabrics). It would be interesting to try this version replacing the gray rings with shades of green from the prints, or the pink and salmon for more pop.Who can resist this happy inspiration? This version includes prints from the newest bundle in my little shop. This is the Girlfriends bundle, available in fat quarters and half yards. We probably all know a girl who would love this Black Jack quilt in pinks, violet, spring green and aqua.
This one is for the not-too-muted, not-too-bright crowd. My friend, Maureen Cracknell’s newest collection, Flower Child, is just hitting stores now. I like the mix of scale and contrasting colors in this group. It includes both pink and shades of blue, so it’s good in my book (-: This is another one you could play with the colors on the rings. It might be nice to replace one of the colors with white for more pop or go with darker colors like the teal or deep brown.
And, finally, because she gets patterns before anybody else, my mom has her Black Jack top all sewn. As usual, her masterful use of scrappy colors and fabrics makes for a super fun finish. If I remember right, these fabrics are from a new collection by Sarah Fielke for Windham Fabrics.
Do these give you some inspiration? I’ve been working this week on another Black Jack using fabrics from the new Art Gallery Collection, Mediterreneo. I am in love with the colors! (see peek in top photo).
So many possibilities with any pattern! I love dreaming up pretty fabric combinations.
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