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American Patchwork & Quilting December 2016

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting December 2016 issue.

  • December 2016

    The December 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from October 3--December 6.

    Missed it? Order a digital issue here.

  • Mystery Row Quilt

    Designer: Pat Sloan

    Fabrics: Hometown Girl Batiks collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics

     

    In each 2016 issue you’ll get instructions for one row. At the end of the year you can put the rows together to make a throw. Join us on Instagram and Facebook to see what others are sewing with hashtag #APQrowquilt.

     

    Get more info about the Row Quilt here.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Paved in Color

    Designer: Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream

    Fabrics: Color Weave Medley collection by P&B Textiles

     

    Intentional color placement forms a subtle path while block rotation creates secondary star bursts.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Paved in Color Color Option

    Fall's Falling Leaves

    Use classic autumn colors to transform four blocks from a bed-size quilt into a fabulous fall wall hanging. A cream hue frames the tumbling leaves in the center.

    Get the free quit pattern here.

  • Hash About

    Designer: Scott Hansen

    Fabrics: various collections by Cotton + Steel

     

    Play with improvisational cutting and bold fabrics to piece energetic hashtag-inspired blocks in two sizes.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Hash About Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Wild by Nature collection by Kathy Deggendorfer for Maywood Studio

     

    Playing with bright colors and bold patterns, quilt tester Laura Boehnke used a foundation of brown prints to let the hashtag blocks pop to the forefront. She chose more subtle patterns for the inserted rectangles and small sashing squares to balance the prints in the hashtag blocks.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Twilight Echoes

    Designer: Connie Kauffman

    Fabrics: Celestial Dreams collection by Island Batik

     

    Cool colors bring tranquility to a small paper-pieced quilt.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Twilight Echoes Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: The William and May Collection by Gray Sky Studio for In the Beginning Fabrics

     

    A floral line with Art Nouveau influences takes Twilight Echoes from cool and soothing to soft and traditional. To create contrast, quilt tester Laura Boehnke used a light green background and blush-color triangles along the border.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Elf Clothesline Garland

    Designer: Kathleen Berlew

     

    Even the elves have to do laundry. Mix and match their essentials for a too-cute clothesline garland.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Catch a Chickadee

    Designer: Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts

    Fabrics: Chickadees & Berries and My Little Chickadee collections by Jackie Robinson for Benartex

     

    Fussy-cut birds form the center of star blocks. A green single Irish chain provides the accent. Thanks to a stunning holiday garland stripe, the borders are easier than they look. 

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Confetti Baby Quilt

    Designer: Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis

    Fabrics: Florida Oranges collection by Kathy Engle for Island Batik

     

    Colorful foundation-pieced batik triangles seem to float in a deep blue background. Play "I spy" with the colors for even more fun!

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Confetti Baby Quilt Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Brush Strokes collection by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics

     

    Using graphic geometric prints rather than deeply hued batiks, quilt tester Laura Boehnke played with the placement of the foundation-pieced blocks for her version of Confetti Baby Quilt.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Holiday Party

    Designer: Lissa Alexander

     

    Strip-piece your way to a scrappy green-and-red throw with a spin on the Burgoyne Surrounded block.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Holiday Party Color Option

    Bluesy Burgoyne

    Civil War reproduction fabrics in blues, browns, and creams make a cozy wall hanging. Using a variety of the same two colors creates a controlled scrappy look.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Silent Film

    Designer: Stacey Day

    Fabrics: Urban Scandinavian B+W collection by Kirstyn Cogan for P&B Textiles

     

    Create a classic. A simple rotation of monochromatic strip sets forms a graphic pattern for a throw perfect for movie night.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Silent Film Color Option

    Soft and Bright Baby Quilt

    Cheery flannels in yellows, blues, oranges, and greens create a graphic baby quilt that’s soft to the touch.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Donut Shop

    Designer: Susan Ache

     

    Stitch-and-flip corners create irresistibly easy blocks shaped like sweet breakfast treats. The pieced border even resembles the trimmed awning of a favorite bakery.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Donut Shop Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Sun Prints 2015 and Sun Prints 2016 collections by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics

     

    By eliminating the pieced border and adding a high-contrast outer border, quilt tester Laura Boehnke visually created a frame for the pieced blocks. Vivid colors, with an occasional light block added for variety, means the blocks look more like Life Savers candies than donuts.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Festive Pairing

    Designer: Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

     

    Combine timeless prints in greens, reds, and creams in an on-point quilt.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Festive Pairing Color Option

    Changing of the Tide

    Pair seaworthy prints and summer colors for a throw that’s dripping with nautical style. Color blocking in the border and striped triangles mimic ocean waves.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.