American Patchwork & Quilting February 2014
See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting February 2014 issue.
Profile: No-Rules Round Robin
Golden Opportunity Color Option
Fresh Flowers Wall Hanging
Bold prints keep this take on Golden Opportunity fun and fresh. The floral and geometric prints mix effortlessly to add texture and contrast with the border and setting squares.
Heart's Desire Color Option
Designer: Laura Boehnke
Fabrics: Romatic Olde Charleston collection by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics
Put a classic twist on this modern pattern by using reproduction fabrics. Pinning carefully and stitching slowly, Laura completely machine-pieced Heart's Desire. She fussy-cut a stripe vine so it would continue uninterrupted to perfectly frame the lettering in the LOVE block.
Spinwheels Color Option
Shifts of Nature
For her wall-hanging version, quilt tester Laura Boehnke chose deep, rich batiks in inviting earth tones. She used the subtle shifts in the brown batik setting pieces to provide an interesting framework, concentrating medium-brown setting squares in the center of the quilt, creating a frame of darker brown setting squares, and ending with setting and corner triangles in a third brown batik.
Tone It Down
Tone It Down Color Option
Take Tone It Down from scrappy to just five fabrics for a cool blue wall hanging. Skinny chains of light, medium, and dark blue squares run through a cream marble background, mimicking the blue veins in the cream marble print.
Point of Interest
Point of Interest Color Option
Pretty. Graphic. Color Option
Modern-Day Cowboy Throw
Don't be afraid to put your own spin on this geometric pattern. Draw inspiration from the Southwest and transform the modern design into a comfortable throw. Our palette includes the myriad colors you would see in a Grand Canyon sunset.
Bursting With Blooms
Bursting With Blooms Color Option
Lone Star Style
Instead of appliqued blocks, feature a bold print in the corners of a jewel-tone throw. Orange and red prints in the Lone Star draw attention while the blue tone-on-tone background recedes, resulting in a quilt center that looks like a kaleidoscope.
Ring Around Color Option
Designer: Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics
Fabrics: Carnaby St. collection by Pat Bravo and Pure Elements solids, both from Art Gallery Fabrics
Swing into 1960's London with a mod Union Jack-style throw. Fabrics filled with color and soul are anchored by solid geometric pieces.
Perfect Union Color Option
Designer: Laura Boehnke
Fabrics: Illuminate collection by Flora Bowley for Red Rooster Fabrics
The mix of light and dark prints in this quilt has a surrealist effect. The Union Jack-inspired pattern takes a backseat to vibrant, rich hues that meld and mix for a statement throw.