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Citrus Quilts
Citrus colors make for bold and stunning quilts. Clockwise from top left: New York Beauty by Sewing Geek, Homage to Ouma by JulieFrick, Modern Medallion Quilt by Stitched in Color, Citrus Improv blocks by Jaceycraft.

Cute Little Pouches
Little pouches are quick to make and fun to embellish. Clockwise from top left: bicycle embellished pouch by monaw2008, Emergency Zippered Pouch Tutorial by A Spoonful of Sugar, Reusable Snack Bags by Happy Together, Feed the Animals Coin Purses by Straight Stitch Society.

Green for Girls
Green is a great color that looks gorgeous on girls! Clockwise from top left: Breezy Tunic Tutorial by Elegance & Elephants, Easy Skirt with Pockets Tutorial by Groovybaby….and mama, Breezy Green Eyelet Tunic Tutorial and Fruit Stripe Skirt Tutorial both by skirt as top.

Video Game Quilts
“Old school” video games play nicely with quilts as the pixel designs translate well into piecing. Clockwise from top left: Tetris Quilt by Material Blessings, Pac-man by Happy Zombie, Super Mario and Goomba by gh quilting, The Zelda Quilt by Polkadot Zombie.

Asian-Inspired Designs
Asian-inspired designs and rich reds are appearing in new fabric collections. Clockwise from top left: Spring’s Beauty Scarlet from the Cameo fabric collection designed by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics, Anastasia Red from the Zhivago collection from Alexander Henry, Tea Rose Scarlet from the Cameo fabric collection designed by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics, Jacobean Proper Posture Solarium from the Ladies Stitching Club fabric collection designed by Liesl Gibson for Oliver + S for Moda Fabrics.