Make One, Two or All Four of These Coordinated Quilt Projects!
Have you ever seen a new line of fabric and had your mind go wild with ideas for using it? That’s what happened to Tammy, who works for Moda Fabrics. The fabric line that inspired her was a wintry mix called In From the Cold from Kate Spain.
Tammy started out with Kate Spain’s “In from the Cold” quilt pattern, and kept right on going.
By the time she was done she had reduced the individual quilt blocks in size and made them into a gift bag, table runner and placemats.
Luckily for us, the instructions and tutorials for all these patterns are free!
Before we get to Tammy’s patterns, here are a couple of quilts to enjoy made from the quilt pattern.
The first one is by Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio. Notice how he pieced “steam” for all the blocks instead of using embroidery on some. See more of Greg’s “Hot Chocolate” quilt here.
The next quilt is from Inspiring Creations. Nettie’s version was made from a kit made up of the In From the Cold fabrics. See more of Nettie’s quilt here.
To make your own version of this wonderful quilt you’ll need Tammy’s pattern. Fortunately, it’s free. There are also free patterns for matching placemats, a table runner and a gift bag, all of which you’ll find below.
“In from the Cold” Quilt. Finished size is 50″ x 62″.
“In from the Cold” Gift Bag, Placemat and Table Runner.
While Tammy used a particular fabric line for her “In from the Cold” quilted projects, any wintery fabrics will work. Choose fabrics you love and make each of these projects uniquely yours!
(Refer to the full sized pattern in the first link, above, for construction instructions for the small quilt blocks.)
We love these steaming mug blocks and all the things Tammy did with them!
Here’s the charming gift bag:
The placemat is equally lovely!
And finally, the table runner. What a lovely little quilt to display on your table during cold weather!
An added bonus from this quilt pattern combo is being able to see how Tammy adapted the original pattern to other projects. Understanding her process can help you adapt other patterns on your own.
Blue Ridge Girl at Shadows of the Blue Ridge created her own variation. She incorporated the blocks into the Lines in the Sand placemat pattern, added coasters and gave the set as a wedding gift.
Visit her site to see more photos and to learn how she made this charming gift.
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