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Color Options and Web-Exclusive projects from American Patchwork & Quilting® February 2009

We know you love the projects that appear in American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. We took inspiration from projects printed in the magazine and created web-exclusive versions, complete with full instructions.

History Repeated Color Option

Sawtooth Stars & Squares

Blend retro prints from the Groovy Geos collection for Timeless Treasures with solid black. When you’re making a quilt with busy prints such as these, the use of a solid sashing fabric helps give the eye a place to rest between blocks.


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Loves Me, Loves Me Knot

What looks like intricate curved piecing on this sweet throw isn’t actually piecing, but rather curved appliqués layered atop an easy-to-make foundation block.

Loves Me, Loves Me Knot Color Option

Curved Appliqué Table Runner

Use fusible appliqué for a quick and easy version of Loves Me, Loves Me Knot. Each block features a print and coordinating solid from Granny’s Treasures collection by Nancy Mahoney for P&B Textiles.

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The cool colors and organic motifs of batiks give a contemporary throw a calming vibe. Horizontal rows of stitches flow like rivers across the quilt, adding to its serene feeling.

Zen Color Option

Simple Squares & Bars

Editor Jill Abeloe Mead made her version of Zen using Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons for Westminster Fabrics. “I was drawn to the simplicity of Zen, and the artful arrangement of the blocks was fun to experiment with,” says Jill.

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Double Dutch

Even if you never played this two-jump-rope game in grade school, you’ll enjoy pairing up the pieces for a happy-go-lucky quilt. Stars within stars and triangles within triangles play off each other for piecing fun.

Double Dutch Color Option

Four Corners Wall Hanging

Tone down the contrast in a 44"–square rendition of Double Dutch. Frame the blocks with a black print for the inner and outer borders. All fabrics are from Kim Diehl’s Country Haven collection for Henry Glass & Co.

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Faded Rose

This simple beauty’s colors pay homage to a cherished but worn antique quilt. The unexpected dark background perfectly sets off the machine-appliquéd pieces 
done in soothing, soft colors.

Faded Rose Color Option

Big Block Throw

Bold botanical prints take the place of appliquéd blocks in this version of Faded Rose. The throw features two collections from FreeSpirit Fabrics—Prairie Gothic by 
Jane Sassaman and Park Slope by Erin McMorris.

Editor Elizabeth Tisinger made yet another version and says, “The gentle curves 
of the rose appliqués lend themselves to needle-turn appliqué, a technique I love for its portability."

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So Many Snowballs

Snuggle up with snowballs? It’s possible when they’re Snowball blocks made of reproduction 1890s shirting fabrics.

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So Many Snowballs Color Options

Flannel Snowballs

A cozy group of flannels from Bonnie Sullivan’s Winter Wonderland collection and the Woolies collection, both for Maywood Studios, inspired quilt tester Laura Boehnke to make this 38-1/2"-square version of So Many Snowballs.

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Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Spicy red and warm brown reproduction fabrics cut in angular shapes offer a distinctive look. Strip piecing and rotary cutting make quick work of the double-bed-size quilt.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg Color Option

Over the Moon Throw

Do you want to make a quilt as a baby shower gift, but have only a few days to get it done? In this version of Cinnamon & Nutmeg, the large diamonds are single pieces of fabric, rather than the pieced strips of the original. Use whimsical prints from the Over the Moon collection by David Carter Brown for Wilmington Prints to create a 45-1/2x56-1/2" child’s quilt.

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Checkerboard Square

A dark background with subtle color shifts quietly supports a vivid center square set on point. Careful placement of triangle-squares highlights their diagonal seams.

Checkerboard Square Color Option

Wild Triangle-Squares Wall Hanging

Take Checkerboard Square on safari by using the Kalahari collection of Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Batiks in the center square have less contrast than the original, blending for a watercolor effect. To better showcase the fabric motifs, use 4" squares and triangle-squares and a 5"-wide-finished border to frame the piece.

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