Fat Quarterly No. 5, from Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop, features 8 fat quarters in a greyscale gradient and the Awaken quilt pattern. We wanted to show you how to showcase the 8 fabrics and have the tones really bounce off the two background colours that you might choose to go with them. This edition of Fat Quarterly includes a discount to Patch Halifax (for all your background fabric needs!), which expires Sept. 16, 2021, so don’t delay in ordering your bundle (available starting Aug. 12, 2021).
Here is how you can think about choosing these two colours:
  • SATURATION is the purity of colour that determines its brightness or dullness. Background #1 is a “stronger”, louder, more saturated colour.
  • When you lighten or darken a colour with white or black, they become MUTED – the opposite of saturated. Background #2 is more muted and less saturated. (Find a more in-depth colour glossary here.)
Here are some mockups to help you visualize the possibilities. (Disclaimer: Images are only representations of the fabric; actual fabric may differ from what appears here!)
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Sample quilt:
Background #1: Kona Grellow
Background #2: Kona Shell
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Salmon
Background #2: Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Seafoam
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Yarrow
Background #2: Kona Nightfall
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Pimento
Background #2: Kona Ice Peach
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Deep Rose
Background #2: Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Olive OR
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Sienna
Background #2: Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Olive
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Roasted Pecan
Background #2: Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Mocha
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Background #1: Kona Bluegrass
Background #2: Essex Yarn-dyed Linen in Lingerie
Modern Quilt - Fabric - Keephouse X 3rd Story Workshop
Awaken Quilt - 3rd Story Workshop
The Awaken pattern is a gentle introduction to improv quilting — some mild loosening up within each block. The pattern includes links to video tutorials guide you through the process! I’m so excited to share this newest Keephouse X 3rd Story bundle and pattern with you. Enjoy!