Monthly Archives: February 2011

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Did you ever wonder how to put those neutral batiks to work for you?

Since a trip to New York, our Editor, Jean Nolte has had her eye on Timeless Treasure’s Tonga Sugarplum collection of strips and squares.  She also likes the shy tones of their neutral batiks and wanted to use both together with her favorite accent color— a beautiful royal purple. As soon as Jean got back to her room, she…

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Have you heard of Shweshwe fabrics?

Our March/April Love of Quilting issue features a quilt made by Evelyn Young called Monkey Business. It is made from a fabric called Schweschwe, that has an interesting and amazing history. You have probably seen this fabric in historic and contemporary quilts and not been aware that it is still dyed in much the same way…

Love of Quilting March/April 2011

Buy this issue Projects Graphix – Cover project Monkey Business – Indigo fabrics from South Africa I Love You Always – by Robyn Pandolph Wildflower – Dynamic bed quilt Civil War Sampler – Part 2 of 3 Tucson Sunset – by Liz Porter Sophisticated – Rich tones and brown and black Little Wren – Unique…

Tip from a Smart Kid

Katie suggested this tip when she was a young girl shopping with her mother. If you’re going to the quilt store with your mom, be sure to take a book to read. She’s going to be there for awhile.

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Color surprises!

I’ve finally decided what I’m doing for my Crayon challenge and to my surprise, my color choices are quite a bit different than what I started with! I’ve arranged and rearranged blocks and pieces of blocks, auditioning colors and arrangement. I’ve even worked in the colors orange and pink, which I  didn’t even consider when…

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Little Wren Quilt – Wall Hanging

This wall hanging – one of our free quilt patterns as seen in Love of Quilting March/April 2011 – features a purple palette and several Feathered Star quilt blocks. And, you can forget the binding! A scalloped quilt border finishes off this stunning quilt perfectly. See the wren in the middle of the gorgeous Feathered Star in the center of this quilt?…

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Tucson Sunset

The pattern for Tucson Sunset, featured in the March/April 2011 issue of Love of Quilting, can be easily adjusted for size. Use this multiple size chart to make this quilt right for you. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all…

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Monkey Business

The pattern for Monkey Business, featured in the March/April 2011 issue of Love of Quilting, can be easily adjusted for size. Use this multiple size chart to make this quilt right for you. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all…

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Friends and their opinions are priceless!

How do you work out a quilt design? My friends and I enjoy designing our own quilts.  We are traditional, practical, contemporary and eclectic—sometimes all at the same time! We all use our own techniques at home. Graph paper, sketching freehand, EQ Software, Adobe, and Corel Draw, to name a few. But, the best design…

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Check out the Civil War Ladies Quilt!

The Civil War Sampler quilt is featured in the Jan/Feb and Mar/Apr  issues of Love of Quilting and will wrap up in the May/June issue of Love of Quilting. You are welcome to join the Civil War Sampler group anytime, here at QCA, and share as we work together through the Civil War Sampler Quilt.  It’s a…