Thursday, January 4, 2018

Looking for a Tropical Boost? We have one!

If winter has you bundled up inside and you need a little cheer in the post-holiday letdown, try out this tropical project featured in Easy Quilts magazine! Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton used the whimsical Happy Hour 3 collection from Kanvas to create a table runner and placemats. They're sure to put your in a happy hour kind of mood...just add a little lemon! 
"It's 5 O'clock Somewhere designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton;
featured in Easy Quilts Winter 2018

What attracted you to the Happy Hour 3 collection?
We just thought it was so fun! Novelty prints can be more challenging to work into a pattern, but these prints are so playful that we wanted to create a project that was both accessible and useable.

Do you have a favorite fabric?
The black allover toss caught my eye. It worked out really well on the placemats. And, it has drink recipes on it!

Tell us about your design.
The drink stripe is another cool print that we really wanted to work into the project. It’s so dramatic. 

A fussy cut strip of the stripe worked perfectly running down the center of the runner, surrounded by alternating sections of the collection’s second stripe. We were also able to use the silver cocktail stripe at the top and bottom of the placemats.

What was your intent with this project set?

We were thinking girls’ night in—have some friends over for a night of cocktails and conversation.

Click here to see the entire Happy Hour 3 collection.
Click here to purchase the pattern.
Click here to find Easy Quilts Winter 2018 magazine. 

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