Lori Allison of Allison Quilt Designs uses her home ec teaching experience to write patterns for novice quilters. The instructions are clear and detailed and are paired with lots of illustrations. Her designs take simple blocks and make an amazing impact with the use of vibrant color or selective value placement. The wow factor in many of her quilts will also draw more experienced quilters.
Candy Queen is a 92″ x 92″ quilt. Strip piecing (three blocks at a time!) makes construction quick. So full of light – it looks like the sun is shining through the middle of the quilt. I’d love to do this one with blues… very, very light blue in the center and deepen to violet blue at the edges.
The skill level is easy for this fun, Funky Stripes quilt! Perfect for a teen’s room or for that new college student’s dorm room. Instructions are included for three sizes: Lap 46″ x 60″, throw 60″ x 75″, or twin 75″ x 90″.
As the skill level for this one is very easy, it will be a piece of cake to make – Fruit Cake! You can use layer cakes or yardage of big beautiful prints. And by the time you are finished with this twin sized quilt you’ll be a pro at making prairie points.
Color My World is made from lots of Trip Around the World blocks. Construction is a breeze so you can concentrate on having fun playing with color for each of the “trips”. Adjusting the size of the quilt is easy, too – from throw to king, whatever you need.
Allison also has patterns for table runners, totes, placemats and even a feathered (quilted feathered, of course) vest.