In addition to the article there is free project for my cardinal table runner featuring Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge. The cardinal table runner project is a great project if you're new to paper piecing. It's simple, sweet, and you can get a jump on your holiday sewing (Don't laugh, some people really do prepare this far out, a dream for the rest of us.)
The Color Palette for this project:
Cardinal - Brambleberry in burgundy, Bow Tie Plaid in burgundy, Shimmer Reflections in Red, Wild Carrot in red, Cotton Couture solids in Black and Paprika
Background - Memoir in gold, Cotton Couture solid in Paprika
Binding - Bow Tie Plaid in burgundy
Directions for the table runner can be found in Modern Patchwork Winter 2016, the downloadable templates are available here.