The February 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from December 5--February 5.
On the Bright Side Color Option
Quilt tester: Jody Sanders
Group editor Jody Sanders is pulling from her collection of 19th-century reproduction fabrics to make her quilt-along version of On the Bright Side.
Designer: Kim Diehl
Use a machine-appliqué technique that mimics the look of hand appliqué.
Berry Blossoms Color Option
Quilt tester: Elizabeth Tisinger Beese
Fabrics: Artisan Batiks collection by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Elizabeth Tisinger Beese made a pillow out of one Berry Blossoms block. For her pillow, Elizabeth layered the appliquéd block with fusible batting to stabilize the linen background. She used different colors of thread to machine-blanket-stitch the different appliqué shapes.
Designer: Erika Bea
Achieve a beachy feel by using bright white and sea glass-inspired aqua prints.
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Branch Out Color Option
Quilt tester: Jennifer Keltner
Fabrics: Centenary 23rd collection by Yoko Salto for Lecien
Jennifer Keltner layered four tree background fabrics before splicing them apart. She repeated the process before cutting the branch pieces. The result is four trees that are more similar and symmetrical to one another than those in the original project.
Plaid to Meet You Color Option
Keep a little one warm with a flannel quilt that celebrates plaids!
Modern Farmhouse Color Option
Colorful Pinwheel Table Runner
Color-blocked pinwheels with bright yellow centers spin across a three-block table runner.
Designer: Monique Dillard
Flying Geese units twist and turn, creating Friendship Stars in the center of a mini quilt.
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Tiny Treasures Color Option
Try a scrappy mini quilt featuring small prints in creatively arranged small units.
Handle with Care
Inspired by Classic Blues from quilt collector Julie Hendricksen
Quiltmaker: Judy Sams Sohn
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Collective prints and shot cottons by FreeSpirit Fabrics
Assorted jewel-tone fabrics turn a two-color classic into an explosion of eye-catching design.
Handle with Care Color Option
Quilt collector: Julie Hendricksen
The vintage quilt Classic Blues owned by quilt collector Julie Hendricksen, was the impetus for Handle with Care.
Designer: Sachiko Aldous
A rainbow of appliquéd wedges in assorted prints joins a novelty ribbon in a sweet, scrappy pincushion.
Color Wheel Color Option
Blooming Batik Pincushion
Use a black-and-white batik as a foundation to showcase beautiful and bright colors. A Dresden Plate block blooms like a flower from the center of this pincushion.