American Patchwork & Quilting April 2015
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Piece & Play
Designer: Jean Wells
Fabrics: Kona Cotton Solids collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Jean Wells teaches you how to expand your piecing horizons with a new technique she calls itty bitty piecing -- and shows you how to play with color at the same time.
Rainbow Rows Color Option
A Fine Line
Piece rows of color in a scrappy, yet structured, wall hanging. Use cream prints and florals for the block backgrounds and setting triangles to create an elegant design.
Buried Treasure Color Option
Born to Be Wild
For a snuggly baby quilt, use flannel featuring cute animals and pastel colors to create radiating diamonds.
Scraptacular Color Option
A scrappy assortment of green, red, and pink florals blooms across this wall hanging. Wide sashing and Four-Patches show off both large and small prints.
Pin a Posy
Lovely in Lace
Lovely in Lace Color Option
Create a luxe look with an angular design that brings to mind a set of hand-painted tiles. Gold machine quilting amps up the exotic look.
Paddlewheel Color Option #1
Paddlewheel Color Option #2
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke
Fabrics: Island Breeze collection by Lauren McMullen and the Suede collection, all from P&B Textiles
Take a trip to a tropical paradise with this version of Paddlewheel. Unexpected magenta skinny strips around the quilt center and in the triangle-squares set off citrus-color tone-on-tones and prints.
Simply Brilliant Color Option
Create a striking stair-step effect by placing the dark half of each triangle-square in the bottom-left position. Adding borders prevents the viewer's eye from going up the "stairs" and off the quilt.
A Little Flourish
A Little Flourish Color Option
Get Comfy Color Option
Make It Mini
Quiltmaker: Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.
Fabrics: Sweet as Honey collection by Bonnie Christine and the Rapture collection by Pat Bravo, both for Art Gallery Fabrics
Reduce the size of a block and see how the look changes. Here, the block from Get Comfy is scaled down to make a cute house block.