Move Over Brown, Pink’s in Town!

ColorOfTheYear_RobertKaufmanFabricsDo you know about the color of the year? Robert Kaufman Fabrics announces a new color annually that is expected to trend across quilting, sewing and crafting communities. Sure, brown quilts are lovely, but for 2017, flamingo pink quilts are what’s hot.

Last year, highlight yellow was the color of the year and it was used to create some gorgeous quilts. But, as we look ahead to this year’s color of choice, you may have some decisions to make.

Here are some options for you to narrow down your search:

by Dodi Lee Poulsen
Finished Size: 60″ x 60″
Finished Blocks: 1 (24″) Large Dresden block; 12 (12″) Small Dresden blocks

Dresden Plates in PINK (yippee!), yellow (bringing in last year’s hue), and blue prints are pieced in various sizes for this throw-size medallion quilt. It’s just the right size for a throw quilt pattern, but if you have a large wall space, hang it up! It’s stunning as a wall quilt, too.

Shattered Dresden Quilt
Shattered Dresden

You may want to brush up on your appliqué skills for this one if you haven’t used them in your quilting projects lately. But, don’t fret, this quilt is rated intermediate, so it’s definitely doable. If you’re looking for some guidance on appliqué techniques, we have exactly what you need with several Sew Easy quilting video tutorials for whatever appliqué technique you prefer.

Caroline's Chain Quilt
Caroline’s Chain

by Cyndi Hershey
Finished Size: 91″ x 111″
Project Rating: Intermediate

Here’s a double Irish Chain quilt pattern featuring dark PINK and light PINK Nine-Patches, arranged in such a way that they create one main chain (dark pink) with two chains (light pink) on either side of the main chain. You’ll notice that the Nine-Patches are arranged to make a traditional chain. In order to create this design, the middle and corner squares are the same color with each repetition.

This soft romantic quilt is made with fabrics inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini’s novel, The Wedding Day. The Irish Chain quilt blocks are easy to make using strip sets. Irish Chain quilts tend to be on a traditional quilter’s bucket list, so give this one a go!

Liberty's Star Quilt Pattern
Liberty’s Star

by Kimberly Jolly
Finished Size: 73″ x 86½”
Finished Blocks: 20 (13½”) blocks
Project Rating: Intermediate

This star and patchwork traditional quilt pattern was inspired by Robyn Pandolph’s sweet PINK and blue quilt fabric prints.

Designer Kimberly Jolly decided to play the two colors against each other to create this quilt where the clever star quilt block revolves around a pinwheel center.

Now, it’s time to make a pink quilt!

Searching for the perfect pink fabric for your quilt pattern? Keepsake Quilting has over 100 options for you.

Share a picture of your PINK quilt on the Fons & Porter Facebook page! Tell us about your experience working with pink in the comments below. Yay or nay?

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter


Happy Quilting!

Carrie Sisk, Fons & Porter, Online Editor

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Carrie's first sewing machine was a gift from her dad—a better gift was never given. A crafter, trained pianist and experienced paintballer, when the opportunity arises, she's hiking in Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.