American Patchwork & Quilting October 2014
See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting October 2014 issue.
Designer: Lila Taylor Scott
Make this seasonal starry quilt from your stash of favorite novelty prints, plaids, and polka dots.
Happy Halloween Color Option
Stars on Display
Frame star blocks with a neutral background and black sashing strips. The scrappy accordion border and a standout red paisley print add color without overwhelming the real stars of the quilt—the machine quilting and star blocks.
Little House on the Square
Little House on the Square Color Option
Frame a fussy-cut fabric piece with a flower appliqué border and Log Cabin blocks. Pinks, oranges, and greens make for a fresh and bright wall hanging.
Designer: Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics
Fabrics: Rapture collection by Pat Bravo and the Pure Elements solids and Squared2 Elements collections, all for Art Gallery Fabrics
Sixty-degree angles aren't just for hexagons; they also work for diamonds. Just cut up strip sets and piece the segments in vertical rows.
Another Angle Pillow
For a coordinating pillow, try a new angle -- 90-degree triangles. Solids and bright florals make this pillow modern.
Another Angle Color Option
Define the edges with crisp white strips outlining the monochromatic zigzags in the center of this wall hanging. The bold primary colors stand out against the mottled blue background.
Fall's Bounty Color Option
Rich hues make the petals, stem, and leaves pop off the check background of this beautiful appliqué autumn wall hanging.
Pieceful Waters Color Option
Use the same cream print in alternating squares to balance a variety of florals and dark prints. While the finished wall hanging offers plenty to look at, it isn’t overwhelming.
Rustic Stars Color Option
Make your stars shine brightly with a metallic gold stripe and a punchy red print. The green print and white print backgrounds shine an even bigger spotlight on the stars. The red inner border and green outer border radiate festive cheer.
Designer: Dawn Stewart of Spring Water Designs
Fabrics: Cosmopolitan collection by Paintbrush Studio
Make the most of a big, bold print by surrounding it with coordinates for a quick-to-sew bed runner. The design is easy enough that you can make several, then change them out with the seasons or whenever you want a new look.
The Secret's in the Sashing
Designer: Tamara Barfels of Daisy Ridge Quilting
Foundation-pieced sashing teams up with a pieced star block to create an intricate illusion of two different stars.
The Secret's in the Sashing Color Option
Brimming with Blues
Blues and teals are the stars of this wall hanging. To add subtle interest to the finished project, choose several fabrics with the same hue. Creams and metallics add sparkle and make the blocks pop.