American Patchwork & Quilting February 2018
The February 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from December 5--February 5.
On the Bright Side
Designers: Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo's Country Junction
Stitch up a galaxy of miniature eight-point stars to make a king-size bed quilt.
On the Bright Side Color Option
Quilt tester: Jody Sanders
Group editor Jody Sanders is pulling from her collection of 19th-century reproduction fabrics to make her quilt-along version of On the Bright Side.
Designer: Kim Diehl
Use a machine-appliqué technique that mimics the look of hand appliqué.
Berry Blossoms Color Option
Quilt tester: Elizabeth Tisinger Beese
Fabrics: Artisan Batiks collection by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Elizabeth Tisinger Beese made a pillow out of one Berry Blossoms block. For her pillow, Elizabeth layered the appliquéd block with fusible batting to stabilize the linen background. She used different colors of thread to machine-blanket-stitch the different appliqué shapes.
Designer: Erika Bea
Achieve a beachy feel by using bright white and sea glass-inspired aqua prints.
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Salt Spray Color Option
Quilt tester: Heidi Kaisand
Fabrics: Stonehenge Graduations Mystic Twilight collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott
Heidi Kaisand made the center section of Salt Spray in a variety of cool colors.
Designer: AGF Studio
Fabrics: Woodlands Fusion collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics
Grab some fabrics and try your hand at improvised piecing of tree blocks.
Branch Out Color Option
Quilt tester: Jennifer Keltner
Fabrics: Centenary 23rd collection by Yoko Salto for Lecien
Jennifer Keltner layered four tree background fabrics before splicing them apart. She repeated the process before cutting the branch pieces. The result is four trees that are more similar and symmetrical to one another than those in the original project.
Plaid to Meet You
Designer: Tonya Alexander
Join large and small squares in two colors to create a checkered design set on the diagonal.
Plaid to Meet You Color Option
Keep a little one warm with a flannel quilt that celebrates plaids!
Designer: Amanda Niederhauser
Fabrics: Farmer's Daughter collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Pinwheel units in pretty pastel and assorted black prints bring a traditional look to a contemporary block.
Modern Farmhouse Color Option
Colorful Pinwheel Table Runner
Color-blocked pinwheels with bright yellow centers spin across a three-block table runner.
Designer: Monique Dillard
Flying Geese units twist and turn, creating Friendship Stars in the center of a mini quilt.
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Tiny Treasures Color Option
Try a scrappy mini quilt featuring small prints in creatively arranged small units.
Handle with Care
Inspired by Classic Blues from quilt collector Julie Hendricksen
Quiltmaker: Judy Sams Sohn
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Collective prints and shot cottons by FreeSpirit Fabrics
Assorted jewel-tone fabrics turn a two-color classic into an explosion of eye-catching design.
Handle with Care Color Option
Quilt collector: Julie Hendricksen
The vintage quilt Classic Blues owned by quilt collector Julie Hendricksen, was the impetus for Handle with Care.
Sew Giving Rail Fence
Designer: Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios
Simple piecing will inspire you to start your next comfort quilt because you're #SEWGiving!
Designer: Sachiko Aldous
A rainbow of appliquéd wedges in assorted prints joins a novelty ribbon in a sweet, scrappy pincushion.
Color Wheel Color Option
Blooming Batik Pincushion
Use a black-and-white batik as a foundation to showcase beautiful and bright colors. A Dresden Plate block blooms like a flower from the center of this pincushion.