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American Patchwork & Quilting October 2017

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

  • October 2017

    The October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 1--October 3.

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  • Fall Harvest

    Designer: Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin

     

    Gather wool, cotton, and embroidery floss to stitch a remembrance of a trip to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard. 

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  • Rock Star

    Designer: Tonya Alexander

     

    Strip-piece low-contrast prints to design a dynamic wall quilt.

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  • Rock Star Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Fresh Batiks Botanica III and IV collections for Clothworks

     

    In a one-star version of Rock Star, quilt tester Laura Boehnke played with cool and hot colors, setting a two-tone star against a scrappy green background. She added a dark border to set off her star. 

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  • In the Round

    Designer: Allison Jensen

     

    Circles made of solids provide the perfect canvas for showcasing custom machine quilting. 

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  • In the Round Color Option

    Round of Applause

    Bold geometric prints pair perfectly with neutrals for a wall hanging that deserves a standing ovation.

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  • Chocolate Stars

    Designer: Jo Morton

     

    Slow down to hand-piece and hand-quilt a small project that encompasses both techniques.

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  • Chocolate Stars Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Meriwether collection by Amy Gibson for Windham Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke took a modern approach to Chocolate Stars by machine-piecing bright fabrics, plaid sashing, and, for the star centers, fussy-cut flowers.

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  • Scrap Happy

    Designer: Christa Watson

     

    Mix the colors of the rainbow to piece the blocks, then use the leftovers to make a scrappy binding.

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  • Scrap Happy Color Option

    Colorful Garden Rows

    Plant pretty floral fabrics in vertical rows of color. It’s a beautiful way to use scraps of fabric.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Autumn Path

    Designer: Vicki Ruebel of Orchid Owl Quilts

     

    A nontraditional color palette for a Maple Leaf block and lots of room for custom machine-quilting result in a spectacular wall quilt.

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  • Autumn Path Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Artisan Batiks: Cornucopia 8 collection by Lunn Studios and Artisan Batiks: Patina Handpaints collection, both for Robert Kaufman Fabrics 

     

    A traditional fall color palette was chosen by quilt tester Laura Boehnke for her version of Autumn Path. By using several batiks in similar colors but different patterns for the background, she added visual interest. 

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  • Brushline

    Designer: Kim Schaefer of Little Quilt Company

    Fabrics: Brushline collection by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics

     

     

    Create your own masterpiece by mixing a variety of tone-on-tone fabrics.

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  • Brushline Color Option

    Gold Standard Table Runner

    Metallic gold accents shimmer in a quilt that can be hung on a wall or displayed on a table.

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  • Sew Giving: Pinwheel Pals

    Designer: Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

     

    Simple piecing will inspire you to start your next comfort quilt because you’re #SEWgiving! 

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  • Retro Kaleidoscope

    Designer: Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis

    Fabrics: Batiks Go Retro collection by Tamarinis for Island Batik

     

    Give it a whirl! Join batik triangles made from strip sets to make a throw that has classic appeal.

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  • Retro Kaleidoscope Color Option

    Country Kaleidoscope

    Classic florals in blue, yellow, and cream spin across the center of a table topper.

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  • Room with a View

    Designer: Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios

    Fabrics: Palette collection by Marcia Derse for Windham Fabrics

     

    Framing Four-Patch units add pops of color and texture to a traditional block. 

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  • Room with a View Color Option

    Hopscotch

    Simple shapes look anything but basic in a kid’s quilt highlighted by bright squares of color.

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  • Batik Triangle Stars

    Inspired by Wildest Dreams from quilt collector Miriam Kujac

    Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

     

    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 fourth in a series of six. It’s been updated to work for today’s quiltmaker. The original instructions for Wildest Dreams were published in our October 2009 issue.