Close This Ad
More
Close

American Patchwork & Quilting June 2016

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting June 2016 issue.

  • June 2016

    The June 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from April 4--June 7.

    Missed it? Order a digital issue here.

  • Mystery Row Quilt

    Designer: Pat Sloan

    Fabrics: Hometown Girl Batiks collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics

     

    In each 2016 issue you’ll get instructions for one row. At the end of the year you can put the rows together to make a throw. Join us on Instagram and Facebook to see what others are sewing with hashtag #APQrowquilt.

     

    Get more info about the Row Quilt here.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Lemonade Stand

    Designer: Patricia Frei for Quilted Works

    Most fabrics are from the Little Miss Sunshine collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

     

    Fusible appliqué and simple piecing result in a cool, refreshing quilt. 

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Lemonade Stand Color Option #1

    Summer Snapshots

    Sew a wall hanging with sections featuring favorite summer motifs — a bowl of lemons, blooming flowers, and sunny pinwheels.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Lemonade Stand Color Option #2

    Summer Refreshers

    Appliqué fruit and straws to pieced glasses of refreshing drinks for a summertime table topper.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • True to Tradition

    Designer: Annette Plog of Petite Quilts

     

    Add an authentic period feel with poison green setting pieces and an arrangement that displays basket blocks to their best advantage.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • True to Tradition Color Option #1

    Happy Baskets

    Combine bright yellows and pretty florals for a cheerful springtime wall hanging. Solid white block backgrounds let the baskets shine.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • True to Tradition Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Gettysburg Era and Vintage Solids collections, both by Sara Morgan for Washington Street Studio

     

    To create this Civil War reproduction version of True to Tradition, quilt tester Laura Boehnke made black baskets with blue accents and blue baskets with black accents. The red print she used for the 1"-wide inner border reinforces the red triangle in the center of each basket. Rich reds, blues, blacks, and creams in petite florals, period geometrics, and small prints look right at home in this traditional wall hanging.

    Get the digital issue here.

     

  • The Wheel Deal

    Designer: Sandra Clemons

     

    Simple prints in many colors circle around on a neutral ground. Big blocks make the throw-size quilt quick to construct.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • The Wheel Deal Color Option #1

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Divine Twine collection by Dover Hill Studio for Benartex

     

    For her three-block version of The Wheel Deal, quilt tester Laura Boehnke used prints in a traditional cream, blue, and brown palette. She pulled in a skinny rust border to help the reds in the prints come alive and used a greige background to warm up the table runner. 

    Get the digital issue here.

  • The Wheel Deal Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Jill Abeloe Mead

    Fabrics: Behind the Scenes and Just a Speck collections, both by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics
     

     

    Editor Jill Abeloe Mead’s version of The Wheel Deal is a visual treat. Prints with polka dots in a variety of sizes and densities keep your eyes moving around the circles and a scrappy low-volume background made from gray prints adds texture.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Solid Foundation

    Designer: Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360

    Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Neutral Territory collection by Audrey Wright for RJR Fabrics

     

    Black and ivory fabrics provide a neutral base for red pinwheels, which immediately grab your attention. The facets of the foundation-pieced blocks form a multitude of secondary designs.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Solid Foundation Color Option #1

    Accent in Action

    Lime green triangles stand out against tans, browns, and creams. Four come together in the quilt center to form a spinning pinwheel. Small prints and near solids provide visual texture but let the eye focus on the form rather than the fabrics.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Solid Foundation Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Primo Batiks: Radiant Reflections collection by Sarah J. Maxwell for Marcus Fabrics

     

    The colors in quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s wall hanging, aren’t true primary colors—the yellow has a bit of orange and the reds are rosy—but the near-primary color scheme still has a lot of zing.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Sea Stars

    Designer: Marcia Harmening of Happy Stash Quilts

    Fabrics: assorted Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures Fabrics

     

    Appliquéd starfish swim in a pieced batik sea. Brush up on your rotary-cutting skills to create an angular border.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Sea Stars Color Option #1

    Funky Frame Wall Hanging

    Combine dark shades of several reproduction fabrics for a low contrast quilt center. Then punch up the contrast with a standout zigzag border that frames the center.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Sea Stars Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Fresh Batiks Botanica III collection by Clothworks

     

    For her second version of Sea Stars, quilt tester Laura Boehnke dialed up the intensity, using mostly violet-blue and orange batiks. The pure colors give the wall hanging a tropical feeling, which is perfect for the starfish appliqués.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Give It a Whirl

    Designer: Sharon Tucker of Grass Roots Quilt Studio

     

    This big-block quilt celebrates stars and circles, both pieced and appliquéd.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Give It a Whirl Color Option #1

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Primo Batiks Radiant Reflections collection by Sarah J. Maxwell and the Primo Batiks Neutral collection, both from Marcus Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s version of Give It a Whirl plays up the subtle color variances in batiks to create a calming quilt with flowing movement. A tan background in two blocks and the skinny inner border bring the quilt center to the forefront. Laura appliquéd the star centers for an easier way to assemble this block.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Give It a Whirl Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Elizabeth Beese

    Most fabrics are from the Garden Rendezvous collection by Ro Gregg and the Happy collection, both from Paintbrush Studio.

     

    In her Give It a Whirl variation, editor Elizabeth Beese experimented with saturation in the sunburst blocks. She made the star points more vivid than the backgrounds, giving each block a pleasing pop of color. She chose a large-scale print for the setting squares to tie the colors together and offset the tone-on-tones used in the sunburst blocks.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Frill Seeker

    Designer: Vanessa Christenson of V & Co.

    Fabrics: Ombre Basic and Simply Colorful 2 collections, both by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics

     

    Looking for a quick pick-me-up for your decor? Easily embellish a pillow with gathered fabric roses. An ombré fabric gives the flowers depth.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Frill Seeker Color Option

    Project tester: Elizabeth Beese

    Fabrics: Simply Eclectic collection by KariAnne Wood of Thistlewood Farms for Hoffman California Fabrics

     

    Neutral fabrics with plenty of visual texture star in editor Elizabeth Beese’s version of Frill Seeker. Large and medium florals and small geometrics provide variation in scale. After considering solids for the fabric roses, Elizabeth used prints and a stripe instead, adding even more variety to her pillow.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Fit to a Tee

    Designer: Theresa Porter of The Meandering Thread

     

    Pair the quilt recipient’s favorite color with tons of T-shirts in a design that has spaces to feature motifs big and small.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Fit to a Tee Color Option #1

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Fall 2015 and Classics collections for Westminster Fabrics

     

    Kaffe Fassett has long been known for his bold use of color. Two of his larger-than-life florals form the intriguing color scheme in one of quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s versions of Fit to a Tee, where she replaced T-shirts with the large florals and two additional prints. Laura picked up on the purple and red accents in the florals and used them in the sashing and border. She used a third floral in the strip set that forms the sashing, causing a blending of sections rather than the sharply defined units of the T-shirt quilt. 

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Fit to a Tee Color Option #2

    Seaside Style

    Who says a beach-inspired quilt has to be blue and tan? The starfish, beach glass, and seashell prints in this wall hanging inspire a beach vibe despite the nontraditional color scheme.

     

    Get the free pattern here.

  • Focal Point: Spring

    Designer: Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter Designs

     

    This kaleidoscopic table runner can be made in myriad colorways. For color inspiration, think seasonally: spring daffodils pushing out of the ground, summer’s fat buzzing bumblebees, or swirling fall leaves.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Focal Point: Summer

    Designer: Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter Designs

     

    This kaleidoscopic table runner can be made in myriad colorways. For color inspiration, think seasonally: spring daffodils pushing out of the ground, summer’s fat buzzing bumblebees, or swirling fall leaves.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Focal Point: Fall

    Designer: Joanne Kerton of Canuck Quilter Designs

     

    This kaleidoscopic table runner can be made in myriad colorways. For color inspiration, think seasonally: spring daffodils pushing out of the ground, summer’s fat buzzing bumblebees, or swirling fall leaves.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Focal Point Color Option #1

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Artisan Spirit Painter’s Passion: Blue Planet collection by Amy Sia for Northcott

     

    In her version of Focal Point, quilt tester Laura Boehnke went for cool colors: icy blue, navy, and green. The watercolorlike prints make the rings formed in the quilt center look soft along the edges.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Focal Point Color Option #2

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Rosa collection by Chong-a Hwang and Studio Basics collection, both for Timeless Treasures Fabrics

     

    For her version of Focal Point, quilt tester Laura Boehnke warmed things up with spicy red, magenta, orange, and yellow. The cool green color provides a refreshing break from the heat of the warm hues. 

    Get the digital issue here.