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American Patchwork & Quilting August 2014

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting August 2014 issue.

Fit To Print Color Option

Aquarium Views

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!

 

Get the free quilt pattern here.

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Right at Home

From an in-home studio just steps from their family room, designer Jill Finley creates works of heart.

See more pictures of her home here.

 

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Give It Your Best Dot

Designer: Debby Luttrell of Stitchin' Heaven

 

Can you spot the dots? While there are no curved pieces, the circular designs in this quilt are the result of alternating blocks in opposite colorations. 

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Give It Your Best Dot Color Option

Nature's Canvas

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.

 

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Tied Together

Designer: Lynn Roddy Brown

 

A designer unites block swap leftovers -- triangle-squares, Rail Fence blocks, and 2-1/2"-wide strips -- in a medallion-style quilt that is a simply scrappy delight.

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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.

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English Manor

Designer: Marti Michell of From Marti

Fabrics: Tomorrow's Promise collection by Marti Michell for Maywood Studio

 

Visually soften the points of Pineapple blocks by cutting up multicolor fabrics for half of the strips. Frame the classic beauty in a stately floral border.

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English Manor Color Option

Pineapple Sparkle

 

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.

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Fresh View

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.

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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.

 

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Hidden Agenda

Designer: Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt

Fabrics: Kona Cotton solids collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and the Modern Home collection from Monaluna

 

Why cut apart a single fabric, then piece it back together? When the piecing lines create quilting guidelines, you can skip the marking step.

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Just Bright

Designer: Sheila Sinclair Snyder of License to Quilt

Fabrics: Kona Cotton solids collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
 

Use scrappy solids and turn blocks on their sides for an easy throw.

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Hidden Agenda Color Option

Deisgner: Laura Boehnke

Fabrics: Ink Blossom collection by Sue Marsh for RJR Fabrics

 

Pair black-and-white prints with bold colors. The size of the triangles provides enough room to nicely showcase larger-scale prints. 

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Chocolate & Cherries

Designer: Tammy Vonderschmitt

Fabrics: Collection for a Cause Mill Book Series Circa 1852 collection by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics

 

Delicious squares of brown, red, and cream form a checkerboard-and-chain design that flows seamlessly into the border.

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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.

 

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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.

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Fit To Print Color Option

Aquarium Views

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!

 

Get the free quilt pattern here.

Stitches to Savor

Designer: Sue Spargo

 

Consider these beyond-the-basics stitches when you're ready to embellish a project. Get the first five 2014 issues to learn 10 embroidery stitches. A project in the December 2014 issue will incorporate the year's stitches.

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