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.
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.