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American Patchwork & Quilting October 2013

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting October 2013 issue.

October 2013

The October 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 6--October 7. 

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Profile: Tula Pink


Designer and author Tula Pink creates distinctive fabrics and patterns with a perfect blend of new and old--a modern twist on a traditional quilting foundation.


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Garden Medallion

Designer: Kim Diehl


An appliqué center surrounded with Churn Dash blocks and a stunning border uses a simple machine technique that mimics the look of hand appliqué.

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Garden Medallion Color Option

Blooming Batiks Wall Hanging

Use a variety of vibrant batiks and fusible appliqué to make the center section of Garden Medallion. A cool blue background offsets the red and orange in the appliqués and blocks.

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Designer: Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios


Twist and turn strip-pieced segments for an a-maze-ing quilt inspired by an antique version.

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Labyrinth Color Option

Color Maze

This wall hanging may look confusing but it’s not. It’s simply strip set segments arranged in a mazelike pattern. Draw upon a split complement color combination (two neighboring colors each on the opposite sides of the color wheel) like this red/orange and green/blue combo. A black inner border makes the quilt center stand out. 

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Wacky Jack

Designer: Tonya Alexander


Add off-kilter strips one at a time to craft a bewitching jack-o'-lantern and coordinating Shadow Box blocks from favorite Halloween novelty prints. 

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Wacky Jack Color Option

Fun Fall Scene

Fun fall prints and wonky pieced blocks make up a whimsical autumn wall hanging. A pumpkin block in assorted oranges pops off the quilt for a bright seasonal design.

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Green Acres

Designer: Jo Morton


Tiny Square-in-a-Square units look like perfectly manicured olive-green fields viewed from above. 

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Green Acres Doll Quilt

Designer: Jo Morton


Natural greens are highlighted with rich red sashing in a doll quilt that can span the seasons. Square-in-a-aquare units form a grid shape that echoes the geometric shapes in the rest of the quilt.

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Peaks & Valleys

Designer: Tula Pink


Form a jagged chevron look across a bright fat-quarter-friendly throw by offsetting blocks that are a variation of Delectable Mountains.

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Peaks & Valleys Color Option

Luminous Lanterns

Turn Peaks & Valleys on its side to create serrated-edge lanterns. Use a variety of bright batiks in combination with dark blue tonal batiks for contrast that wows. The background is a combination of three different dark blue batiks, adding subtle detail you notice only a second look.

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Light the Way

Designer: Jinny Beyer


Resembling stepping-stones along a path, sparkling Mariner's Compass blocks are framed with Pineapple blocks that shade from gold to burgundy. We'll lead you through the techniques involved: fussy-cutting, set-in-seams, and mitered borders. 

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Light the Way Color Option

Sometimes fabric choices are inspired by shapes in a quilt design, as was the case here. Spiky points on the Mariner's Compass blocks repeat the tepee motif of the novelty print fabric.

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A Dash of Autumn

Designer: Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design


Look closely: There really aren't Churn Dash blocks in this quilt. It's the intersections of the asymmetrical block that create the appearance of Churn Dashes.

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A Dash of Autumn Color Option

Bundle of Joy

Cute novelty prints and soft pastels make this a perfect baby quilt! A directional banner print was carefully cut so it always is waving in the same direction.

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Baby Makes 3

Designer: Sarah Price of It's Sew Emma


Cute in many colors (we've shown three), here's a crib quilt you can piece in no time. Adding gray neutrals to the typical white neutral updates the palette.

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Baby Makes 3 Color Option

Fresh Tweets

Green and red always look great together. A bit of pink keeps the finished wall hanging from looking too much like Christmas while a standout bird print adds a fresh touch.

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A Different Path

Designer: Kathie Holland


Take an alternate route to reach a classic Drunkard's Path block. Choose one of two applique techniques, neither of which required curved piecing. 

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A Different Path Color Option

Radiating Diamonds

The Drunkard’s Path blocks in this wall hanging form undulating diamonds that are both curved and jagged. Tone-on-tone prints allow ample space for beautiful quilting.

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