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American Patchwork & Quilting June 2017

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

  • June 2017

    The June 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from April 4--June 5.

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  • Wavelength

    Designer: Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts



    A low-volume background adds calm to a graphic throw composed of assorted warm and cool prints.

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  • Wavelength Color Option #1

    Staff Color Option

    Fabrics: Modern Backgrounds Luster collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics

    "I love classic color combinations in my quilts, especially black and white, which can easily match any room in my house," says Lindsay Mayland, assistant multimedia editor. "Metallic gold accents add sparkle."

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  • Wavelength Color Option #2

    Laura's Color Option

    Fabrics: Jasmine collection by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

     

    "Because the original quilt was pieced and quilted with straight lines, I decided to machine-quilt a circle design on the color option made by quilt tester Laura Boehnke, to give it some texture and movement," Kerri Rawlins says.

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  • Patchwork Picnic

    Designer: Emily Herrick of Emily Herrick Designs

     

    Warm breezes, a lakeside view, and a good book are the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon on your favorite quilt.

     

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  • Patchwork Picnic Color Option #1

    Fall Picnic Quilt

    Traditional fall colors mix surprising well with aqua, pink, and coral for a picnic basket quilt that has autumnal style.

     

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  • Patchwork Picnic Color Option #2

    Staff Color Option 

    Fabrics: Maker Maker collection by Sarah Golden for Andover Fabrics

     

    Assistant art director Elizabeth Stumbo used the back of a print for the background of her contemporary version of Patchwork Picnic. "Get creative," Elizabeth says. "Don’t be afraid to consider the reverse sides of fabrics."

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  • Flashback Quilt: Log Cabin

    Inspired by Antique Log Cabin from quilt collector Julie Hendricksen

    Quiltmaker: Jody Sanders

     

    We’re revisiting some of our favorite projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine vault as we look ahead to our 25th anniversary. This quilt is the second in a series of six. It’s been updated to work for today’s quiltmaker. The original instructions for Log Cabin were published in our April 2005 issue.

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  • Flashback Quilt: Log Cabin Color Option #1

    Original Quilt 

     

    In Antique Log Cabin from quilt collector Julie Hendricksen, the A and B blocks are oriented so the light prints and dark prints do not align across the quilt top. If you prefer a symmetrical look, make all A blocks or all B blocks. Also, this quilt has a border, which was omitted from the featured quilt.

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  • Flashback Quilt: Log Cabin Color Option #2

    Staff Color Option

    Fabrics: Painter’s Palette Solids collection from Paintbrush Studio

     

    Associate editor Lisa Schumacher used solid fabrics in a controlled cool palette of blue and purple and an equal number of A and B blocks in her updated version of Antique Log Cabin, above. She positioned her blocks in vertical rows, with the A blocks in the center rows and the B blocks in the outer rows.

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  • Starlet

    Designer: Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs

     

    Create candy-color blocks that pop against a bright white background.

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  • Starlet Color Option #1

    Staff Color Option 

    Fabrics: Merrily collection by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics

     

    Design director Nancy Wiles made a Christmas-theme color option. "To keep the quilt from getting too busy, I positioned the blocks in rows of red, green, and gray," Nancy says. "I cut setting squares of the animal print panels and placed these focal points in the middle two rows."

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  • Starlet Color Option #2

    Plaid Stars Wall Quilt

    Plaid flannels in darker colors combine in a star block wall hanging for masculine style.

     

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  • Something Blue

    Designer: Annette Plog

     

    Designer Annette Plog swapped blocks with quilting friends to gather blocks composed in a variety of blue reproduction prints.

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  • Something Blue Color Option #1

    Girl Power

    Combine reds, pinks, and purples into a five-block wall hanging that exudes feminine style. Fun stripes, dots, and floral prints are playful against a gray background.

     

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  • Something Blue Color Option #2

    Staff Color Option 

     

    "I love scrappy quilts! In this table runner, each block has 33 different fabrics," senior editor Jody Sanders says. "Only the centers are the same. I used a red paisley in the center of each block and a blue paisley in the border to give the eye a place to rest. As I pulled fabrics from my scrap box, I had fun remembering where some of the fabrics had been used in previous quilts."

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  • Hummingbird Nine-Patch

    Designer: Darlene Zimmerman of Needlings

    Fabrics: Birds of Liberty collection by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

     

    Learn a simpler way to assemble a star point unit: Piece three triangles and trim them into a square. 

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  • Hummingbird Nine-Patch Color Option #1

    Staff Color Option 

    Fabrics: Chroma collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics

     

    "I love the idea of using really bright fabrics paired with a neutral, specifically gray, to help balance out the overall look," graphic designer Alison Gamm says. "The textural gray also gives your eyes a place to rest."

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  • Hummingbird Nine-Patch Color Option #2

    Laura’s Color Option

    Fabrics: Wilderness collection by Camelot Design Studio for Camelot Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke played with fussy-cut fabrics in her version of Hummingbird Nine-Patch. Woodland creatures peek out in the Nine-Patch blocks and border squares, and a chevron design radiates from the star centers. A warm color palette of brown, cream, and orange complements the forest motifs, with pink and coral adding a touch of brightness.

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  • Flower Trellis

    Designer: Marcia Harmening of Happy Stash Quilts

     

    Floral motifs on the tile in a kitchen backsplash inspired the appliqué shapes in this quilt. Skinny strips mimic grout.

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  • Flower Trellis Color Option #1

    Staff Color Option 

    Fabrics: Flower Market collection by Dona Gelsinger for Timeless Treasures Fabrics

     

    Editorial content chief Linda Augsburg used a panel print for her background and tone-on-tones for the floral motifs. "I selected a fabric that looks like wrought-iron fencing," Linda says. "When cutting apart a panel print, it is important to keep pieces organized on a design wall so they are assembled in the correct position."

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  • Flower Trellis Color Option #2

    Laura's Color Option

    Fabrics: Gemstone Batiks by Color Principle for Henry Glass & Co.

     

    Laura’s color option Yellow batik mimics the sun shining through a stained-glass window in this version of Flower Trellis. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used mottled batiks to give the illusion of colorful glass. 

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  • Sew Giving: Positive Effect

    Designer: Amanda Niederhauser

     

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

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  • Sew Giving: Positive Effect Color Option #1

    Laura’s Color Option 

    Fabrics: Little House on the Prairie–Mansfield and Lampblack collections by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics

     

    By fussy-cutting portions of some fabrics, quilt tester Laura Boehnke added visual interest to a nine-block wall quilt.

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  • Sew Giving: Positive Effect Color Option #2

    Staff Color Option

     

    "I like to decorate with monochromatic blues, greens, and grays that are subtle but not drab," executive editor Karman Wittry Hotchkiss says. "I used a package of precut 5" squares plus a few additional scraps to make a table runner."

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