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American Patchwork & Quilting February 2014

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

Spinwheels

Designer: Kathie Holland

 

Pinwheel blocks on point set this simple, reproduction-print throw in motion. With 400 different fabrics, it's a scrap-saver's delight.

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Profile: No-Rules Round Robin

A creative explosion was the result when four quilt designers took on a project that pushed all their personal boundaries. Use their story as inspiration to plan your own encounter. 

See their four quilts here.

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Golden Opportunity

Designer: Tammy Johnson of Joined At the Hip

 

Use a Midas touch to turn a classic Lily block into daffodils. Petals in bright gold prints beam and light gray stems add unexpected softness.

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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.

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Heart's Desire

Designer: Jen Kingwell of Jen Kingwell Designs

 

We love handwork and you can, too! Learn to love the process as you hand-stitch parts of this clever patchwork pillow.

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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.

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Spinwheels

Designer: Kathie Holland

 

Pinwheel blocks on point set this simple, reproduction-print throw in motion. With 400 different fabrics, it's a scrap-saver's delight.

Get the digital issue here.

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.

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Tone It Down

Designer: Lissa Alexander

 

Scrappy quilts don't have to be made from fabrics that compete for attention. Learn the tricks to low-volume quilts from one designer's experiment. 

Join the Quilt Along for this quilt.

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Tone It Down Color Option

Marbled Elegance

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. 

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Point of Interest

Designer: Pat Sloan

Fabrics: Bobbins and Bits collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics


Big pieces allow big prints to shine. Choose your favorite fabric to feature, then add borders and sashing for a simple, bold table runner.

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Point of Interest Color Option

Designer: Laura Boehnke

Fabrics: Dasara collection by Timeless Treasures

 

Create a dramatic, global-inspired table runner from a mix of paisley and geometric prints.

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Pretty. Graphic.

Designer: Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Bumble Beans Inc.

Fabrics: assorted Nani Iro collections by Naomi Ito for Kokka

 

A quilting mix that includes ethereal feathers and graphic zigzags transforms simple rectangles into a stunning king-size bed quilt.

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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. 

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Bursting With Blooms

Designer: Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts

Fabrics: Notting Hill collection by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics


Floral prints and polka dots are the stars here. A pieced Lone Star explodes from the center, surrounded by machine-appliqued flowers and buds.

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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.

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Ring Around

Designer: Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic

Fabrics: Barcelona collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics


Simple to fuse and sew, this crib quilt is sure to catch the eye of modern moms and their tiny tots.

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Ring Around Color Option

Double the Fun

Double your use of circles in a wall hanging that showcases fussy-cut circular motifs stacked on rings in a variety of fun prints.

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Perfect Union

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.

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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. 

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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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