American Patchwork & Quilting June 2014
The June 2014 issue of American Patchwork u0026amp; Quilting is on sale from April 1u002du002dJune 3.Missed it? Order a digital issue here.
Stash Rx: Refill One
Designer Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio shares her remedy for common u0022problemu0022 fabrics, offering advice for what may ail a quilter's stash!Get the digital issue here.Did you miss the first Stash Rx story? Read it here.
June 2014 Favorite Finds
Quilter's Applique Caddy by Piece O' Cake Designs$14.95; ctpub.comSpool Block Template Stamps and Ink$32 (stamp set), $8.25 (ink pag); cindyblackberg.comCreative Stitching by Sue Spargo$32 (book), $35 (kit); suespargo.com
June 2014 Favorite Finds Continued
Knockout Neutral by Pat Wys$24.99;u0026nbsp;shopmartingale.comYoko Saito's Japanese Taupe Color Theory$37.95; stitchpublications.comBernina Embroidery Software 7visit bernina.com for retailers
Out of the Blue
Designer: Diane Nagle of Peddlecar QuiltsFabrics: Maison Bleue collection by Robyn Pandolph for RJR FabricsWith the addition of a clever sashing, a field of stars emerges from a serene Irish Chain background.Get the digital issue here.
Out of the Blue Color Option #1
Designer: Monique DillardFabrics: Hannah collection by Fabri-QuiltSwap the lights and darks for a pop-art version of Out of the Blue. Two primary motifs emerge depending on your viewpoint. Do you see dark four-petal flowers with a Four-Patch at the center? Or do the light four pointed stars comes to the forefort for you?Get the digital issue here.
Out of the Blue Color Option #2
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Valencia collection by Chong-a Hwang for Timeless Treasures FabricsFlorals are perhaps the ultimate multicolor prints. A simple rule of thumb for combining other colors with a realistic floral print is this: mix in some leafy green. The hint of gold in the block centers frames the Four-Patch in each block.Get the digital issue here.
From the Ground Up
Designers: Linda Jenkins and Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake DesignsLearn the secrets to applique success layer by layer from the designers who built this quilt.Get the digital issue here.
From the Ground Up Color Option #1
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Left Bank collection by Michele D'Amore for BenartexA switch to fusible machine applique turned this version of From the Ground Up into easy street. This quilt plays with fabric textures such as stripes, dots, florals, and damask prints.Get the digital issue here.
From the Ground Up Color Option #2
Cute and Cuddly ThrowUse plush fabrics to piece an easy throw that takes advantage of the 58u0022 width of the fabrics-it's the perfect easy-to-make gift!Get the free quilt pattern here.
Designers: Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt StudioIt may look like an extraordinary labyrinth of patchwork rectangles, but the eclectic mix of prints on a solid earth-tone field is really three ordinary sets of rectangles repeated row after row.Get the digital issue here.
Regular Joe Color Option #1
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Artisan Batiks: Grove collection by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman FabricsAn all-batik Regular Joe echoes a vertical half of the original quilt. Though the rows are shorter, this quilt stays true to the shifting rows emerging from the pattern center, which makes the rows appear to be water rippling away from a shoreline.Get the digital issue here.
Regular Joe Color Option #2
Designer: Laura BoehnkeHow do you keep one-color quilts from being ho-hum? When pulling fabrics for a monochromatic quilt, don't forget to pull all the shades of that hue. Not only do the vertical rows look like stairsteps, but each fabric appears to stairste across the width of the quilt as well.Get the digital issue here.
Regular Joe Color Option #3
Designer: Laura BoehnkeConventional wisdom might lead you to think that brights must be paired with other brights. But adding a dull putty color to this mix provides two things: a resting point for the eye and a balance to the busyness of the bright.Get the digital issue here.
Regular Joe Color Option #4
Designer: Laura BoehnkeRetro prints bring pops of color against the neutral background. This quilt uses only the center portion of Regular Joe.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
Designer: Becky Cogan for Need'l LoveFabrics: Villageware Toile and Itsy Bits collections by Renee Nanneman for Andover FabricsFlying geese units set the stage for small, straight-set blocks that appear to be set on point in a classic black-and-white quilt.Get the digital issue here.
Perfect Harmony Color Option #1
Neutral TerritoryMedium-tone reproduction prints sparkle in a table topper that's perfect for any season.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Perfect Harmony Color Option #2
Designer: Jen FlemmigBatiks, wovens, and ikat, oh my! Mixing textures. batiks, wovens, and prints in a single project instantly ups the interest level of this quilt.Get the digital issue here.
Designer: Gina Martin of Gina Martin DesignFabrics: Sewing Box collection by Gina Martin Design for Moda FabricsWith raw-edge fusible applique you can quickly assemble the perfect pillow for your sewing space.Get the digital issue here.
Dream Machine Color Option #1
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Home Is Where Your Story Begins collection by Jamie Fingal, Bliss Borders, and Confetti Celebration, all for Hoffman California FabricsCelebrate this hobby with a confetti-print background and a fussy-cut printed sentiment at the base.Get the digital issue here.
Dream Machine Color Option #2
Designer: Elizabeth BeeseFabrics: Bordeaux and Sienna collection and the Paula Barnes Companions collection, both by Paula Barnes for Marcus FabricsElizabeth made the sewing machine from black fabric and narrowed and slopes the machine's head to look like an old Featherweight.Get the digital issue here.
Count Your Lucky Stars
Quilt Collector: Pam Buda of Heartspun QuiltsI wish I may, I wish I might, make this super scrap-lover's delight. In this antique quilt, patchwork stars flicker across a shirting field.Get the digital issue here.
Count Your Lucky Stars Color Option #1
Designer: Laura BoehnkeFabrics: Artisan Shimmer collection by NorthcottAdd some sparkle to Count Your Lucky Stars with a selection of bright pastel tone-on-tone prints that contain a hint of metallic.Get the digital issue here.
Count Your Lucky Stars Color Option #2
Peekaboo PatternsSeemingly mismatched prints come together beautifully in this table topper. In the Pinwheel units, bright fabrics peek through a solid background.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Designer: Pat Bravo of Art Gallery FabricsFabrics: Pure Elements collection byu0026nbsp;Art Gallery FabricsPairing color after color with a two-tone background of gray and off-white is a solid idea! Use a braidlike method to make uneven chevrons.Get the digital issue here.
Pattern Play Color Option #1
Designer: Jen FlemmigFabrics: Lola collection by Dear Stellau0026nbsp;Gray has won its way into the hearts of interior deisngers. Are you unsure how to work gray into your home? How about with a fresh mix of blues and yellows?Get the digital issue here.
Pattern Play Color Option #2
Purple PlayUse a narrow color palette of two brights (purple and pink) and two neutrals (black and white) to produce a bold wall hanging.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Designer: Cindy BlackbergHappiness is handmade. Stitch an homage to that sentiment with hand-pieced Spool blocks surrounding a hand-embroidered center.Get the digital issue here.
Spoolin' Around Color Option #1
Spools of FunFor a standout addition to your sewing space, choose a novelty print for the wall hanging center and surround it with Spool blocks in bright prints.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Spoolin' Around Color Option #2
Designer: Monique DillardThe small scale of the pieces cut from a large-scael print is just right for this version of Spoolin' Around.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
Red, White u0026 Oooh
Designers: Kelli Krammer and Jo Kramer of Jo's Country JunctionLike a spectacular fireworks display, stars pieced from an assorted of prints burst from the center of a patchwork throw.Buy this pattern here.
Red, White u0026 Oooh Color Option #1
Star Bright Wall QuiltPunch up the color palette with a variety of fiery batiks. A shimmering star in the middle radiates red, yellow, and orange.Get the free quilt pattern here.
Red, White u0026 Oooh Color Option #2
Designer: Jill MeadFabrics: Kimberly's Garden collection from Fresh Water Designs for E.E. SchenckA delightful white plus 1930s prints version might well be hiding something. If you focus your attention on the four white centers of what appear to be Square-in-a-Square blocks with 1930s print corners, it's easy to lose sight of the star formed in the four corners.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
Stitches to Savor
Designer: Sue SpargoConsider these beyond-the-basics stitches when you're ready to embellish a project. Get the first five 2014 issues to learn 10 embroidery stitches. A project in the December 2014 issue will incorporate the year's stitches.Get the digital issue here.u0026nbsp;