American Patchwork & Quilting February 2019
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Designer: Kaffe Fassett
Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Collective for FreeSpirit Fabrics
Contrast Columns is an excerpt from the book Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in America: Designs Inspired by Vintage Quilts from the American Museum in Britain. Taunton Press, styled photography by Debbie Patterson.
Wool Welcome Color Option
Fabrics: Amberley collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics
Quilt tester Monique Jacobs used light-color tiny floral prints to re-create the pincushion with a springtime vibe. Instead of hand-stitching the appliqué pieces to the pincushion, she used fusible web and machine-stitched them in place.
Neon Dream Color Option
Flower Lineup Table Runner
Showcase floral fabrics and a pop of yellow in a springtime table runner.
Down to Earth
Designer: Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts
Combine appliqué and piecing to make a charming quilt that features a piano key border.
NOTE: After printing, this pattern had additional changes.
From dark brown print, cut:
4--3-1/4x42" strips (instead of 3--4x42)
Down to Earth Color Option
English Garden Table Topper
Surround an appliquéd flower block with pieced basket blocks composed of delicate florals.
Quilt collector: Jody Sanders
Whether you call the block Granny Square or Grandmother's Pride, piece multiples of it to re-create a circa 1950s quilt.
Time Traveler Color Option
Seaside Squares Baby Quilt
Use bright underwater-theme prints to assemble a baby quilt.
Total Eclipse Color Option
Fabrics: Mon Beau Jardin collection by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake
After piecing a smaller version of Total Eclipse, quilt tester Colleen Tauke discovered three tips for successful foundation piecing.
1. Use a tiny stitch length (1.5-2) and a larger needle so the foundation material tears away easily from the assembled block.
2. Set up a pressing surface close to your sewing machine to increase productivity.
3. Change your needle every 6–8 hours of sewing because sewing through multiple layers quickly dulls a needle.
Wide Open Spaces
Wide Open Spaces Color Option
Fabrics: Sun Print 2018 collection by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Quilt tester Sharon McConnell used blender prints in saturated colors to make her version of Wide Open Spaces. A gray background allows colors to shine. "Simple geometric shapes can be quite graphic, especially when they are super-sized," Sharon says.
Shared History Color Option
Fabrics: Temperance Blues c1850 collection by Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts for Washington Street Studio of P&B Textiles
Quilt tester Diane Tomlinson used a monochromatic selection of blue 19th-century reproduction prints and stripes to make low-contrast blocks. Her version of Shared History features light prints in the sashing and border to visually set off the Pinwheel blocks. "It was a challenge using a one-color palette," Diane says, "but I like a good challenge!"
From the Heart
From the Heart Color Option
Quilt Your Heart Out
Bright solids on a solid black background produce a modern wall quilt that has room to show off your quilting.
Go for a Spin
Go for a Spin Color Option
Fabrics: Tonga Jewel Amethyst collection by Judy and Judel Niemeyer for Timeless Treasures Fabrics
Quilt tester Diane Tomlinson used batiks in blues and purples to make a three-block table runner version of Go for a Spin. She machine-echo-quilted the background and machine-outline-quilted the blocks.