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Love of Quilting July/August 2017 Cover

Love of Quilting July/August 2017

The Love of Quilting July/August 2017 issue is filled with perfect Summer projects! We’ve got seven throw-sized quilts, a new trunk show feature, and our Sew Easy instructions to help you through binding, piping, quick triangles and more. This issue of Love of Quilting, like so many others, is the best source for traditional quilts…

Bebe B Quilt

Bebe B Quilt

Make a big impact with this giant-block quilt. Angie Milligan’s Bebe B looks as beautiful hanging on a wall as it would draped over a crib. It’s constructed with a series of triangle-squares, to come together quickly. About This Quilt Finished Size: 38″ x 38″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended Tools: Fons &…

In the Summertime Quilt

In the Summertime Quilt

Emily Bailey doesn’t disappoint with her latest quilt. The easy block is traditional, and the semi-retro fabrics are made in a feminine, soft orange-and-teal palette. So pretty! About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 76″ Finished Blocks: 12 (16″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Emily Bailey Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

Happenstance Quilt

Happenstance Quilt

Designer Karen Westra Lee was inspired to create this earth-tone quilt after seeing Tonga Crossroads, a quilt by Cheryl Malkowski. Use a design wall to align your blocks and alternate squares for the most dramatic effect. About This Quilt Finished Size: 81″ x 99″ Finished Blocks: 198 (4½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Karen Westra…

Parade Rest Quilt

Parade Rest Quilt

Marianne Fons chose a classic Pinwheel Star block for her latest Quilt of Valor®. Our Sew Easy Lesson walks you through cutting half-square and quarter-square triangles. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 79½” Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Half and Quarter Ruler, Fons…

Flowerfall Quilt

Flowerfall Quilt

Whimsical prints and easy machine-appliqued flowers are a pretty combination for summer quilting. With only three accent colors, you can easily customize the quilt to fit your decor. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 32 (8½”) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Jennifer S. Thomas Recommended Tools: Paper-backed fusible web, Fons &…

Eagle Scout Quilt

Eagle Scout Quilt

This traditional quilt that combines piecing and applique pay homage to scouting in the nicest way! The khaki Boy Scout fabric is from the Boy Scouts of America collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 70″ Finished Blocks: 6 (14″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Kristine Peterson Recommended Tools: Paper-backed…

Martha Washington's Star Quilt

Martha Washington’s Star Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends began a fabric exchange by pulling dark and light prints for pinwheel blocks. When Liz assembled the blocks, she stitched one at the center of each stunning Martha Washington’s Star blocks and used the remaining blocks for the pieced border. Watch this Quick Hourglass Units video to help…

Oh, Happy Day Quilt

Oh, Happy Day Quilt

Dodi Poulsen’s adorable bed quilt displays a collection of bright and lively prints that mimic the colors of a summertime flower garden. About This Quilt Finished Size: 69¼” x 86½” Finished Blocks: 24 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Dodi Lee Poulsen Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and…

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

A Tisket A Tasket Quilt

Gather 20 of your favorite print fat quarters to make this twist-on-tradition basket quilt. Designer Christina McCourt uses a collection of summertime prints for her large throw. We also offer it in queen and twin size. About This Quilt Finished Size: 64″ x 76″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Christina McCourt…

Grandma's Window Quilt

Grandma’s Window Quilt

Get in on the ombre craze by making this fabulous stained-glass style quilt. Use strip-set piecing to ensure precise blocks, and do straight-line quilting to add interest. About This Quilt Finished Size: 53″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

Double Dutch Quilt

Double Dutch Quilt

Two traditional Dutch blocks comprise this spectacular quilt. Instructions are written for using the Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star tool, which helps ensure sharp, accurate pieces, and this video makes binding with Faux Piping easy! About This Quilt Finished Size: 77″ x 77″ Finished Blocks: 13 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Martin Sroczynski and Beth…

FREE Quilt Patterns

FREE Quilt Pattern Friday! *Basket Quilts*

Basket quilts, like today’s FREE quilt pattern, make wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts and keepsakes that are sure to be treasured and admired, especially as the seasons change. For many quilters, basket quilt patterns create a warm, springtime feeling. This style of quilt dates back to the 18th century and is still among some of the best-loved quilt designs today, showcasing a…

Bed-Size Quilt Patterns

FREE Quilt Pattern Friday! *Josie Quilt*

A very clever piecing technique gives the illusion of Prairie Points in this twin, bed-size free quilt pattern. Kaleidoscope quilt blocks are set on point and framed by little triangle units for a unique setting. To make the quiltmaking process even easier, take a peek at the Kaleido Ruler and the free video quilting tutorial,…