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American Patchwork & Quilting February 2017

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting February 2017 issue.

  • February 2017

    The February 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from December 6--February 7.

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  • Ripple

    Designer: Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations

    Fabrics: Ombré gradients collection by V and Co. and Bella Solids collection, both for Moda Fabrics

     

    A cascade of colors, punctuated only by solid white rectangles, trickles down a bed-size quilt, lending eye-appealing movement and a playful punch to any room.

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  • Ripple Color Option

    Nuts and Bolts

    Prints in primary colors pop off a black print background for an impactful kid quilt. Fun robot fabric and a zigzag design make it an ideal play mat.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Crossed Paths

    Designer: Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts

    Fabrics: Regent’s Park collection by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio

     

    Sew with greater accuracy using a technique to trim oversize blocks down to size.

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  • Crossed Paths Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Daisy Blue collection by Flaurie & Finch for RJR Fabrics

     

    Sunny yellows and bright blues star in quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s three-block version of Crossed Paths. Side sashing strips in a print different from the center sashing strips offer the look of an inner border. The big daisy print in the 4"-wide outer edges ties all the colors together.

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  • Blue Prints

    Designer: Sarah J. Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J

    Fabrics: Cozies Flannel: Blues collection by Designs by Sarah J for Marcus Fabrics

     

    Shades of blue gently fall across a soft flannel twin-bed-size quilt like waves on the sea.

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  • Blue Prints Color Option

    Color Flow

    Use an explosion of bright hues in a wall hanging. The rainbow effect—with stairsteps moving from hot to cool colors—stands out against the black background.

     

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  • Fanciful Flowers

    Designer: Marie Eldredge of Handi Quilter

     

    Bold red piping and a curvy, pieced appliquéd border frame an abundance of potted blooms and elaborate quilting.

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  • Fanciful Flowers Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Irresistible Iris collection by Ann Lauer for Benartex

     

    Instead of appliquéing blooms in a twirling arrangement like in Fanciful Flowers, quilt tester Laura Boehnke appliquéd individual flowers onto foundation rectangles, then framed each appliquéd rectangle with a border. Black sashing strips highlight the punchy floral fabrics. A stripe border adds interest.

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  • Keys to My Heart

    Designer: Susan Ache

    Fabrics: various collections by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

     

    You’ll love the process! First piece the blocks. Next combine the blocks into sections. Then join the sections in quadrants for a heart-warming design.

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  • Keys to My Heart Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Playground collection by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke sewed one quadrant of the Keys to My Heart quilt using a color palette of pinks, teals, and a deep plum to create a soft and sweet wall hanging. A mix of beautiful florals and standout geometric prints brings modern romance to this quilt. 

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  • Role Reversal

    Designer: Scott A. Flanagan of 4th & Main Designs

     

    Using only three high-contrast batiks lends a graphic punch to this simple-to-piece oversize throw.

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  • Role Reversal Color Option

    Glimpses of the Garden

    Showcase framed fussy-cut prints in a fresh wall hanging. A simple green, orange, and cream color palette helps the flowers bloom brightly.

     

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  • Close Quarters

    Designer: Wendy Sheppard

    Fabrics: Cotton Supreme Solids collection by RJR Fabrics

     

    Repeating a single block in an array of bright solids against a black background produces a colorful neighborhood. 

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  • Close Quarters Color Option

    Americana Home

    Feature classic red and blue prints on a cream background for a wall hanging that has a traditional look.

     

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  • Sew Giving: Square Knot

    Designers: Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo's Country Junction

     

    This basic block design will inspire you to start your next charity quilt because you’re #SEWgiving!

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