Quilt Theory New Pattern Release: Color Crossing

May 17, 2017
Color Crossing by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory Pattern

I’m thrilled to share my newest quilt from Quilt Theory Pattern Company, available online for purchase for $3. Color Crossing features an ombre rainbow in one of my favorite, go-to block designs.

Color Crossing by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory

All you need for this pattern is 3 charm packs in your favorite colors, and the background fabric of your choice.  I used Kona Cotton in the Sunset palette, which you can purchase from amazon, right here (affiliate link).

Orange Peel Quilting by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

I quilted this design in a traditional orange peel, or pumpkin seed pattern. I’l be posting a video tutorial on quilting the orange peel pattern soon, so stay tuned.

Color Crossing by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory Pattern

Our goal at Quilt Theory is to create simple and modern quilt patterns, and we design collections of patterns printed on small cards and one-page PDFs. As a group, we have become a strong team as we worked through writing, testing, editing, and quilting the patterns in our collection.

For our second collection, we challenged ourselves to write patterns that utilize pre-cut bundles of fabric. We hope you find a lot of inspiration in our collection to make quilts from your favorite bundles in your stash.

Color Crossing by Stephanie Palmer for Quilt Theory Pattern Company

How to Buy

Digital downloads of our PDF patterns are available now through our website QuiltTheory.com. Pattern cards coming soon to a local quilt shop near you! Please let your local quilt shop know you want them to carry Quilt Theory patterns.


To celebrate the launch of Quilt Theory, I am giving away a PDF copy of my pattern, Color Crossing. To sweeten the deal, I’ll also include 3 charm packs of Kona Cotton in the Sunset Palette that I used for this pattern.

Please leave a comment with your favorite fabric line to sew with.

The giveaway ends Sunday, May 21st at midnight eastern time and a random number generator will select the winner. Giveaway open to participants 18 years or older and international participants are welcome. *If you buy my pattern and then you win it, I’ll refund you or let you pick out another free Quilt Theory pattern 🙂

Blog Hop Schedule:

Be sure to visit the rest of the Quilt Theory designers this week during our blog hop.


Quilt Theory Designers (l to r): Cheryl Brickey-Meadowmist Designs, Daisy Aschehoug-Ants to Sugar, me!, Yvonne Fuchs-Quilting Jetgirl, Lorinda Davis-Laurel, Poppy and Pine, Stephanie Palmer-Late Night Quilter & The Quilter’s Planner, Michelle Bartholomew

Quilt Theory Release Blog Hop Schedule

Friday 5/12 – Quilt Theory

Saturday 5/13 – Kitty @Night Quilter

Monday 5/15 – Michelle @Michelle Bartholomew

Tuesday 5/16 – Daisy @Ants to Sugar

Wednesday 5/17- Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Thursday 5/18 – Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs

Friday 5/19 – Lorinda @Laurel Poppy and Pine

Saturday 5/20 – Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl

Monday 5/22 – Quilt Theory


  • Reply Karen Thurn May 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

    This is a beautiful quilt. I like to sew with fabrics I get on sale. And if I can find Art Gallery on sale, I am especially pleased.

  • Reply Lauri Gonzalez May 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I like so many different lines that it is hard, but I do really like Soulful by Art Gallery Fabrics.

  • Reply Debbie Miller May 20, 2017 at 12:13 am

    My favorite fabric to sew is Kona Cotton. I love the “feel” of the fabric and the colors-I want a collection of them all!

  • Reply Julie a. May 20, 2017 at 3:36 am

    I love sewing with Robert Kaufman fabric.

  • Reply Verna May 20, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I don’t really have a favorite–anything from my local quilt shop is a pleasure to sew with!

  • Reply Mom C May 20, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Lately I’ve been sewing a lot with Art Gallery. It hasn’t been a real conscious decision but their color combinations speak to me. I’ve made at least 6 quilts since Christmas where they were the majority of the fabrics.

  • Reply sharon A Galli May 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I like most fabric– I like moda, freespirit and art gallery.. I haven’t sewn much w solids but, feel the need to start

  • Reply Jayne P May 20, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I have some Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I am just about to use

  • Reply Sue May 21, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I don’t really have a favorite fabric line. I tend to be very scrappy and mix many lines together. I really like this pattern.

  • Reply Monique Belmer May 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Pretty much anything designed by Alison Glass can almost always be considered my favorite

  • Reply anna May 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I like Kona Cotton also, I usally buy the precuts.

  • Reply Sarah Goer May 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    I love Alison Glass Sunprints.

  • Reply Mary on Lake Pulaski May 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

    My favorite fabric line to sew with is Kona Cottons.

  • Reply Lori M May 22, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I love many lines of Fabric..Moda, Kona, Me & My Sister, ..can go on & on lol….I love whatever “grabs” me…and becomes my fave for the Moments… & yep..do save alllll my scraps! Love em all!! giggle…

    Thak you for chance to win your Give-a-way! LOVE your Quilt!! 😀

  • Reply Jessica May 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Such a cute quilt! I love to sew with anything by Carolyn Friedlander. Her fabric always makes a project better. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Pam October 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I like so many fabrics it’s hard to choose. Right now, Alison Glass prints are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt! The colors are gorgeous!

  • Reply Chris October 18, 2017 at 4:23 am

    I really like all fabric but lately I adore Art Gallery fabrics. They feel wonderful. Anything with color like Tula makes me happy.

  • Reply Susan L. October 18, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I really can’t pick just 1 favorite fabric line to sew with. I love so many! I do sew with a lot of Kona solids, & am especially fond of anything Kim Diehl.

  • Reply Rosalind Gutierrez October 18, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I like to use Kona for background fabric and Moda is also great to work with.

  • Reply Kathy Cummings October 18, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I have many favorites but currently, it’s Kona!
    Thank you!

  • Reply Thriftyredhead October 20, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Kona Cotton and Tula Pink are my favorite.

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