Tips and Tutorials Tuesday – A Riot of Color – free pattern

February 16, 2016

Hello everyone!  It’s time for the Tips and Tutorials Link Party! Scroll down below to enter your link and check out the fabulous tutorials from the incredible quilting bloggers in our community.


Since it’s Tips and Tutorials Tuesday, I also want to highlight a free tutorial written by Kitty at Night Quilter.

Riot of Color Pattern Full

This gorgeous pattern is called Riot of Color, is an 11 x 19 1/2 block.   It’s the perfect choice for your Quilter’s Planner cover. It’s a study in the explosive use of color; and other than using for a cover for a journal or your planner, there are a million other uses I can think of too.

It would be an incredible panel for a bag, or it would make for eye-catching placemats, or even a fantastic center for a creative medallion quilt.  The sky is the limit with this one.  Alison Glass provided the inspiration and the palette, Kitty provided the structure, and now you can take it anywhere you can imagine.


Riot of Color pattern for Quilters Planner

You can download free PDFs for Kitty’s Riot of Color pattern, and the Quilter’s Planner Zippy Cover by Amanda Kattner on the Quilter’s Planner site.

And if you choose to sign up for my mailing list there, you’ll get updates about the next version of the Quilter’s Planner, as well as occasional emails with PDFs of the new quilting organizational tools I develop.


My blogging friend Leslie, from The Seasoned Homemaker, has been hosting an in-depth discussion with women in our quilting community about finding the time to sew.  It seems like no matter who you are, or what your life circumstances are, it can be tricky to actually find the time to sit down and sew something.

It’s painfully difficult sometimes, especially with four kids and a job.  But I hold strong to the belief that in order to maintain my sanity and a positive outlook on life, it’s essential that I find a way to Make Something Beautiful Each Day.

I sat down with Leslie recently, and we talked about it.  I share my experiences and my struggle to make time to sew on her blog today. If you don’t already follow Leslie’s blog, you should definitely check it out.  It’s polished, beautiful to look at, helpful and inspiring.

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  • Reply Leslie February 16, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Stephanie, thank you for your kind words! Your work is so inspiring and I am amazed at how much you accomplish with such a full life! And, Kitty’s cover is so amazing!

  • Reply faithandfabric February 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    No link-up this week for me, but just a note to say I totally agree with you. Finding time to sew is *hard* – especially with little people in the house! Like you, I’m a better wife, mother, friend, and person when I have time to sew and create each day. Some days, it’s only a few moments – but I treasure those times!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter February 18, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Man Leslie is so right! I’ve hardly had any time to sew, but I have to make it the priority because I’m really feeling the loss right now.

  • Reply Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter September 18, 2016 at 1:49 am

    The downloads do not seem to be there? Oh well.

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