American Patchwork & Quilting August 2018
The August 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from June 5 -- August 6.
100% Charming Color Option
Quilt tester: Monique Dillard
Fabrics: Echo Basic collection by Timeless Treasures Fabrics
Quilt tester Monique Dillard composed four blocks in jewel-tone fabrics to create a square 100% Charming table topper or wall hanging. The gold squares placement draws the eye around the project; the red squares anchor the design.
Handmade Medallions Color Option
Scrappy Blues Color Option
Stitch a color wheel design in four simple blocks. The black print chain running through the blocks and a low-volume background help the colors stand out.
Barn Dance Color Option
Floral Dance Table Topper
Painterly florals in spring colors meld in an easy-to-piece table topper.
Designer: Susan Ache
A pleasing on-point setting of blocks showcases languid summer hues.
Summertime Color Option
Quilt tester: Alison Gamm
Fabrics: Oxidized Copper Gradations group of the Stonehenge collection for Northcott
Enhance your decor with a striking wall quilt made out of marbleized-look fabric. Graphic designer Alison Gamm made the wall hanging by carefully placing gold, brown, and blue-green mottled fabrics in four blocks. She framed the piece with a 4"-wide finished border that has 4" corner squares.
Rich Tradition Color Option
Quilt tester: Martha Gamm
Fabrics: Goanna Walkabout collection by Paintbrush Studio
For her version of Rich Tradition, quilt tester Martha Gamm updated the traditional block by composing it in brilliantly colored jewel-tone prints. She straight-set the resulting low-contrast blocks side by side without sashing.
Down the Middle
Down the Middle Color Option
Beautiful Blues Pillow
Assorted blue and cream metallic prints make a throw pillow sparkle.
Time to Shine
Time to Shine Color Option
Quilt tester: Martha Gamm
Fabrics: Illusion and Desire collections by Jacqueline De Jonge for Anthology Fabrics
The batiks used by quilt tester Martha Gamm yielded a fresh take on Time to Shine. The brilliant turquoise and coral hues give the table topper or wall hanging a summery, tropical vibe.
Connecting Stars Color Option
Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke
Fabrics: Enchanted collection by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics
Quilt tester Colleen Tauke used children's novelty prints in pastels, a bright turquoise, and the Connecting Stars pattern to create a quilt top suitable for a baby. A scrappy binding would link the coordinating prints nicely.
Quiltmaker: Linda Augsburg
Inspired by Grand Slam by designers Elissa and Heather Willms
Whether it is for a birthday, retirement, or anniversary, a signature quilt is a great way to capture important memories in the honoree's life.