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Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting August 2011
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.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke took an elegant approach to Garden View and chose Asian-inspired prints with metallic gold highlights. Instead of blooming flowers, she pictured an elaborate gilt frame as she created the outer border. Fabrics in the 38-1/2"-square wall hanging are from the Winterbury collection for RJR Fabrics.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used warm country colors in her four-block version of Stitcher's Studio. Fabrics are from the Winsome collection by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass & Co. If you plan to display your version of this wall hanging in your sewing space, take color cues from that decor.
While Weaving the Rails is a great stash buster, it's also ideal for showcasing any collection that contains a variety of light, medium, and dark prints. For her version, quilt tester Laura Boehnke made a playful crib quilt using Little Bear Counts by Linda Hohag and Bear Essentials collections, both from P&B Textiles.
If you prefer fusible appliqué, take cues from quilt tester Laura Boehnke. She whipped up a quicker version of Fresh New Attitude using fusible web, a small zigzag stitch, and thread that matched her darker prints, all part of the Camelot collection by Jason Yenter for In the Beginning Fabrics.
Instead of a bag, quilt tester Laura Boehnke made a patriotic table runner using the American Valor collection from Red Rooster Fabrics. To adapt the shape for a long and narrow table topper, she modified the pattern, subtracting a vertical row and adding borders. Three rows contain eight A hexagons and the remaining two rows each contain seven A hexagons and two B half hexagons.
For a more subdued look, quilt tester Laura Boehnke remade Sweet Carolina in pastel prints from the Oasis collection by Three Sisters for Moda Fabrics. To put the focus on the center flower, she used low-contrast pastels for the remaining two. Two blue prints that have similar intensities downplay the impact of the triangle-square borders.
Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used just five prints in each block for this version of Wild Wild Web. By controlling the color palette and position of each of the prints, a kaleidoscope pattern magically appears. Fabrics are from the Nature Walk collection for Cloud 9 Fabrics.