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Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting February 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.

Butter Churn

A Churn Dash variation forms intriguing interlocking squares. Rotary-cutting makes it easy to reconstruct this antique quilt—no need for templates!


Butter Churn Color Option

Pastoral Countryside

Add touches of elegance and sophistication to your quilt with a simple color palette of red, black, and white. In this wall hanging a toile print takes center stage among subtle overall prints. Fabrics are from the Belle Provence collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott.

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Mix Master

Designer: Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Bumble Beans, Inc.

Study an intriguing blend of large-scale florals, intense brights and muted tone-on-tones, all from one half of the color wheel.

Mix Master Color Option

Light Tricks

A fussy-cut ombré print background draws the eye into light spots, making the bright reds and yellows pop off the quilt like 3D shapes. Large floral prints stand out when cut into giant diamonds. Fabrics are from the Scarlet collection by Pamela Mostek and the Shades collection by Kinkame, both for Clothworks.

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Designer: Jo Morton

Stir up a scrappy mix of chocolate browns, marshmallow creams, and other assorted prints. Let charcoal-gray sashing hold it all together. Fabrics are from assorted collections by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics.

S’mores Color Option

Spring Garden Wall Hanging

Plant a garden of floral Square-in-a-Square blocks using sweet 1930s reproduction prints. Let white sashing represent the picket fence. Fabrics are from the Hanky Panky collection by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

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Here Goes the Neighborhood  

Designers: Mary Jacobson and Barbara Groves of Me and My Sister Designs

You’re the city planner in this town! Build house blocks two at a time, then do a little home improvement by embellishing them with stitched details. Fabrics are from the Good Morning collection by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics.

Here Goes the Neighborhood Color Option

On the Block Wall Hanging

Create a miniature neighborhood with cute house blocks in different sizes and colors. Small floral prints add interest to the houses. Fabrics are from the Edo collection by The Henley Studio for Makower UK from Andover Fabrics.

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Cutting Edge

Designer: Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic

Quilter’s choice: Pick one of two cutting methods to make a bed quilt with an up-to-date look. Fabrics are from the Juggling Summer collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.

Cutting Edge Color Option

Summer Chevrons

Purposefully arranged triangle-squares produce a chevron pattern in a summer-theme wall hanging. Pops of color in the patterned border echo the bright prints and batiks in the quilt center. Fabrics are from the Flip Floppin Summer Fun collection by Wendy Bentley and Tonga Treat Strip Bazaar collection, both for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

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Sawtooth Surround

Designer: Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Tiny triangle-squares in a trio of sizes surround the appliquéd center of a charming wool-and-cotton table mat.

Sawtooth Surround Color Option

Fall Leaves Table Topper

Use a fabric panel as inspiration for an autumn table topper. Choose prints in coordinating colors to frame the panel. Fabrics are from the Northern Exposure collection by Benartex.

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Way Around

Designer: Laura Boehnke

A classic two-color combination offers timeless appeal. Are you new to curved piecing? We break it down for you step-by-step—whether you die-cut pieces or use traditional templates.

Way Around Color Option

Stained Glass Wall Hanging

Get the look of a pretty stained glass window by choosing fabrics with deep color and an intricate design. Nine Winding Ways blocks and a patterned border will add a pop of color to your wall. Fabrics are from the Deco collection by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.

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