The January/February 2017 issue of Quilting Quickly magazine has arrived, and we’re so excited to tell you about it! Pull out your packs of precut fabrics and let’s get started:
The breezy blue and white cover quilt is Indigo Spin by Jean Nolte, and it starts out with 10″ precut fabric squares. Don’t let the curved seams fool you – this quilt really IS quick, thanks to our (optional) acrylic template for clamshell and half-clamshell shapes. When you can rotary-cut curves accurately, you save a ton of time over preparing your own templates, tracing them onto fabric, and cutting patches with scissors.
Your quilting buddies won’t believe how fast and easy this show-stopping quilt is to put together. In fact, you may want to keep that your little secret! If you’d like to make a quilt just like Jean’s, Indigo Spin quilt kits are available.
In Pretty Poppy by Debra Finan, framed squares appear to float on a background of smaller scrappy squares for a lovely lap quilt. The pieced background is made fast and easy by strip piecing with precut 2 1/2″ fabric strips. It’s tricks like these that make Quilting Quickly patterns so convenient!
And check out With A Twist by Deb Shafer! This modern lap quilt features Benartex Fabrics and a super-slick piecing trick that turns 2 contrasting precut 10″ fabric squares into 8 half-square triangle units in one no-waste operation. It’s almost magic! With A Twist quilt kits are available, but it’s worth learning to make this block in any fabric palette you might choose, just to master the piecing trick.
And that’s just 3 of the 12 awesome projects in this fun magazine! Print and instant digital copies of the January/February issue of Quilting Quickly are available at quilt shops and in our online store.
Preview all 12 of the quilts in this magazine, and you’re sure to be inspired.
The Fons & Porter Staff