Quilty July/August Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

The July/August 2013 issue of Quilty magazine comes out July 9! This issue features 19 easy projects, lessons, and special features. We know you’ll love these fresh summer projects! Quilty is available in print or as a digital issue.

All Tied Up digital pattern




Arbor Walk digital pattern




Boo’s Nursery digital pattern




Four Seasons Table Runner digital pattern




My Medal digital pattern




Ferris Wheel digital pattern




Goose Chase digital pattern




It’s a Plus digital pattern




Lake Shore Magic digital pattern




Lemonade Stand digital pattern




Paper Boat Regatta digital pattern




Pinwheels of Light digital pattern




Farmer’s Market Tote digital pattern




Threaded digital pattern




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Fons & Porter Blog

383 thoughts on “Quilty July/August Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

  1. Will probably be putting Goose Chase on my list of quilts I am going to make. I like the nod to traditional but with a modern take of it.

  2. I like the Goose Chase pattern. I’m always fascinated with a black, white, and color pattern. I also like the Boo’s Nursery pattern because it is gender neutral and comes with several other patterns to decorate a nursery.

  3. I’m thinking paper boat regatta for my grandson. Goose chase, Ferris Wheel, and My Medal all have possibilities- we’ll see once I have the issue in hand. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Quilty Magazine!

  4. Farmer’s Market Tote to tote my hexagon pieces/material/necessary items to sew while at appointments, traveling etc. Also use for my QUILTY and LOVE OF QUILTING Magazines to read while at appointments.

  5. I like them all, but I’d choose ‘It’s a Plus’ … because I like the looks of variation of the pattern and colors all look playful. Guess my grand baby brings it out in me 🙂

  6. I would love to do the Farmer’s Market Tote, and the It’s a Plus quilt. I make many totes and handbags and think this tote is especially cute!

  7. GOOSE CHASE !!! I was looking through all my many books to find a three color quilt for my Granddaughter. She is on a drill team with orange/white/black colors. this is the perfect match, with the large and small geese in order, the movement reminded me of how she looks marching in order with her team. What a fun quilt this will make for her. I know her team will be jealous when she takes it on the over night trips. thankyou

  8. Threaded – for my sewing room, I have just the fabric that I have been hoarding. lol
    Ferris Wheel, I love anything “County Fair” related!

    1. if you are the lady that did a demo at the mo. state fair I would like to talk with you. my hubby was with me and he doesn’t get quilting so I did have much of a chance to hang around.


  9. The quilt in Boo’s Nursery is the most adorable baby quilt I have seen in a long time. I like to make baby quilts for family and friends who are expecting. Because of the modern feel of this quilt it will be much appreciated and grow from the nursery into a child’s bedroom. Another plus is that it could be used for either a boy or girl. The elephant pillow rocks too.

  10. I love Goose Chase. I think as a beginner quilter it would be a challenge for me, especially the flying geese as I have trouble with them. But there are a couple more I like also. Thanks for the chance to win in this give away.

  11. Ooh, tough question – from this month’s quilt designs, I can really visualise the Lemonade Stand quilt on my and my husband’s barley turned 4 poster bed, BUT because my eldest son’s 27th birthday is coming up in December, I would make the Goose Chase quilt for him in a stunning combination of black and greys with bold oranges and brilliant yellows. Thanks for asking and I hope you like my answer… have a great month and thanks for all the hard work the staff there do.

  12. I really like Goose Chase. I’ve been saving black, white, and red fabrics for quite awhile.
    It’s a Plus is very modern looking and I’m sure my daughters would love it. Love Quilty magazine.

  13. This is rare for me, I usually like one & maybe two of the quilts in an issue. This issue has several I really like. Lake Shore Magic with just the two colors is very striking, my favorite usually too. Paper Boat Regatta looks like peaceful nap to me, I’m a coastal girl. Of course, anything with the word thread catches my attention, Threaded. Some women collect shoes but mine is handbags & totes, The Farmers Market. I love the colors of the Ferris Wheel, happy colors with a happy title. One more, no two more Boo & Lemonade. I like them all. Keep up the great work Quilty Team!

  14. I would chose My Medal or Ferris Wheel. I just received a letter from my son who is at basic training for the Air Force and thought that the My Medal quilt would be a great gift for him. I also like the Ferris Wheel and if i chose some red, white and blue it could also be nice for a serviceman. Thanks for the great quilts!!

  15. I’d love to make the Ferris Wheel Quilt. I love the bright perky color combos, the large blocks and the modern feel to it. That just went on my to ‘do list’.

  16. I like the look of Arbor Walk…it is probably the first one I would make from this
    issue. The design has a clean look to it, yet shows much movement.

  17. I love the “Arbor Walk” but I’m looking for a tote bag pattern ,as I want to make a gift for a special friend’s, special birthday in August,we use tote bags for grocery shoppping here so it needs to be a good size.

  18. I like the Lakeshore Magic quilt. It looks so crisp and fresh. Also, it is named after my favorite brand of pumpkin and best teacher’s supply store there is.

  19. I love It’s a Plus because it is so playful, and I also like Lake Shore Magic! Both summery and bright. Love F and P; I’ve been watching them for years WAY BEFORE I EVEN STARTED QUILTING! They gave me the bug! Jeanne

  20. I could see myself making “All Tied Up” and “Pinwheels of Light”. “All Tied Up” because it looks like something that could be made quickly and “Pinwheels of Light” because I am a sucker for anything that will use up small pieces in my stash.

  21. Arbor Walk would be stunning in my hallway, Ferris Wheel would be great as a learning tool and then across the end of my bed. I love how striking Lake Shore appears.

  22. The Goose Chase quilt is outstanding!! I would love to make this. My teenage grandkids would love it!! I may have to make and then hold a drawing for who gets it. It’s the only way for something this cool!

  23. Boo’s nursery is super cute and I also love It’s a plus. Pretty much anything in the magazine is fair game though! Keep up the awesome work!

  24. I would like to try the Four Seasons table runner and, if I accomplish that; do the Pinwheels of Light which fascinates me. I love everything in Quilty and look forward to receiving it each time. Such easy to do instructions and fun articles.!

  25. I love the Farmer’s Market Tote. I got to the farmers market weekly and and in desperate need of a new bag!! Might just have to make one…hhnm…

  26. It’s a Plus. I’ve recently “discovered” Brigitte Hietland. I really liked X’s & +’s from the March/April issue and Play a Card in the May/June issue. Her new fabric line – Barcelona – is amazing!

  27. I certainly couldn’t choose just one, but I think my favourite was Lake Shore. I also liked the movement in Ferris Wheel and the modern beauty of Arbour Walk and All Tied Up. The Boo’s Nursery is a cutie, too! Great work!

  28. Hi Liz and Marianne,
    I get your fabulous magazine via digital download as well as subscribe and watch QNNTV. I love the magazine and video shows. I regularly get totally inspired and learn heaps. I’m so glad your their because as I’m a confident beginner in quilting I often need the assistance of a more experienced or professional quilter. Love the style and quilt designs that you manage to come up with. Thank you both and your team’s so very much for all your inspiration in my quilting journey! Julie Beard.

  29. Hi, I am a beginner and I love your easier quilts and fabrics that you use. I’ve bought your magazine a couple of times at the grocery store to give me Ideal’s and help. They have really helped me. Thank You for all that you do!

  30. I love the cool temps, apple picking with my grandchildren. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, because it all about family, food, fun, and football. Of course I also love the extra sewing time.


  31. I am especially interested in working with the Four Seasons Table Runner digital pattern for Christmas gifts. Since I have arthritis, larger projects are difficult for me, and I love to see the finished projects quicker than a large quilt allows.

  32. I adore Boos Nursery pattern. One of my little grand daughter’s nickname is Boo and this would be perfect for her! The colors are so bright, just like her personality.

  33. Would love to try the Goose Chase which looks difficult but, after seeing how to do something similar on Fons and Porter TV, I think I can do it.

  34. I love Paper Boat Regatta. It looks very nostalgic to me. I’ve always lived near the water – a river in New Jersey summers growing up. Now on the ocean in Florida in the winter and on an Adirondack Mountain lake in the summer.

  35. I love the paper boats – what a perfect project for a child -especially a baby boy, but I bet if is was done in pink and white any little girl would love it too

  36. I like a lot of them but the one that really caught my eye was All Tied Up. Thanks for having a magazine for the beginner quilter, which I am.

  37. I love It’s a Plus, but might be a bit prejudiced by the fact the example is made out of Moda’s Comma, with I am currently in love with. Also, I’d love to make Goose Chase. In that color scheme, it somehow makes me think of woven blankets made by some of the southwestern tribes.

  38. The colors of fall and the winding down of the family’s summer activities. Time to take a break from preserving the garden’s bounty and enjoy the slower pace of life.

  39. I had been looking for just the right pattern for a quilt I wanted to make out of adorable fat quarters featuring red, white and black cats. When I saw Boo’s Nursery, I knew I found the “ONE”! I immediately did a rough colored pencil sketch and knew I made the right choice. It was a hard decision to make because all of the designs are amazing (as always)!! Thanks!!

  40. “It’s a Plus” & “Lakeshore” are the first two on MY list! I LOVE a pop of color on a sea of white! It looks so crisp & clean! I haven’t made a single quilt yet, but have been gathering supplies, pattern ideas (and a new machine!)….oh! and building up a stash, of course! 😉 Also looking forward to receiving my first Quilty Magazine from my recent subscription!

  41. Oh so many to choose from…but i think i would start with the farmers market tote, i just love bags. Then on to the pinwheels of light so refreshing, then to lake shore magic i see this in purple batiks then to the four seasons runner that has possibilities for Christmas gifts. Thank you for the chance to win, Happy productive quilting to all!

  42. Hi! I would like to make Lakeshore Magic and Threaded! I see these done scrappy, as I have so many to work with! LOL Thank you for the chance to win! I just love watching Mary every chance I get!

  43. I like the modern twist on the Goose Chase, it is one I would like to do with a neighbor who is 82. She is showing me the older ways of quilting and this would be a great one to do with modern tools and sewing techniques.

  44. It’s a plus! Use up a lot of different fabrics. Quilts made with just two featured fabrics are really pretty but I prefer to use up what I have – which is a lot of different prints.

  45. Farmer’s Market Tote would be fun to try. There are about 5 others, too, that I would like to make, but the tote is at the top of my list!

  46. Boos Nursery Quilt is exactly what I’ve been wanting to make. It looks modern and this is the new style that I would like to try. I’ve always been a lover of the traditional style.

  47. I’m loving the Paper Boat Regatta (for my new Grandson) and the Lake Shore Magic (for my beautiful daughter)!!! I’m a new quilter and can’t get enough of it. Always looking for my next project! Love all the shows by Fons & Porter.

  48. Coming from a place where geese were every where, I love the goose chase pattern! The colors and pattern really have punch and I am sure my great nieces would love it on their beds!

  49. I am drawn to the Lake Shore quilt. Partly due to the colors (Love red!) and partly to the shapes. This would be a new learning experience for me.

  50. First Boo’s Nursery for a sweet baby who is on the way, then Ferris Wheel using the Happy Go Lucky fabrics (I don’t care how much it will cost, LOL), I love those fabrics.

  51. It’s A Plus is just calling my name! What a fun way to use up my scraps! Not a single unit would be a mistake…every combination would work with the variety.

  52. I absolutely LOVE the Ferris Wheel Quilt and I would definitely make it! I think it is quite unusual because at a glance I can see a variety of block shapes, for example: simple starburst, complex starburst, squares on point, and inner circle blocks. Then on closer inspection I see that this is completely due to the value of the fabrics chosen, since I see that the blocks are actually all constructed in the same way. I am fascinated by the multiple effects one can get just by changing the value of the fabric chosen in particular components of the quilt. I can’t wait to create this myself and try out the magic!

  53. Gosh, I like them all! But my favorites are: Ferris Wheel (though I’m not ready to tackle it, it’s gorgeous!), It’s a Plus, Lake Shore Magic (still need to learn curved piecing!), Lemonade Stand, and Pinwheels of Light. Love them, Mary!! xo

  54. I like the Four Seasons Runner; the simplicity and elegance appeal to me. But the boats look like a lot of fun and I know a little boy who’d like them!

  55. I like the Farmer’s Market Tote. Our town has outlawed bags of any kind to be given out with a purchase, or charge .05 each if you must have a bag. Need to make lots of totes…

  56. I just love the “Boo’s Nursery”, “All Tied Up” and “Farmers Market Tote” can’t wait to get this edition to try some of the new quilts.

  57. As I live near the she the shores of one of the great lakes, am eager to try the Lake Shore Magic. Love it when a quilt ties in with some location or event in the lives of those who might receive my latest quilt creation.

  58. love all the quilt patterns but I would probably make the farmers market tote first because its something I could use right about now…thanks for opp to win!

  59. I will defiantly make the Farmer’s Market Tote and since I will be welcoming my first great grandchild into the family in Dec, I am thinking the Boo’s Nursery quilt would work wonderfully for that event. On a personal note, I would love to make the My Medal quilt for myself. Thank you, thank you for the chance to win this contest. It’s great!

  60. I would love to make the Paper Boat Regatta quilt. Sail boats are my thing. I can see the red and white boats among a sea of blue. It would look beautiful in my home which is decorated in a beach/lighthouse theme. Thanks for the chance.

  61. I would like to make the paper boat regatta and Lake Shore Magic quilts as I have made one boat quilt some time ago and enjoyed doing it and would like to make a red and white quilt at some point.

  62. Blue is such a soothing color to me, so not only would I find comfort while making it, but I would like to think of the child it might bring solace to. Also, this pattern is a little higher than my present skills but would challenge me to a new level of quilting!

  63. I recently purchased the magazine and LOVED this issue! I want to make All Tied Up, Four Seasons, It’s A Plus, Lemonade Stand, Pinwheels of Light and Threaded!!!

  64. The “My Medal” quilt appeals to me the most. It would make a fine Quilt of Valor.
    I also like the “Lake Shore Magic” quilt, but prefer rectangle quilts over large square quilts.
    I enjoy watching your shows. Thanks for your inspiration & the opportunity of viewing shows I’ve missed!

  65. Like all the patterns but if I had to pick one I would pick Paper Boat Regatta so I could make it for my grandson. Just what a little boy would need.

  66. There are two that tickle my fancy and I’ve put on my to-do list. The Boo’s nursery seems easy enough and I really like the mix of colors with the grey. The Lake Share looks more challenging (I’m ready to tackle the curved piecing) and I love the red tones. Can’t wait to receive the issue!!

  67. I would use the Farmers Market tote every Saturday that I go to the Farmers and Art Market. It would be the perfect bag to carry all those wonderful fresh veggies and fruits, plus a little something for myself, home in.

  68. I’d love to make the Farmer’s Market tote because I love making bags – they are completed quickly and don’t seem to lay around as “UFOs” as much as larger projects. Plus, they are well-used!

  69. I would like to make Paper Boat Regatta. My Dad was in the Navy and for the longest time my parents have had hanging in every house we have lived in a painting of the Cutty Shark they got from a starving artist sale when they were first married. Ironically, my Dad does jigsaw puzzles. I discovered on the internet that a lot of the jigsaw puzzles he did were artwork from the same artist who did the painting!

  70. I would like to make Boo’s Nursery pattern. Being a beginning quilter, this pattern looks like it would match my current skill set. It is a perfect pattern for small children, like my granddaughters, not just for babies.

  71. All Tied Up would make great quilts for children which my guild supports and my grandchildren would love as well. All the different colors and novelty prints put in it.

  72. Ferris Wheel – I think this one done in bright scraps would remind me of being at the fair and watching all the combined twinkling lights as you wander thru the midway!

  73. I think first, is My Medal, then Lake Shore, Farmer’s Tote, But of course then is Threaded Digital, so that I could wrap up in it in the sewing room making more LOL

  74. Out of all those I would make the Goose Chase one and the Lake Shore one I LOVE those two ALOT! I am new to quilting but I sure love those two!~!

  75. I like the Farmers Market Tote bag and the Ferris Wheel Quilt. They just look fun. Boo’s Nursery blanket would also be fun since I am finally a Grandma!

  76. Love the Farmers Market Tote. Could use scraps of the many fabrics leftover from other projects and can personalize to so many situations: holiday, beach, shopping etc.
    Makes grocery shopping a more pleasant experience and reduces plastic bag usage.

  77. Lake Shore is certainly one I’d love to try. Being from Michigan and surrounded by so many shorelines, well, it just makes sense. Also, who doesn’t love sitting by the water?

    Side note – just found your videos on You Tube. Love it! I think I’m hooked!

  78. Pinwheels of Light looks like a great pattern for using up scraps, but still keeping the design spare & modern. I also like all the solid space for showcasing the quilting design.

  79. I think I am going have to get a subscription, I am always loving what is in your magazine! I especially love Goose Chase, Ferris Wheel and It’s a Plus!

  80. I would love to make “Treaded”. I like that is has spools of Thread yet works up into a nice looking quilt design.

    I envision using bright colors for each of the spools of thread with a creative quilting design 🙂

  81. I would love to make the farmers market tote bag. It would be so handy going to the craft fairs and local farmers market. It would also be handy for my sewing, crochet, knitting, and quilting projects that I take on the go with me.

  82. Goose Chase – I love the color combo and the different directions the pattern is moving in. This quilt is definitely on my to do list and will be one of first fall projects.

  83. I was so excited to purchase your July/Aug issue and just love all your patterns. The Boo Nursery was a hit with my daughter, on my to-do list. Keep up your creative juices, it is so inspiring.

  84. I am a sucker for sailboats so naturally Paper Boats definitely caught and held my attention. I definitely believe I will be making that in the not-too-distant future.

  85. The Paper Boat regatta looks like a pattern that would help me practice my half squares more…way cool…that’s the one I would start with for shore……have a great quilty day..

  86. I have been getting over having a new knee put in and can not wait to get started sewing again. The Ferris wheel pattern looks like something I would do

  87. It’s so hard to choose! I think I would like to make the pinwheels of light most because I love scrappy quilts. My 2nd favorites would be tied with the Lake Shore Magic – love the look of cathedrals – and Lemonade Stand 🙂

  88. CA is banning plastic bags, sooo need the Farmers Market Bag Pattern.
    Those gorgeous reds are great in Lake Shore Magic Pattern.
    Both for my sis to make for me.