Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting April 2013
We know you love the quilt projects that appear in American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. We took inspiration from projects in the magazine and created Web-exclusive versions, complete with full instructions as well as staff color options. Get the digital edition of this magazine.
Life is Grand
Designer: Lorraine Hofmann
Create a beautiful bed quilt with larger-than-life flowers and big-stitch quilting.
Life is Grand Color Option
Bright colors, geometric prints, and appliqué shapes hold a quilted party on a background of lime green prints. The festive combination results in a bloom-filled modern wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Folkloric Blooms collection by Sue Spargo and Wendy Morris and the Fresco collection by Patrick Lose, both forRobert Kaufman Fabrics.
Designer: Kimberly Einmo
Star light, star bright: Radiating stars composed of basic units sparkle in a night sky.
Stargazing Color Option
This bright quilt, perfect as a table topper or wall hanging, features a blazing star of fiery red, yellows, and orange batiks. The star shines against a pale green background.
Stargazing Color Option
Fabrics in reds, creams, and blues turn simple blocks into patriotic patterns that are stunning when combined into a Americana wall hanging. An impactful star block in the center provides a shining focal point. Fabrics are from Linda Ludovico’s Stonehenge: Stars & Stripes collection for Northcott.
Color Me Crochet
Designer: Lissa Alexander
Strip sets simplify 36-Patch blocks, which mimic the look of crocheted granny squares when joined.
Color Me Crochet Color Option
Careful placement of scrappy blocks that are half dark prints, half light prints creates a large diamond shape. When you take a step back, the small squares in the diamond give it a pixelated look. Fabrics are from the Paula Barnes Companions collection from Marcus Fabrics.
Designer: Becky Cogan for Need’l Love
Create the illusion of weaving with strips of pinks and neutrals for a romantic quilt. Strip sets and rotary cutting ease the process. Most fabrics are from assorted collections by Renee Nanneman forAndover Fabrics, including Bella Bliss, Stone Cottage, and Itsy Bits.
French Braid Color Option
Designer: Holly Hickman
Precut strips make quick work of creating this fine feathered friend perched on a field perfect for showing off your machine-quilting skills.
Wise Guy Color Option
What a Hoot
Strips cut from a variety of fabrics fit together like a puzzle to form a feathered friend. Plenty of open space on this quilt canvas means room for you to show off your creative quilting. Fabrics are from the Les Amis by Patty Sloniger, Cotton Couture, It’s a Boy Thing, and Cream Puff collections, all from Michael Miller Fabrics.
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Dare to Dream
Designer: Julie Hendricksen of JJ Stitches
Tiny diamonds extend from center stars into Xs on an extraordinary antique quilt. Achieve the dream with strip sets and rotary cutting.
Dare to Dream Color Option
An X marks the spot on this table topper, where Four-Patch blocks and X blocks form a large overall X. Sea blues and sandy tans contrast perfectly with pops of red and orange. Fabrics are from the Simple Marks collection by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda Fabrics.
Designer: Mabeth Oxenreider
Experiment with gentle curved seaming, then reverse-applique embellished strip sets for an exuberant quilt.
Ta-Dot! Color Option
Polka Dot Palooza
Mix polka dots and swirls in scrappy circles framed by polka dots for a playful wall hanging. Pops of red-orange balance the otherwise black-and-white color scheme. Fabrics are from the Mango Tango collection by Red Rooster Studio for Red Rooster Fabrics.