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American Patchwork & Quilting December 2013

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting December 2013 issue.

Cheddar Baskets Color Option

Designer: Laura Boehnke

Fabrics: Legacy collection by Helen Weinman for RJR Fabrics

 

In this version of Cheddar Baskets, go for dark and dramatic with a fabric collection that pairs florals and a graphic black-and-cream print. Showcase fussy-cut bouquets in the setting triangles and replace the center block with a fussy-cut bouquet.

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Profile: Angela Walters

Spotlight on Quilting

Angela Walters shares her secrets for finding fun in finishing quilts. See a slideshow of her beautiful quilting here.

 

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See Angela Walters' website here.

Nordic Snowflakes

Designer: Gudrun Erla of GE Designs

Fabrics: Nordic Visions collection by Gudrun Erla for Red Rooster Fabrics

 

Strip-piece a three-color throw starring Norwegian-inspired motifs and stunning quilting.

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Nordic Snowflakes Color Option

Watercolor Flower

Use fabrics that have a watercolor look to give the geometric quilt pattern a softer appearance. In this wall hanging version of the snowflake became a stylized flower. A multicolor mottled print provides an interesting backdrop to the flower while still being calm enough to prevent visual overload from multiple busy prints. 

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Good Fortune

Designer: Stephanie Prescott of A Quilter's Dream

Fabrics: Java Batiks Macchiato collection by Stephanie Prescott of A Quilter's Dream for Galaxy Fabrics

 

It's a lucky day when you can make two projects for the price of one! This pair of projects--a batik throw and coordinating table runner--features a variation on The Wishing Ring block. See the next slide for the table runner.

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Good Fortune Table Runner

Designer: Stephanie Prescott of A Quilter's Dream

Fabrics: Java Batiks Macchiato collection by Stephanie Prescott of A Quilter's Dream for Galaxy Fabrics


Create this table runner using an extra quilt block and the half blocks trimmed from the quilt top.

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Good Fortune Color Option

Rings of Color

Instead of two-color blocks, use three fabrics in each block in this version of Good Fortune to create interesting rings of color. Add a border to frame the mix of colors and patterns.

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Star Patch

Designer: Marcie Patch of Patchalot Patterns

 

Search your stash for the littlest bits to make Double Nine-Patch blocks. Then intersperse light-background star blocks for a quilt top that sparkles.

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Star Patch Color Option

Pretty in Pastels

Tone-on-tone pastel prints result in a version of Star Patch that has less contrast than the original. Because this quilt used fewer fabrics than the original scrappy quilt, you can take advantage of strip-piecing to save a bit of time.

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Lost at Sea

Designer: Annette Plog

 

Navy-and-shirting Lost Ship blocks are simply set side by side for a scrappy throw with historical appeal.

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Lost at Sea Color Option

 

Sailing Ships

 

Lost Ship blocks rotated 180° form bright orange and orange-and-pink vessels swimming in a cream sea. A green print inner border provides an unexpected pop of cool color. The neutral background offers a great space for beautiful quilting.

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A Delightful Pairing

Designer: Kim Diehl

Fabrics: Biscuits and Jam Perfect Pairings and Oats and Herbs Perfect Pairings collections, both from Kim Diehl for Henry Glass & Co. 


Piecing and appliqué, reds and greens, flowers and fruit--contrasts in the techniques, colors, and motifs on this little quilt result in a harmonious blend.

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A Delightful Pairing Color Option

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

Fabrics: Modern Noir and Ice collections, both by Red Rooster Studio for Red Rooster Fabrics

 

For the leaves in a neutral-color, fusible-applique version of A Delightful Pairing, play up the differences in five fabrics. Some leaves are cut from fabric with texture, such as moire, crackle, and ikat. Fussy-cut a floral to create leaves that look like buds and cut around leaf motifs, positioning the veins down the center of the leaf appliques. 

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Flight Plan

Designer: Kimberly Einmo

Fabrics: Artisan Batiks collections by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics


A bit of pre-planning and organization takes the guesswork out of strip-piecing the V units flying across this quilt. The bonus? No set-in seams!


Get the fabric legend for this quilt.

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Flight Plan Color Option

An Icy Path

Imagine ice crystals on a winter night for this silver-and-blue version of Flight Plan. Fabrics enhanced with glitter make the wall hanging sparkly even more.

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Poinsettia's Allure

Designer: Judy Blok

 

The capitivating shpe of a poinsettia's red leaves inspired an intricate design that is a combination of blocks and pieced sashing. 

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Poinsettia's Allure Color Option

Gem of the Earth

Poinsettias transform into a multifaceted gem of Mother Nature when made in textures of rock, ground, and leaf. Frame one block with sashing and three borders to create a stellar focal point in a wall hanging.

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Don't Box Me In

Design: Angela Walters

Fabrics: Textures collection, including the Right Angles panel, by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics

 

Rethink panel prints! Make the most of a panel's open space to showcase (or practice) machine quilting. Have no fear--we'll show you the stitches step-by-step.

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Cheddar Baskets

Designer: Jill Reid

 

Cheddar is even better when paired with rich tomat reds and deep browns. Use the colorway to piece sweet, small baskets embellished with a bit of applique.

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Cheddar Baskets Color Option

Designer: Laura Boehnke

Fabrics: Legacy collection by Helen Weinman for RJR Fabrics

 

In this version of Cheddar Baskets, go for dark and dramatic with a fabric collection that pairs florals and a graphic black-and-cream print. Showcase fussy-cut bouquets in the setting triangles and replace the center block with a fussy-cut bouquet.

Get the digital issue here.

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