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Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting October 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.
All for Fall gets a spooky twist when made in Halloween prints from the Eerie Alley collection by SEI for Robert Kaufman. To fashion a festive wall hanging, quilt tester Laura Boehnke re-created only the top portion of the design using fusible appliqué and surrounded it with a 5”-wide (finished) border.
Bold and bright prints in the setting triangles and border draw attention to the perimeter of this playful, five-block wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Phoebe collection by Wendy Slotboom for In the Beginning Fabrics.
Showcase fabric in a lap-size quilt by using large-scale prints for the wide rectangles and small- and medium-scale prints for the narrow rectangles. Contrasting prints are from the Silent Cinema collection by Jenean Morrison and solids are from the New Voile Solids collection, both from FreeSpirit.
If reproduction prints aren't your style, brighten up the look with prints from the Lift Your Spirits collection by Wendy Bentley for Timeless Treasures. For her high-energy interpretation, quilt tester Laura Boehnke chose prints for the 12 Pickle Dish blocks and the four Lover’s Knot blocks that have contrast in both color and scale.
By swapping crisp solid white for the light floral, quilt tester Laura Boehnke made the Broken Dishes blocks pop in her smaller version of Side Dish. Instead of appliquéing the middle border, Laura selected a novelty print from the Alphabet Soup Girl collection from Riley Blake Designs that stands on its own. By mixing a novelty print with tone-on-tones and a small-scale floral in the outer border, Laura draws the viewer’s eye across the quilt top.