American Patchwork & Quilting April 2014
The April 2014 issue of American Patchwork u0026amp; Quilting is on sale from February 4u002du002dApril 1.Missed it? Order a digital issue here.
Grand Central Quilt Winners
Readers from 25 states entered our 2013 challenge to commemorate a landmark building turning 100.See the winners and finalists here.
Profile: Bonnie Sullivan
In stitching up success, designer Bonnie Sullivan of All Through the Night Designs uses nearly every room in her house.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
April 2014 Favorite Finds
Angles With Ease book and Triangler ruler $17u0026nbsp;(book) and $14.95 (ruler); ankastreasures.comFabric book panels from Quilting Treasures quiltingtreasures.com for nearest retailerQuilt It with Love: The Project Linus Story $19.95; sterlingpublishing.comQuiltspirations u0022playingu0022 cards from LoveBug Studios $14.95; quiltspirations.com
Stamp of Approval
Designer: Tonya AlexanderInspired by a Postage Stamp quilt, a designer creates a springtime beauty from a scrappy assortment of prints. Get the digital issue here.
Stamp of Approval Color Option
Scrappy SquaresA sophisticated and subdued palette of Japanese taupe fabrics form scrappy squares. A dark outer border grounds the quilt and allows the blocks to take center stage.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Designer: Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty By HandFabrics: Scrumptious collection by Bonnie u0026amp; Camille for Moda FabricsA pair of hand-embroidered projects uses sweet stitched flowers to make gifts that are pretty as a picture. Get the digital issue here.
Petal by Petal
Designer: Laurel KeithBuild imaginative floral blocks one piece at a time to showcase your hand-applique skills. A Sawtooth border provides the perfect frame. Get the digital issue here.
Petal by Petal Color Option
Hanging TapestrySurround an appliquu00e9d block with a sawtooth inner border and a floral outer border for a look reminiscent of Jacobean embroideries and other fanciful tapestries.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Alpha Bits u0026 Pieces
Designer: Sandy Klop of American JaneFabrics: Pot Luck collection by American Jane for Moda FabricsLearn your A-B-C's and quilt block 1-2-3's with a wall hanging that uses fussy-cut panel print letters to frame a variety of pieced blocks. Get the digital issue here.
Alpha Bits u0026 Pieces Color Option
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Almost Amish collection by Debbie Beaves and Cotton Supreme solids, both for RJR FabricsInstead of using the dot/check multiprint found in the original quilt, Laura fussy-cut classic quilt blocks from a panel. She used coordinating solids to allow the prints and fussy-cut classic quilt blocks to be the center of attention.Get the digital issue here.
Designer: Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The NightFabrics: Folk Art Home collection by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood StudioNo, it's not applique! Surround squares of a favorite fabric with clever sashing that puts the squares front and center and forms the look of a two-block quilt. Get the digital issue here.
Folk-Al Point Color Option
Striking StarsSashing units become the star of this wall hanging. Four Square-in-a-Square blocks provide the perfect foil for the five stars formed by the sashing.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Swirls and Whirls
Designer: Sherri McConnellLike gusts of wind, swirl quilting spins bright pinwheels across a crisp white quilt top.Buy this pattern here.
Swirls and Whirls Color Option
Girly SwirlsPurple, coral, navy, and gray team up for a snappy wall hanging. Use the same coral or purple print in each block's corners, then alternate the blocks for an interesting secondary pattern when the blocks are set side by side.u0026nbsp;Get the free quilt pattern here.
Designer: Janet Nesbitt of The Buggy BarnMost fabrics: Love to Garden collection by Anni Downs for Henry Glass u0026amp; Co.Basket units frame your favorite motifs fussy-cut from a panel print. Subdued hues transition perfectly from a long winter to early spring, as hints of color begin to emerge.u0026nbsp; Get the digital issue here.
Cameo Appearance Color Option
Framed FlowersSew a flowery springtime wall hanging by fussy-cutting a detail from your favorite big floral print. Fabrics in rich green and red hues add plenty of texture and bright color. A bold print border serves as a modern frame.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Play It Again
Designer: Laurie Simpson of Minick and SimpsonFabrics: Midwinter Reds collection by Minick and Simpson for Moda FabricsFind pattern ideas in unexpected places, such as an antique game board, which comes to life here in a geometric table topper of bold reds and warm neutrals. Get the digital issue here.
Play It Again Color Option
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Enchantment collection by Lonni Rossi for Andover FabricsWith careful placement of a deep orange fabric, Laura brought the square formed by the A and B blocks to the forefront. Her table topper was an experiment in blending light and dark prints and in creative the look of transparency and layers.Get the digital issue here.
Stitches to Savor
Designer: Sue SpargoConsider these beyond-the-basics stitches when you're ready to embellish a project. Get the first five 2014 issues to learn 10 embroidery stitches. A project in the December 2014 issue will incorporate the year's stitches.Get the digital issue here.