My precuts are finally here! The Christa Watson Designer palette from Robert Kaufman comes in Fat Quarters, Ten Squares, Roll Ups and Charm packs.
Each bundle includes 28 shades of reds, orange, yellows, and greens. I chose these fresh citrus colors because they are warm and inviting. The pops of green cool it down a bit and the whole bundle sparks excitement (at least for me)!
I originally chose these colors to make Facets, my favorite quilt from my book Machine Quilting With Style. Just one fat quarter bundle will be plenty of fabric to make the quilt top. You can throw in an accent color like I did, or make all of the blocks from crazy pieced fabric. I used Kona Snow for the background, and it really sets off the bright colors!
Facets, from Machine Quilting With Style
Of course, I couldn’t just stop there! I really had an itch to tweak my Charming Chevrons pattern and see what it would look like with the new colors! All it takes is 4 charm packs (or one set of Ten-Squares) plus background fabric. This time I went darker with the background, opting for Kona Coal to make the colors pop.
I’m calling this version Feathered Chevrons – it’s my current WIP!
Finally, I thought it would be fun to design a quilt using nothing but roll-ups. Puzzle Box is available as a free PDF download when you sign up for my email newsletter. It uses just one roll-up of my designer palette, plus one roll up of background. Of course, it would look great in your favorite precuts, too!
Puzzle Box, a Free Pattern made from Roll Ups (Jelly Rolls)
When you purchase your precuts and start sewing with them, please share what you make in my Facebook Group: Quilt With Christa. You can also hashtag your work in progress on Instagram, using #christawatsonpalette. I love to see what you are making!