Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s Raining Quilts

“It’s Raining Quilts”October 7 – 9 Buckley, WA“It’s Raining Quilts” Quilt Show, presented by Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw, WA. This year’s Featured Quilter is Joanne Wahlstrom. Lots of beautiful quilts, Challenge quilts, raffle quilts, great vendors, demonstrations, Country Store, and door prizes. The show will be held at Buckley Hall, 127 River Ave. Hours: 10…

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Rolling along through Iowa—

This week the bikes have been rolling through Iowa on an annual event called RAGBRAI. It started in 1973 by 2 guys who invited friends to ride along for 6 days across Iowa from west to east. It is now 7 days of riding, averaging 472 miles and attracts participants from all 50 states and…

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Berry Thicket – Free Quilting Pattern

This throw is made of easy-to-piece hourglass quilt units with just a touch of machine appliqué. See Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units for a quick and easy method for making hourglass units from squares. This throw is perfect for addiing just a touch of class to any room in your home! Size: 51″ × 57″   ***The free…

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Lover’s Walk – Free Floral Quilt Pattern

The curves in this quilt are easy machine quilt appliqué — no curved quilt piecing required. Dots, plaid, toile, and a beautiful floral print provide a pleasant variety of visual textures. This beautiful quilt is perfect for those looking to make a floral quilt pattern. Size: 62″ x 62″ ***The free download link is below for logged-in users.…

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Variable Star in Garden Maze

The setting for this great quilt from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska only looks complicated. It’s made from three different blocks which, when combined, give it a woven look. Size: 92¾” × 92¾” Download complete instructions and pattern for this project. You may also buy the entire issue featuring this quilt: September/October 2011 issue…

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Haunted Halloween

As you decorate your house for Halloween, beware of bats, cats, and pumpkins wearing hats. Size: 44″ × 44″ Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting.      

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Girls Day

    Girls Day is the ancient Japanese custom of displaying Hina dolls, wishing girls healthy growth and happiness. It is believed that any doll display should be taken down soon after the festival day of March 3 — otherwise girls might have to wait to get married.     Size: 50″ × 72½” Complete instructions and patterns…

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Times Square

The brilliant lights of Times Square at night inspired Diane Tomlinson to make this magnificent foundation-pieced New York Beauty quilt. Size: 86″ × 98″ Download free templates for this quilt.   Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting.        

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Pick-Up Sticks

This quilt is a great project for using those 5-inch charm squares you’ve been collecting — we know you have them! Size: 71″ × 89″ Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting. Download our free Size Option instructions for this quilt.        

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Pumpkin Patch

Make this matching table Runner and hot pad for your autumn table. Machine appliqué using fusible web and blanket stitch, and get it done in no time! Table Runner Size: 33½” × 16½” Hot Pad Size: 8½” × 8½” Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting. Save…

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Fairfield Blue

This big block quilt showcases a traditional LeMoyne Star in the center, which is surrounded by Flying Geese Units and multiple borders. Size: 74″ x 74″ Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting.        

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Christmas Grinch

Don’t let the Grinch steal your Christmas spirit. Make this twin-size quilt featuring prints of scenes from the classic holiday story by Dr. Seuss. Size: 72″ x 86″ Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting. Download free instructions for the Grinch Pillowcase. Save time! Buy the…

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Crossed Kayaks

Marianne Fons combined batik fabrics, the traditional Crossed Canoes block, and a shaded layout to create her contemporary quilt. She says, “This quilt will benefit my sister-in-law Valerie Fons, now a cancer survivor, who paddled more than 30,000 miles during her career as a long-distance kayaker.” Size: 96″ x 96″ Complete instructions and patterns for this project…

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Midnight Madness

Make this quilt using a special Halloween print for a great seasonal throw. Size: 60¾” x 73¾” Complete instructions and patterns for this project are available in the September/October 2011 issue of Love of Quilting.   Save time! Buy the Midnight Madness Quilt Pattern.