The Purple Collection
If you ask me: “what is your favorite color”, I would say: definitely orange… But when I was thinking about how beautiful orange is as a color, or as an color accent in a quilt, I realize that I only have made one orange quilt: Indian Summer. And seven or eight purple quilts!
I love purple as a background fabric in my quilts. Purple compliments each color and makes a quilt sometimes brighter than dark blue or black.
Yes, I would definitely say…. orange and purple are my favorite colors!
If your interested in purchasing one of those beauties, please check the stores at
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size: 58” x 58” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Indian Summer, a brand new design, and the first quilt Jacqueline made of the freshly new designed fabrics. And they're gorgeous. The colors in this quilt, 28 in total, are so bright and colorful.
It's a feast for the eye. The beautiful quilt work is done byTammy Murphy - colourmequilted.ca, from Uxbridge, Ontario - Canada
Level of difficulty: 2 ** | Finished size 59” x 59” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
Black Beauty is the substitute for Sweet Melody.
This quilt is gorgeous to see and easy to make!
The curves are gentle and are easy to pin and stitch and with the easy to follow instructions and drawings this is the quilt to step into the world of BeColourful and get addicted to one of the stunning paper pieced of my designs.
Are you in and you want to do something different this is your moment!
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size 62” x 62” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
I've made "Purple Passion" because I want to show you how beautiful "Summer Dream" can be without all the bright colors I normally use.
The soft purples, greens and pinks in combination with the black and white fabrics and of course her favorite black and white stripe, turned this quilt into an elegant and chic design.
If you have a stunning piece of fabric of about 1.1 yard that you always wanted to use but you have never find the right pattern for it, this maybe is the opportunity to use it and make your own "Purple Passion" in your favorite colors.
Color variation of "Summer Dream"
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size 65” x 65” | Foundation papers available: Yes | Technique: paper piecing
This Sunset Circles is made from fabrics that I had received from Island Batik. At the trade show in Houston in 2007 we agreed that I would make a quilt for their booth at the International Spring Quilt Market 2008 in Portland. Unfortunately, the fabrics arrived later than expected and only 4 weeks before the show I received the box…
Making a new design on such a short notice is really impossible.. For my designs I am often inspired by the looks and feeling of the fabrics that I wan to use.
And, lucky as I am, I can always pick one of my existing designs, and as Circle of Life is still one of my favorites, I decided to use this pattern for the quilt for Island Batiks.
I have made Sunset Circles in 5 days. And although I really like red and purple colored fabrics, after 5 days I had really had it with these 2 colors. But although I was able to finish the top in 5 days, I had still not enough time to quilt this quilt by hand.
Fortunately, Elly Prins lives in Zoetermeer, and when I called her to explain the challenge to quilt this quilt on a very short notice, she spontaneously said that she would make time for this. Elly was able to finish the quilting in 4 days on her long arm quilt machine. I could finish the quilt and Sunset Circles was delivered in time at the booth of Island Batiks.
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size 50” x 50” | Pattern: Copy/trace for personal use | Technique: paper piecing
Back in the days, The American Quilters Society in Paducah had sent us a request whether I would be interested in an interview in their magazine. They also requested if I was willing to do this interview and if I was also able to design a pattern especially for that issue.
Dutch Treasure was the pattern that was featured in the AQS Magazine in 2007 along with a big interview conducted by one of their writers Marjorie Russell with me.
This issue of the Magazine was one of their best selling issues ever.
One year later we had the rights back and we were able to publish the pattern ourselves.
Do you have stash??? Yes! In oranges, reds, yellows, purples, greens, cobalts and teals? Yes…. ! Than this will be a nice pattern to use for your stash. You only need small pieces of fabric to make this stunning quilt. With the detailed instructions you can make the 36 easy to make blocks and the result is a beautiful quilt with stars within starbursts.
Level of difficulty: 4**** | Finished size 51” x 51” | Pattern: Copy/trace for personal use | Technique: paper piecing
Pretty Purple is a quilt in which the colors of the base fabrics are used for the details. The number of colors in the fabric gave Jacqueline the inspiration for the color transitions which she used for the spiked border and the flying geese.
The use of these colors resulted in a very special effect. For Jacqueline it is always very challenging to come up with a quilt, based on traditional shapes and made from actual colors.
The eight specially designed beautiful star points add something to this quilt. And when you accentuate the white parts of the fabric with a lot of small beads in the colors of the fabric it is not only a beautiful quilt but it will be a stunningly beautiful quilt and a real eye catcher on your wall. .
Re-designed as Magic Forest in 2015
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size 60” x 64” | Pattern: Copy/trace for personal use | Technique: paper piecing
A lot of quilters find the hexagon a very difficult pattern… But the hexagon is so nice to make and you can make so many different patterns with a hexagon block. I have made several hexagon quilts: Celebration, Morning Glory Curling Colors and Light into Darkness.
I love to work as precise as I can and with a sewing machine it is really not that hard and the final result…… olala is so gorgeous!
One little tip for an optimal result: stop before you go in to de ¼” seam allowance. If you dont stitch that first or final ¼” seam allowance you can do it!!
Level of difficulty: 3*** | Finished size 52” x 52” | Pattern: Copy/trace for personal use | Technique: paper piecing
When you love to make quilts full of flying geese and stars, then, Follow Me.. Is the quilt pattern to own! Lots and lots of flying geese run into and over each other to make this quilt so special!
Also the 17 stars, made in different color ways add up to the special appearance of this quilt.
And we are certain that, once you have finished the quilt, you have seen enough flying geese for a while ;-)
"How to make a BeColourful Quilt" DVD
Level of difficulty: None
Total Running Time: 120 minutes
Region code: 0 = Playable all over the world
Spoken language: English
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Jacqueline has made a tutorial DVD in which she explains in clear words what she is doing and what kind of technique she is using for each specific “BeColourful” item.
The project that Jacqueline has chosen to make is the “Happiness” quilt. Of course there is a pattern available to make the Happiness quilt yourself. But, what you see in this video is also applicable to any Becolourful quilt pattern. She shows you how to make:
Ø Beautiful flat Stars,
Ø Sharp and pointy Spikes,
Ø Round Circles,
Ø Curves, how to hold your fingers when you place your pins in the fabric,
Ø Flying geese without any problem,
Ø Squares, straight and sharp,
Ø How to cut your pieces,
Ø Y-seams without any crease or difficulty,
Ø And a lot of other special BeColourful items showed in this easy to follow DVD.
Join Jacqueline on her journey through your own Becolourful project!
It will be fun!!
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