American Patchwork & Quilting August 2014
See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting August 2014 issue.
Right at Home
Give It Your Best Dot
Give It Your Best Dot Color Option
Soften the look of a wall quilt with painterly prints showcasing brushstrokes, stamped designs, and unevenly drawn geometrics. Use a mix of floral, leaf, and bright pops of color for an artist’s take on nature.
Tied Together Color Option
Fire and Water Throw
Combine fiery oranges, calming teals, and sandy creams in a bold throw featuring a stunning star in the middle of radiating borders.
English Manor Color Option
Pops of yellow, red, and blue make Pineapple blocks sparkle. The rich browns and tans in this batik wall hanging increase the contrast even more.
Designer: Jill Finley of Jillily Studio
Fabrics: Poppy Patio and Jams and Jellies collections, both by Jill Finley for Henry Glass & Co.
A black rickrack grid seems straight set; the pieced-and-appliqued blocks appear to be set on point. Whichever way you look at it, this throw is a breath of fresh air.
Fresh View Color Option
Ring of Posies
Four appliquéd and pieced flowers dance in circles in the blocks that make up this table runner. Use an earthy blue, brown, and cream color scheme for decor that lasts all year.
Designer: Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt
Why cut apart a single fabric, then piece it back together? When the piecing lines create quilting guidelines, you can skip the marking step.
Hidden Agenda Color Option
Chocolate & Cherries
Chocolate & Cherries Color Option
The Light and Dark of It
Use an unexpected mix of batiks and prints to add depth and scrappiness to a wall hanging. Careful placement of light and dark fabrics makes a checkerboard look that grows darker in the corners.
Fit to Print
Designer: Kim Schaefer of Little Quilt Company
Fabrics: a variety of Kim Schaefer's collections for Andover Fabrics, including Night and Day, Salt and Pepper, and Tic Tac
What sets off bright colors better than anything else? Black and white! Make news with bright squares amidst a black-and-white pieced sashing.
Fit To Print Color Option
Fussy-cut underwater and nautical prints and frame them inside boxes of sea and surf colors for a wall quilt that is perfect for little pirates and mermaids!