Color Options from American Patchwork & Quilting August 2013
Summer Still Life
Designers: Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting of Piece N QuiltA simple coneflower becomes an artful element when machine-appliquéd to a sunny background that was pieced with an optional dimensional technique.
Summer Still Life Color Option
Happy solid orange, cheerful solid turquoise, and bright polka dot white combine to make Flying Geese units. When arranged around a center square, the units look like blades on windmills rotating in a summer breeze. Fabrics are from the Wallflower Waltz collection for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Designers: Darlene Zimmerman and Rachel ShelburneAssemble a red, white, and blue table topper using precut strips for easy summer décor.
Designers: Darlene Zimmerman and Rachel ShelburneColor palettes are the key to creating diverse moods in a pair of easy-to-piece quilts made from strips and squares. Using precut strips makes the project simpler yet! Fabrics are from the Arboretum collection of Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.
Shifting Directions Color Option
Make the Cut
Designer: Wenche Wolff Hatling of Northern QuiltsEvery fabric is a star performer in a throw where pieces are fussy-cut from favorite prints.
Make the Cut Color Option
Designer: Avis Shirer of Joined at the HipBuild this wall hanging row by row, pairing house blocks and bow tie blocks. The neighborhood appears to have angled streets as the bow-tie shapes run diagonally across the quilt top.
Row Houses Color Option
Where the Heart Is
House blocks surrounded by floral prints and connected by bow tie blocks create a street scene in this wall hanging. A stripe print cut in different directions changes up the look of the individual houses. Fabrics are from the Deco collection by Makower UK for Andover Fabrics.
Pretty in Pastels
Designer: Rose Ann CookCreate a bed-size quilt that's deceptively easy. Repeating a single block in low-volume colors produces an almost plaid overall appearance. Fabrics are from the Paris Flea Market collection by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics
Pretty in Pastels Color Option
Layer Upon Layer
Designer: Monique Dillard of Open Gate QuiltsDon't be deceived. While this throw looks complex-as if a cream diagonal grid overlays a red grid atop a black background-it is composed of Jacob's Ladder blocks assembled using a simple stitch-and-flip technique. Fabrics are from the Royal Gardens collection by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio.
Layer Upon Layer Color Option
Out of the Blue
A range of blues from light to medium to dark forms a grid look in this wall hanging. Dark floral squares emerge from assorted lighter blues to give the project depth. Fabrics are from the Indigo Blues collection by Pine Tree Country Quilts for Fabri-Quilt.