Did you ever wonder how to put those neutral batiks to work for you?

Since a trip to New York, our Editor, Jean Nolte has had her eye on Timeless Treasure's Tonga Sugarplum collection of strips and squares.  She also likes the shy tones of their neutral batiks and wanted to use both together with her favorite accent color— a beautiful royal purple. 

 As soon as Jean got back to her room, she was busy designing a quilt to use her new found favorite color palette. The neutral batik not only sets off the Sugarplum palette and accenting purple, but makes your eye go to the background to see what design is going on there as well.

She has it almost done and will be teaching it on the Fons & Porter Alaskan Cruise and it will be featured in the July/Aug issue of Love of Quilting. It's called Imperial Diamonds and she's worked out an easy method to make this difficult looking quilt very do-able.

Here are a few more shots of her quilt in progress!

Stay tuned—we've got some more quilts to sneak peek coming soon!

Happy Quilting!

Diane, Assistant Editor