American Patchwork & Quilting April 2019
The April 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from February 1-April 1.
Designer: Betsy Chutchian
Turn what may seem like trash into a pincushion you will treasure.
Petite Patchwork Color Option
Project tester: Janet Klockenga
Fabrics: Sweet Harmony collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics
For her version of Petite Patchwork, Janet Klockenga eliminated the button and added a 1-1⁄8"-wide border to make pincushion that finishes at 5" square. She selected a tiny print for the small squares composing the Four-Patch units.
Swing Into Spring
Designer: Jessica Dayon
Fabrics: Farmhouse II collection by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics
Alternate star and Irish chain blocks made with fat eighths and time-saving strip piecing.
Swing Into Spring Color Option
Spring Palette Wall Quilt
Showcase your floral scraps in spring colors in a star block quilt.
Sew Many Strips
Designer: Tara Lynn Baisden of Quilters Ridge
Prints in all hues star in a Rail Fence quilt that will entice any scrap collector.
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Sew Many Strips Color Option
Quilt tester: Sarah Huechteman
Fabrics: Dandi-Annie collection by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics
Quilt tester Sarah Huechteman re-created a portion of Sew Many Strips with a controlled color palette. She started by organizing the fabrics into three color families: gray, lime green, and coral. "I used a flannel design wall to help me arrange the colors in a diagonal setting before piecing the wall hanging," Sarah says. "I paid attention to placement of dark and light grays, making sure they were evenly distributed across the quilt top."
Designer: Kathleen Berlew
Celebrate spring with a fresh table topper featuring bunnies in the round.
Designer: Erika Bea (@hello.erikabea on Instagram)
Fabrics: Painter's Palette Solids collection by Paintbrush Studio
Compose a single block in an array of bright solids and combine them with black-and-white Flying geese Units for an eye-catching quilt.
Color Catcher Color Option
Give Batiks a Spin
Batiks in cool hues add texture to a wall quilt that contains a lot of motion.
Adore the Floor
Designer: Glenn Dragone
Fabrics: Grunge Basics collection by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics
A photograph of a tile floor provided the spark for a dynamic hand-pieced quilt.
Adore the Floor Color Option
Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke
Fabrics: Effervescence collection by Amelia Caruso for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Quilt tester Colleen Tauke departed from the look of the original quilt with her selection of modern prints in vibrant colors to create a table runner. She added solid black and two shades of turquoise to give the eye a place to rest among the vibrant prints.
Designer: Krystina Hopkins
Fabrics: Peach, Teal, Gold, and Snow from the Kona Cottons collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
The clever addition of Flying Geese units creates a galaxy of Stars.
Simply Bold Color Option
Color Your Stars
Interlocking stars in distinct colors provide ample space to show off your quilting.
Rustic Mountain Snowflake
Designer: Judy Niemeyer
Fabrics: Montana Sapphire Tonga mini collection by Judy and Judel Niemeyer for Timeless Treasures
Use foundation paper piecing to get sharp points in a 20-1/2"-diameter table topper.
Rustic Mountain Snowflake Color Option
Quilt tester: Diane Tomlinson
Fabrics: Chloe collection by Northcott Studio
Step into spring with quilt tester Diane Tomlinson's version of Rustic Mountain Snowflake. "If you are in a winter weather funk, use prints reminiscent of a spring garden to brighten up," she says. "The table topper now looks more like a flower than a snowflake."
Flea Market Find
Quilt collector: Jody Sanders
Hand-stitch a scrappy quilt out of vintage feed sacks or 1930s reproduction fabrics.
Flea Market Find Color Option
Patriotic Paper Pieces
English paper-piece a star-studded table topper for the Fourth of July.