American Patchwork & Quilting February 2020
See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting February 2020 issue.
The February 2020 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from December 6-February 6.
Designer: Renee Nanneman and Terry Paulson
Fabric: Riviera Rosé and Beehive collections by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics
When made in a mix of florals, geometric and bee prints, and checks, star blocks shine.
Country French Color Option
One star block repeated nine times forms a second star design where the blocks intersect.
Designer: Sarah J. Maxwell
Fabric: Peaceful Petals collection by Sarah J. Maxwell for Studio 37 of Marcus Fabrics
Blocks in neutral colors flow into a border of complementary hues, creating a peaceful look.
Gray Area Color Option
Fabric: Fiddle Dee Dee collection by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics
Our staff quilt tester joined pairs of blocks 4 and 5 to replicate the star-in-a-star design that is the center of Gray Area into a 20-1/2"-square table topper.
Designer: Monique Jacobs
Fabric: Heritage Woolies Flannel, Home Sweet Home Flannel, and Woolies Flannel collections by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Studio
Give traditional elements a fresh twist and create a wall hanging that celebrates your favorite neighborhood.
Home Made Color Option
Fabric: Grunge collection by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics
To create a four-block Home Made wall hanging, quilt tester Sarah Huechteman eliminated the sashing between her four house blocks. She added a 2"-wide finished border and 2"-square finished corner squares to frame the quilt.
Collector: Miriam Kujac
Collector Miriam Kujac found this treasure in an antique mall. It was in a corner, hidden in a pile of quilts.
Fresh Snow Color Option
Spoil a new baby with an easy-to-assemble quilt in sweet sherbet colors that showcase your quilting.
Make the Rounds
Designer: Heather Black
Fabric: Geo Pop collection by Christa Watson for Benartex Contempo Studio
Movement, the central theme of this design, influences the color choices and placement and the quilting.
Make the Rounds Color Option
Fabric: Artisan Spirit Shimmer Luminous Earth collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Studio
Our staff quilt tester pieced one of each Make the Rounds blocks using nature prints that have a gold metallic shimmer for an art quilt look. She stacked the two blocks to make a graphic wall hanging.
Designer: Andy Knowlton
Fabric: Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Crisp solids plus straight-line quilting equals a
clean-looking modern quilt.
Solid Choice Color Option
Fabric: General Store collection by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics
To give this smaller version of Solid Choice a more traditional feel, 19th-century reproduction prints were used in lieu of solid colors.
Something Old & Something New
Designer: Ann Hermes
Use scraps of antique fabrics or easy-to-find 19th-century reproduction prints to create your own mini quilt.
Something Old & Something New Color Option
Pull scraps of your favorite fabrics to make a set of four mug rugs.
Find Your Inner Star
Designer: Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring
Fabric: Loop de Loop batik collection by Anthology Fabrics
In a throw filled with Ohio Star blocks, it is the mini versions that bring the twinkle.
Find Your Inner Star Color Option
Fabric: One Stitch at a Time collection by Lynette Anderson for Lecien
Use fussy-cutting to showcase favorite fabrics and unusual motifs in your next project. In this small version of Find Your Inner Star, a fussy-cut sewing machine motif draws the eye to the center.
Designers: Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo's Country Junction
Let creativity be your guide when piecing a project improvisationally. No two blocks will be exactly the same.
Playtime Color Option
Use improvisational piecing and barnyard-theme fabrics to make a playful baby quilt.