Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspiration From American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Just as I started the-quilt-project-that-will-take-forever, or DWR for short, I found new inspiration in the latest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (on newstands now and through June 3).

This issue has an interesting follow-up article to last year's Stash Rx, with Weeks Ringle giving more advice about working with the fabric you have in your stash.  Her advice comes with real, hands-on examples.  I found it quite interesting.  But what really caught my eye were two projects that are going on my "must make" list.
First, "Count Your Lucky Stars" by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts.  Lots of half-square triangles in this one!  My only question is, French General or Fig Tree scraps?

Second, I am nuts about the graphic modern-ness of "Pattern Play" by Pat Bravo. 

Last December, I reviewed Color Essentials by Amanda Murphy.  The books shows the Kona Sunset palette of solid fabrics.  I'm thinking of using it, minus the very pale shades, with white and gray, to make my own version of "Pattern Play."

So many quilts, so little time!


  1. I love the Lucky Stars quilt as well. Enough of the FG reds would make a great scrappy red and white quilt - but I love the bright colors in the feature quilt too. I know - too many great quilts for one lifetime...

  2. I love the Lucky Stars quilt, too. Do you follow YARDGRL60 on Intagram? She make lots with Fig Tree, too. I'm thinking you two could be Figgy Friends!

  3. I think French General, he's the love of my life, every collection; even the ones that at the beginning didn't reach out to me after a few days with them...: I love them. But Fig Tree is not so shabby either...

  4. You are going to be busy for a very long time! Good luck with the DWR - can't wait to see that. Sue


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