An exploration of how selecting different materials, textures, and substrates combined with playing with the design concepts of line, contrast, scale, emphasis, color, volume and texture can impact the end result of the design. 8 quilts each with a multitude of color way options, illustrate how each design decision can impact the direction of a quilt. Projects range from table runners to full sized quilts each encouraging readers to play with design possibilities to create unique quilts of their own. A selection of 8 graphic quilts explores the impact that different textures and materials have on the same design. Hand quilting, needle-turn applique, thoughtful design choices and experimentation replace the fast and easy counterparts found in many pattern books. The author will take readers from sketch, to experimentation, to final result all shot on location at her inspirational Florida studio. Carolyn has a loyal following as a successful and established pattern designer, award winning quilter and a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman.