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NOTE: I’m now taking international orders. Here’s how it works: After you place your order and pay via Pay Pal, I’ll assemble the items, have them weighed and the postage calculated. I will then send you a “Request for Money.” Once you pay the postage, I’ll mail your package.

Kits & Yardage

Note: The images here are a bit more saturated than the actual fabrics. But I think you will be delighted with the real thing!

I love ombré fabrics—they have so much potential for creating special effects with color. The “Gelato” ombrés from E.E.Schenck come in bright colors, with smooth value and color transitions from light to dark. I used these fabrics with Kaffe Fassett prints in my Lustrous Squares quilt. The kit has nine 5-inch-wide strips of Gelato ombrés in the colors shown..

$18 + tax + shipping/handling

You can also buy the Gelato kit as ¼ yard cuts. $30 + tax + shipping/handling

Lustrous Squares Pattern and Gelato Strips Kit
Includes pattern and nine 5-inch strips. (You supply the center and border fabrics.)

$28 + tax + shipping/handling

You can buy Gelato, Serenity, and Gradations fabrics in quarter-yard increments, starting with ¼ yard and going up to 2 yards; email me for larger quantities. The following images are of the fabric on the bolt, with the fold to the left and the selvages to the right, to give you an idea of the scale of the color and value shifts.














































Books & Patterns

The Quilter's Color Club, C&T, 2011, 96 pages, $27.95 + tax + shipping/handling.

My new color book is inspired by more than a dozen years of teaching color workshops, designing patterns, and writing about color. The Color Club format, with a series of "Give It a Try!" color studies and dozens of "Color Cues," will open your eyes to fresh ways to work with color, on your own or in a group. Eight projects help you put the theory into practice, and a gallery of quilts from dozens of talented quilters will motivate and inspire you.

Color: the Quilter's Guide, That Patchwork Place, 1997, 128 pages.

This book covers all the material in my Color Camp workshop, plus much more. Learn to use the language of color - value, temperature, and intensity - and get to know your way around the color wheel, an invaluable tool for all quilters. You'll also find a gallery of fabulous quilts, strategies for building color palettes, tips for avoiding the pitfalls, and six quilt projects. You can usually find this, my first book on color, used on Amazon.

Color for Your Home, Sunset Books, 2000, 144 pages

This book offers a step-by-step approach to using color in your home. It begins with Color Basics, simple concepts that allow you to think about and work with color in new ways. Color Strategies spells out the process for building a color scheme, starting with your givens, gathering and editing your materials, and ending with a cohesive decorating plan. Color Ideas offers a gallery of beautiful rooms in a wide variety of decorating styles. I handpainted the color rings, color swatches, and color palettes used throughout.

Kimono Collage Vest

This surface-stitched vest with asymmetrical front, collar band, and tie closure provides a great canvas for color and design work.

The back of the pattern lists yardages for sizes S-XXXX. In addition to the fabric, you'll need a sewing machine with walking foot, rotary equipment, fine pins, and 5 or 6 spools of various colored threads. Click image for larger view.

$13.00 + tax + shipping/handling.

happy jacket pattern

Happy Jacket

I gave my jacket this lighthearted name because that’s how I felt when I was making it: happy! You’ll need a sweatshirt two sizes larger than you would normally wear, because the surface stitching significantly shrinks the sweatshirt fabric. Choose a variety of fat quarters and a special trim for the chenille circles. See “Lectures & Workshops” for a complete description and supply list.

$10.00 + tax + shipping/handling

Lustrous Squares

Learn to attach strips around the center squares to take advantage of the value and color changes in ombré fabrics. The borders spin too, making this a super-simple pattern.

$10.00 + tax + shipping/handling

Black Opals & Ribbon Candy

Triangle paper and a row-by-row construction make this quilt suitable for all skill levels. This pattern includes specific fabric guidelines, but you can use other types of fabrics, as long as they are the values listed.

$10.00 + tax + shipping/handling



This complex-looking quilt is surprisingly easy to make: you sew “basic blocks” consisting of one center fabric and strips of another fabric to surround the center, then “whack” the blocks off-center and reconfigure the units. Follow the “luminosity” recipe, explained in the directions, to create a quilt that glows.

$9.00 + tax + shipping/handling

Elegant Circles

The graphic impact of this shadowed-circle quilt is the result of contrasts in value, color, visual texture, and pattern. You’ll learn how to isolate areas of your fabrics, iron-baste the circles to freezer paper, and create the shadows that give the design a sense of depth and volume. Includes a full-size, card-stock template.

$12.00 + tax + shipping/handling

Christine's Color Wheel

I've had a wonderful response to the color wheel I use in my workshops, and it's now available to quilters. My wheel includes an 8 1/2 x 11-inch version of my fabric color wheel (printed on the highest quality luster paper), plus a 4-page brochure of color concepts, combinations (split complementary, analogous, triadic, to name a few), tips, and strategies for traditional and contemporary quilters.

$13.00 + tax + shipping/handling

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