American Patchwork & Quilting October 2019
The October 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 2-October 3.
Sparklers Color Option
Cozy Floor Pillow
An oversize pillow can provide additional seating for a guest or a comfy headrest during movie night.
Night Owl Color Option
Creative Contrast Color Option
Quilt tester: Lindsay Mayland
Fabrics: By Hand collection by Amy Friend for Contempo Studio
"I chose yellow as an unconventional background," audience insights manager Lindsay Mayland says of her version of Creative Contrast. She fussy-cut plus signs for the block centers that echo the plus signs separating the block quadrants.
Autumn Picnic Color Option
Spooky Halloween Sampler
Three different blocks in a variety of Halloween prints make up a frightful wall quilt.
Modern Arrangement Color Option
Quilt tester: Sarah Huechteman
Fabrics: Gretel collection by Amy Smart for Penny Rose Fabrics from Riley Blake Designs
"The key to success on this project is to take your time when sewing the curves," quilt tester Sarah Huechteman says. "If you are unfamiliar with curved piecing, cut a couple extra pieces to use as test units. Use as many pins as you need to get the job done."
Designer: Char Hopeman
There is room for all your favorite 1930s reproduction prints in this twin-size quilt.
Crossing Through Color Option
Colors shine in a lap quilt that has a black background.
Fall Dash Color Option
Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke
Fabric: Julia collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics
For a faster finish, instead of piecing the Maple Leaf and pumpkin units for her version of Fall Dash, quilt tester Colleen Tauke fussy-cut 6-1⁄2" squares from a whimsical print and made four identical blocks.
A Common Thread
A Common Thread Color Option
Quilt tester: Jody Sanders
Fabrics: Tonga Soleil collection by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures
Editor Jody Sanders used four batiks to make her three-block table runner version of A Common Thread. "By changing the arrangement of lights and darks, the stars disappear but purple Shoo Fly blocks and green Square-in-a-Square units appear," Jody says.
Patchwork Purse Color Option
Showcase a large-scale print on a roomy bag you can grab and go.