Monthly Archives: December 2011

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We Won!!!

We work hard, the Quilty team. There are different branches of the team, which is important to mention. For example, several folks (including yours truly wearing a puffy vest that says “I AM WORKING ON SET RIGHT NOW”) just spent 1.5 days shooting photography for the Quilty magazine here in Des Moines. That was an…

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Haven – Free Bed Sized Quilt Pattern

Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton designed this free queen-size quilt with Anna Griffin fabrics in mind. The barn raising set of the King’s Crown Quilt Units and triangle-squares creates a medallion effect. Size: 84″ × 84″ ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and…

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Josie’s Star

This design looks complicated, but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to stitch! Make quick triangle-squares following our video instructions, and you’ll have this quilt finished in no time! Size: 34″ × 34″ Watch our video lesson for making quick triangle-squares. Click here to learn more about designer Terry Albers and our other designers.  

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Hearts and Flowers

We know teenage girls will love, love, love this cute wallhanging and pillow set. Click here to download free instructions for making the matching pillow. Save time and energy! Purchase a kit for this project, complete with fabric, patterns and instructions. Watch a video lesson on making the hanging sleeves used in these projects. Click here to learn more about…

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Ebony & Ivory

Create stylish results with this two-color quilt. The blocks in this black and white quilt are quick and easy to make using machine appliqué. Finished Size: 54″ × 66″ Finished Blocks: 48 (6″) blocks Designed by Debby Kratovil Get the Ebony & Ivory quilt pattern!  

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Hemingway Slept Here

Quilt designer Janet Houts’ book club in Sun Valley, Idaho was celebrating Ernest Hemingway’s birthday while she was making this quilt. She thought that if he had a quilt in his cabin it might have looked just like this one. Size: 60″ × 72″Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Download our free size chart for this project. Save time and…

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Charleston

Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar planned their block layout to create diagonal rows of color. You could mix it up and make a scrappy version just for fun. Size: 61″ × 71″Blocks: 30 (9″) blocks Click here to learn more about designers Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar and our other designers.

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Cruisin’

Use this cute quilt as a wallhanging or table topper. Fabrics feature girlfriends at sea decked out in their finest cruisewear. Size: 35¼” × 35¼”Blocks: 9 (7¾”) blocks Save time and energy! Purchase a kit for this project, complete with fabric, patterns and instructions. Click here to learn more about designer Kate Mitchell and our other designers.

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Cambridge Starlight

Bring the garden inside with this quilt by Ro Gregg. The beautiful floral stripe is a perfect frame for the center patchwork. Size: 74″ × 86″ Download free patterns and instructions for a coordinating table runner. Click here to learn more about designer Ro Gregg and our other designers.

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Digital Forest

Scott Hansen designed this modern quilt with two rectangular blocks, and joined them in an asymmetrical pattern. Size: 58″ × 60″ Save time and energy! Purchase a kit for this project, complete with fabric, patterns and instructions. Click here to learn more about designer Scott Hansen and our other designers.  

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Buttons and Blooms

Cyndi Hershey designed this whimsical wallhanging featuring yo-yo flowers and button embellishments. The neutral tones make it perfect for any decor. Size: 31″ × 19″ Save time and energy! Purchase a kit for this project, complete with fabric, patterns and instructions. View our free video for easy instructions on making yo-yos. Click here to learn more about designer…

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Central Park

Make this lovely quilt using traditional blocks and a collection of color-coordinated prints. Size: 53″ × 69″Blocks: 35 (8″) blocks Download a free size chart for this project. Click here to learn more about designer Jane Vaughan and our other designers.

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Modern Maze

This distinctive urban-inspired design is great for a masculine quilt, but the many intriguing textures within make it something special for anyone. Designer Nancy Mahoney chose lime green for a bright accent. Size: 69½” × 69½”Blocks: 16 (14″) blocks Click here to learn more about designer Nancy Mahoney and our other designers.  

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Card Tricks

The classic Card Trick block sometimes seems a little tricky, but we’ve made it easy for our readers. This throw is an appropriate size for Quilts of Valor. Size: 55″ × 67″Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks Click here to learn more about designer John Kubiniec and our other designers. Click here to learn more about the Quilts of Valor program.…