American Patchwork & Quilting October 2013
The October 2013 issue of American Patchwork u0026amp; Quilting is on sale from August 6u002du002dOctober 7.u0026nbsp;Missed it? Order a digital issue here.u0026nbsp;
Profile: Tula Pink
ModernitionalDesigner and author Tula Pink creates distinctive fabrics and patterns with a perfect blend of new and oldu002du002da modern twist on a traditional quilting foundation.Get the digital issue here.u0026nbsp;See Tula Pink's website here.
Designer: Kim DiehlAn appliquu00e9 center surrounded with Churn Dash blocks and a stunning border uses a simple machine technique that mimics the look of hand appliquu00e9.Get the digital issue here.
Garden Medallion Color Option
Blooming Batiks Wall HangingUse a variety of vibrant batiks and fusible appliquu00e9 to make the center section of Garden Medallion. A cool blue background offsets the red and orange in the appliquu00e9s and blocks.Get the free pattern here.u0026nbsp;
Designer: Amy Walsh of Blue Underground StudiosTwist and turn strip-pieced segments for an a-maze-ing quilt inspired by an antique version.Get the digital issue here.Get the coloring diagram and optional size chart.
Labyrinth Color Option
Color MazeThis wall hanging may look confusing but it's not. It's simply strip set segments arranged in a mazelike pattern. Draw upon a split complement color combination (two neighboring colors each on the opposite sides of the color wheel) like this red/orange and green/blue combo. A black inner border makes the quilt center stand out.u0026nbsp;Get the free pattern here.Get the coloring diagram and optional size chart.
Designer: Tonya AlexanderAdd off-kilter strips one at a time to craft a bewitching jack-o'-lantern and coordinating Shadow Box blocks from favorite Halloween novelty prints.u0026nbsp;Get this free pattern here.
Wacky Jack Color Option
Fun Fall SceneFun fall prints and wonky pieced blocks make up a whimsical autumn wall hanging. A pumpkin block in assorted oranges pops off the quilt for a bright seasonal design.Get the free pattern here.
Designer: Jo MortonTiny Square-in-a-Square units look like perfectly manicured olive-green fields viewed from above.u0026nbsp;Get this free quilt pattern here.
Green Acres Doll Quilt
Designer: Jo MortonNatural greens are highlighted with rich red sashing in a doll quilt that can span the seasons. Square-in-a-aquare units form a grid shape that echoes the geometric shapes in the rest of the quilt.Get the free pattern here.
Peaks u0026 Valleys
Designer: Tula PinkForm a jagged chevron look across a bright fat-quarter-friendly throw by offsetting blocks that are a variation of Delectable Mountains.Get the digital issue here.
Peaks u0026 Valleys Color Option
Luminous LanternsTurn Peaks u0026amp; Valleys on its side to create serrated-edge lanterns. Use a variety of bright batiks in combination with dark blue tonal batiks for contrast that wows. The background is a combination of three different dark blue batiks, adding subtle detail you notice only a second look.Get the free pattern here.
Light the Way
Designer: Jinny BeyerResembling stepping-stones along a path, sparkling Mariner's Compass blocks are framed with Pineapple blocks that shade from gold to burgundy. We'll lead you through the techniques involved: fussy-cutting, set-in-seams, and mitered borders.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
Light the Way Color Option
Sometimes fabric choices are inspired by shapes in a quilt design, as was the case here. Spiky points on the Mariner's Compass blocks repeat the tepee motif of the novelty print fabric.Get the digital issue here.
A Dash of Autumn
Designer: Doug Leko of Antler Quilt DesignLook closely: There really aren't Churn Dash blocks in this quilt. It's the intersections of the asymmetrical block that create the appearance of Churn Dashes.Get the free quilt pattern here.
A Dash of Autumn Color Option
Bundle of JoyCute novelty prints and soft pastels make this a perfect baby quilt! A directional banner print was carefully cut so it always is waving in the same direction.Get the free pattern here.
Baby Makes 3
Designer: Sarah Price of It's Sew EmmaCute in many colors (we've shown three), here's a crib quilt you can piece in no time. Adding gray neutrals to the typical white neutral updates the palette.Get the digital issue here.
Baby Makes 3 Color Option
Fresh TweetsGreen and red always look great together. A bit of pink keeps the finished wall hanging from looking too much like Christmas while a standout bird print adds a fresh touch.Get the free pattern here.
A Different Path
Designer: Kathie HollandTake an alternate route to reach a classic Drunkard's Path block. Choose one of two applique techniques, neither of which required curved piecing.u0026nbsp;Get the digital issue here.
A Different Path Color Option
Radiating DiamondsThe Drunkard's Path blocks in this wall hanging form undulating diamonds that are both curved and jagged. Tone-on-tone prints allow ample space for beautiful quilting.Get the free pattern here.