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American Patchwork & Quilting February 2019

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting February 2019 issue.

  • February 2019

    The February 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from December 4-January 31.

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  • Contrast Columns

    Designer: Kaffe Fassett

    Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Collective for FreeSpirit Fabrics

     

    Contrast Columns is an excerpt from the book Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America: Designs Inspired by Vintage Quilts from the American Museum in Britain. Taunton Press, styled photography by Debbie Patterson.

  • Wool Welcome

    Designer: Roseann Meehan Kermes of Rosebud’s Cottage

     

    Fashion a pineapple pincushion from bright wools.

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  • Wool Welcome Color Option

    Fabrics: Amberley collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Monique Jacobs used light-color tiny floral prints to re-create the pincushion with a springtime vibe. Instead of hand-stitching the appliqué pieces to the pincushion, she used fusible web and machine-stitched them in place.

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  • Neon Dreams

    Designers: Erika Bea

     

    Clever piecing creates stars amidst an Irish Chain block variation.

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    NOTE: After printing, this pattern had additional changes. Please download the revised pages and add it to your files if you plan to make this quilt.

  • Neon Dream Color Option

    Flower Lineup Table Runner

    Showcase floral fabrics and a pop of yellow in a springtime table runner.

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  • Down to Earth

    Designer: Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts

     

    Combine appliqué and piecing to make a charming quilt that features a piano key border.

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    NOTE: After printing, this pattern had additional changes. 

    From dark brown print, cut:

    4--3-1/4x42" strips (instead of 3--4x42)

  • Down to Earth Color Option

    English Garden Table Topper

    Surround an appliquéd flower block with pieced basket blocks composed of delicate florals.

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  • Time Traveler

    Quilt collector: Jody Sanders

     

    Whether you call the block Granny Square or Grandmother’s Pride, piece multiples of it to re-create a circa 1950s quilt.

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  • Time Traveler Color Option

    Seaside Squares Baby Quilt

    Use bright underwater-theme prints to assemble a baby quilt.

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  • Total Eclipse

    Designer: Wendy Sheppard

    Fabrics: Sparkle and Fade collection by Hoffman California Fabrics

     

    Achieve sharp points on the New York Beauty block by using the foundation paper piecing technique.

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  • Total Eclipse Color Option

    Fabrics: Mon Beau Jardin collection by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake

     

    After piecing a smaller version of Total Eclipse, quilt tester Colleen Tauke discovered three tips for successful foundation piecing.

    1. Use a tiny stitch length (1.5-2) and a larger needle so the foundation material tears away easily from the assembled block.

    2. Set up a pressing surface close to your sewing machine to increase productivity.

    3. Change your needle every 6–8 hours of sewing because sewing through multiple layers quickly dulls a needle.

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  • Wide Open Spaces

    Designer: Vicki Ruebel of Orchid Owl Quilts

    Fabrics: Kona Cotton Solids collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

     

    Supersized geometric blocks showcase complementary colors blue and orange in a quick-to-piece modern wall hanging.

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  • Wide Open Spaces Color Option

    Fabrics: Sun Print 2018 collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Sharon McConnell used blender prints in saturated colors to make her version of Wide Open Spaces. A gray background allows colors to shine. "Simple geometric shapes can be quite graphic, especially when they are super-sized," Sharon says.

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  • Shared History

    Designer: Jo Morton

     

    A small group of sewing buddies exchanged scrappy blocks to celebrate years of quilting friendship.

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  • Shared History Color Option

    Fabrics: Temperance Blues c1850 collection by Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts for Washington Street Studio of P&B Textiles

     

    Quilt tester Diane Tomlinson used a monochromatic selection of blue 19th-century reproduction prints and stripes to make low-contrast blocks. Her version of Shared History features light prints in the sashing and border to visually set off the Pinwheel blocks. “It was a challenge using a one-color palette,” Diane says, “but I like a good challenge!”

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  • From the Heart

    Designer: Tammy Vonderschmitt

    Fabrics: Gradients collection and the Compositions collection by BasicGrey, both for Moda Fabrics

     

    Pull three shades out of an ombré print to make a modern yet sweet wall hanging.

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  • From the Heart Color Option

    Quilt Your Heart Out

    Bright solids on a solid black background produce a modern wall quilt that has room to show off your quilting.

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  • Go for a Spin

    Designer: Joyce Dean Gieszler of Quilterchick Designs

     

    An impressive quilt sports unusual sashing and blocks that are full of movement.

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  • Go for a Spin Color Option

    Fabrics: Tonga Jewel Amethyst collection by Judy and Judel Niemeyer for Timeless Treasures Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Diane Tomlinson used batiks in blues and purples to make a three-block table runner version of Go for a Spin. She machine-echo-quilted the background and machine-outline-quilted the blocks.

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