American Patchwork & Quilting October 2013
See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting October 2013 issue.
Profile: Tula Pink
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.
Labyrinth Color Option
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.
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.
Green Acres Doll Quilt
Peaks & Valleys
Peaks & Valleys Color Option
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.
Light the Way
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.
A Dash of Autumn
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.
Baby Makes 3
Baby Makes 3 Color Option
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.
A Different Path
A Different Path Color Option
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.