School's back in session and for many of us, that means life slows down a bit and our focus changes from getting kids to summer ballgames and swimming lessons, to concentrating more on what quilt pattern would look best on their new bed.
It's also a great time to start some fun seasonal projects such as 'Fall's Finery', a great table topper pattern you'll find in our September/October issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting.
This new issue is full of new and versatile ideas like the 'Hopscotch' pattern that blends floral pinks and oranges with delicate patterns and stripes and then tops the whole thing off with appliqué shapes in feminine hearts and flowers. Or, if you prefer a more masculine version, you can download the blue version of this quilt pattern at www.FonsandPorter.com/hop-b. You'll find the feminine hearts have now been replaced with whimsical little turtles in a variety of shades of blue and green.
And, if you are up for a real challenge, take a close look at the 'Mariner's in a Pickle' design, the piecing is incredible. We'll even help get you started with some basic instructions on foundation piecing, see Sew Easy: Paper Foundation Piecing at: www.FonsandPorter.com/pfpiecing.
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Add Cottage Charm to your table with these placemats. Each kit contains fabric for 2 placemats. Backing included Fabrics used are from Avlyn's Cottage Charm Collection.
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This adorable quilt uses fabrics fom Springs Creative.
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Perfect gift for quilters - Velveteen pouch included - Blade enclosed in pendant for safe use - Cut thread using any of the notches - 1/8" ribbon can be inserted in ring to hang around neck.
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ďThis one is just for me. Ē submitted by Anne Karp of Balto, MD
“When I saw the ĎDot to Dotí quilt pattern in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Fons & Porterís Love of Quilting magazine, I finally knew why I had been collecting all those 1930s fabrics.
So I started.
I wanted a coverlet for our king size bed so the original 59" x 69" ended up being 90"x 110".
I machine pieced the quilt, but all the circles are hand buttonhole stitched, and all the quilting is hand done in the ditch.
In the 18-plus years that I have been quilting, I have never kept a quilt for our own bed. I loved this one so much, you can bet it isnít going anywhere!
Needlesstosay, I love your magazine. My only complaint is that it isnít a monthly printing. Iím just greedy!”
From a lifelong friendship comes a treasured gift submitted by Anne Thomassen (Louise's sister)
“After a lifelong friendship that began around puberty and the Beatles, Lousie Landry of Myakka City, Florida, and Phyllis Sprout of Mashpee, Massachusetts, brought their friendship and shared love of quilting to life in a quilt for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Using the pattern 'Dot to Dot' from the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine, Louise pieced the top together and then shipped it off to Phyllis where she hand quilted it and then mailed it back to Louise to bind and later present to the hospital.”
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