American Patchwork & Quilting October 2018
The October 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 7--October 1.
Set Your Path
Designer: Char Hopeman
The Sunshine and Shadows Log Cabin block setting plays up the contrast of light and dark 19th-century reproduction prints.
Set Your Path Color Option
A Shore Thing
Bring to mind a day at the beach with rows of fabric representing the sea, sand, and sky.
Monster Mash Color Option
Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke
Fabrics: On Maple Lake collection by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics
"I combined two each of my favorite blocks for a quick-to-make Halloween decoration," quilt tester Colleen Tauke says. "Adding colorful sashing and setting squares nicely frames each block."
Designer: Kathy Smith
An antique floor register provided the spark for an intricate table topper. English paper piecing and fussy cutting make construction go smoothly.
Grate Inspiration Color Option
Star Tile Table Runner
You'll be a star after completing this table runner, which uses English paper piecing, machine appliqué, and machine piecing.
Fall Beauty Color Option
Quilt tester: Martha Gamm
Fabrics: Seaside collection by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs
Instead of autumn hues, quilt tester Martha Gamm used summertime brights, including florals, gingham, dots, and a border of nautical flags, in her version of Fall Beauty. "It was worth the extra time and fabric it took to miter the border," Martha says.
Small Wonder Color Option
Quilt tester: Jody Sanders
Fabrics: Evelyn's Homestead 1880-1900 collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics
"For a summer-theme version of Small Wonders, I pulled the pink, cream, and green prints from a multicolor fabric collection," editor Jody Sanders says. "Instead of trimming the quilt edges and sewing on a border, I appliquéd the quilt center to a floral 18×22" rectangle. Because the cream print outer pieces of the quilt center match the floral background, the ‘flowers' appear to be growing in a garden."
Fan-Tastic Color Option
Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke
Fabrics: Bountiful Harvest collection by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics
Quilt tester Colleen Tauke created a seasonal table topper out of autumn-inspired fabrics that have accents of metallic gold. "I selected the border fabric first," Colleen says. "I used the large-scale sunflower and leaf fabrics for the ‘plain' fans to showcase the prints. To add a sense of whimsy, I used the same print in two colors for the inner border."
Pieces of History
Antique quilt from the American Patchwork & Quilting collection
Gather solids in Amish-inspired colors to re-create an antique quilt sprinkled with make-do blocks.
Pieces of History Color Option
Wild Flowers Color Option
In Full Bloom
String-piece flowers in bright fabrics for a scrappy summertime wall hanging.
Seaside Steps Color Option
Quilt tester: Janet Klockenga
Fabrics: Woodlands Fusion collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics
Managing editor Janet Klockenga created a table topper or small wall hanging version of Seaside Steps using modern florals. "I enjoy re-creating a classic block like Courthouse Steps out of contemporary fabrics," Janet says. "It's sometimes surprising how different from the original your creation can look!"
Quilt collector: Miriam Kujac
A cozy vintage throw in solid Cheddar yellow, cream shirting, and muslin exudes a harvest-season glow.
Cheddar Pinwheels Color Option
In this table topper version of Cheddar Pinwheels, the use of a greater mix of mottled jewel-tone fabrics in the border adds interest. The bottom left-hand Pinwheel block has its blue triangles in a different orientation than in the other blocks, reflecting the whimsy of the original quilt.