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Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting December 2009
We know you love the 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.
Designers Chloe Anderson and Colleen Reale loved Holiday Sparkle’s fabric mix of florals, paisleys, and mosaics so much that they used the same fabric line in another colorway to make a second version of the quilt.
A needle-turn-appliqué bird sits among ripe pairs in this small, primitive wall hanging. Funky buttons, hand-embroidered stems, and a background with just a bit of piecing give the finished quilt movement.
Make a springtime scene using the Hopscotch and Tokyo Basics collections from Red Rooster Fabrics. Create a wall hanging in no time using fusible appliqué to assemble the bird, tree, and pear motifs and fussy-cutting the flower pieces.
Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, a book or magazine, and this warm-tone throw to settle in for an afternoon of reading. Star blocks alternate with hourglass blocks to compose a stunning, scrappy quilt.
Sew a bright wall hanging using lime green, pink, orange, purple, and brown prints from the whimsical Fandango collection for Henry Glass & Co. With careful fabric selection, you can highlight the quilt’s star or hourglass blocks. Fabric placement in the hourglass blocks also creates a secondary star design.
Use house and tree blocks to create a homey wall hanging. Choose stripe fabrics for some of the architectural elements to make it appear as if there are bricks in the chimney and siding on the house. Fabrics are from the Millie’s Garden collection by Joined at the Hip for Clothworks.
Quiltmaker Laura Boehnke utilized fusible appliqué and a small zigzag stitch to easily assemble an appliqué wall hanging. Two in the Bush Flannel and Woolies Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Studio add texture to the quilt.
Designer RaNae Merrill made a second stocking out of fabric from the Snow Show collection by Susan Winget for Benartex. For more information of what else you can do with foundation-pieced spirals, check out RaNae’s book, Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts (Krause, 2008).