Simply Color: Red: A Crayon Box for Quilters

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9781940655086: Simply Color: Red: A Crayon Box for Quilters

Introducing Simply Color: Red, first in an irresistible new series.  Each book in this rainbow series features 6 patchwork projects celebrating a single color. In this case, it’s red – in all its vibrant variations ­­– showcased in 4 quilts and 2 smaller, less time-consuming projects, clearly explained with 50 helpful illustrations.

If the color red inspires you ­– you’ll love this book. Embark on a kaleidoscopic adventure that takes you from warm geranium tints to dramatic deep crimson tones. Unleash the creative side of your quilting skills as you play with colorful fabrics in solids and prints, combine a variety of tones and tints of red, and explore fresh new designs.

Ideal for adventurous beginners and intermediate quilters. Following a pattern is only a small piece of what goes into creating gorgeous patchwork projects. Each book in this series will teach you: 

  • Color Theory – hues, tints, tones, shades and value
  • Color Combinations – triad, tetrad, complementary, split complementary
  • 6 Patchwork Projects – gorgeous patchwork designs in shades of one color

A crayon box for quilters! The Simply Color Series features all the colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple/Gray. Collect the entire series and learn how a deeper understanding of color can inspire you and add impact to every quilting or crafting project you take on.

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About the Author:

Vanessa Christenson is a wife and mother of four. They run her world, but when they are at work and school, she runs her pattern and fabric design company, V and Co. She has produced three lines of fabric with Moda Fabrics and published Make It Sew Modern with Martingale in 2012.

Her popular pattern line features designs for handbags, quilts, sewn accessories and home décor. This She lives in Marion, Iowa.


May 2015 There are six of these very pleasing little Simply Color books from Lucky Spool; they're designed to be collectible and look eye-catching when placed together on the shelf. Described as 'a crayon box for quilters', this series succeeds in tempting the eye and getting those creative juices flowing. This volume focuses on red, and covers a huge amount of ground with extreme economy. Covering colour theory in short order, with lovely photography and simple layout, the book then moves on to some very interesting and arresting projects that illustrate how useful and dynamic red can be when used in a good context. The stand-out projects here is Nordic Folklore, a quilt featuring a very bold red and white geometric design. Also fascinating is the Red Cross quilt, using squares of subtle red variations to provide lots of visual interest. Light on words but rich in content, Vanessa Christenson's lovely book inspires and explains in a delightful manner. You'll definitely feel like collecting the set. Popular Patchwork

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