American Patchwork & Quilting February 2015
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Creating a Happy Place
After years of adapting to make-do studios, quilt designer, author, and instructor Kimberly Einmo revels in her ultimate quilting space.Get the digital issue here.
All Nestled In
All Nestled In Color Option
Fly by the Line
An airplane print and a diagonal stripe in an unexpected color palette results in a vibrant baby quilt. Straight line quilting and repeating the stripe in the binding provide fun finishing touches.
Piece & Play
Designer: Tina Lewis
Fabrics: Kona Cotton solids collection from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
After studying hundreds of Norwegian knitted sweaters, a designer creates a quilt that captures their essence. Triangle-squares, rectangles, and strips compose the "stitches" in this two-color beauty.
Sweater Weather Color Option
Designer: Laura Boehnke
Fabrics: Lily's Garden and Basically Patrick collections by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics
Take Sweater Weather into another season with spring colors. The arrow units become tulips in a field of grass in this wall hanging version. Laura fussy-cut a dot for some of the pieces in the block row and used a stripe to direct the eye toward the blocks, which take on the look of stars instead of snowflakes.
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Lighten Up Color Option
Floating Water Lanterns
Watercolor prints sparkle against cool blue tones to create the impression of lanterns floating on a lake at night.
Ladies in Red
Ladies in Red Color Option
Squeeze of Lime
Solid black setting and corner triangles bring drama to a quilt center of light and medium prints. The teal inner border and a standout lime print add a fresh feeling to this wall hanging.
Layered Look Color Option
Color-rich jewel tones bring the circular shapes in this wall hanging to the forefront. The four identical button blocks prevent the multiple colors from being overwhelming.
Designer: Lisa DeBee Schiller
Use needle-turn appliqué and hand embroidery to craft a scrumptious wall hanging or table runner.
Place Setting Color Option
Designer: Laura Boehnke
Fabrics: Cooking Italiano collection by Sue Schlabach for Windham Fabrics
Frame the appliquéd center with a kitchen-theme novelty print as quilt tester Laura Boehnke did in her wall hanging version of Place Setting. She used fusible appliqué and finished each piece with a narrow satin stitch. In addition to using the original quilt's 5-1⁄2"-wide finished top and bottom borders, Laura added 1-1⁄2"-wide finished side borders.
Transitions Color Option
Brown squares separate color groupings of neutrals and light turquoise in a wall hanging that is a mirror image both horizontally and vertically.