Love of Quilting – July/August 2012

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In Every Issue

  • From Liz & Marianne: We love scrap quilts!
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: The Florence Peto Civil War Quilt
  • Quilt Chat: Let’s do lunch! By Marianne Fons and Mary Fons
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Behind the Seams: Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilt Contest

Techniques

Bonus Quilts – Download free instructions

Garden Time Free Pattern 

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Unfurled Glory

Fifty stars are quilted on the border of this patriotic quilt by Tony Jacobson. He plans to donate it to Quilts of Valor. Size: 68″ × 84″ Note: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Fresco and Mix masters-Dot to Dot collections by Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. To learn more about this designer…

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Fleur Rouge

Sisters Joanie Holton and Melanie Gresseth designed this quilt to use a selection of beautiful florals. A red stripe perfectly frames the star-studded center and pieced border. This pattern meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Click here to learn more about this wonderful program. Size: 49½” × 60″Blocks: 12 (6″) Star…

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Garden Time Quilt – Wall Hanging

We love bringing you free quilt patterns! This free wall hanging quilt pattern uses appliqué, as well as piecing techniques. Make this quilt with fun fabrics, like the fabrics in the quilt shown featuring butterflies and bees. Garden Time showcases a sweet watering can filled with fresh-picked flowers in the middle of this wall hanging. It’s the perfect quilt to…

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Drunkard’s Path Free Quilt Pattern

This scrappy quilt is from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Although this design is commonly known as Drunkard’s Path, it originally had several other names. Notice the left side of the quilt — the quiltmaker trimmed her quilt-perhaps it was too wide? This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 70″ ×…

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Mr. Frog & Friends

This happy frog makes friends with cute little insects! It’s is a quick project using easy machine appliqué. Size: 43″ × 43″Blocks: 9 (9″) blocks To learn more about this designer and others who contribute to Love of Quilting, visit our Designers Page. 

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Mardi Gras Wall Hanging Quilt

This is an intriguing quilt. Use symmetrical prints and a dazzling medallion print as Toby Lischko did to make a quilt that’s sure to impress everyone. Size: 47½” × 47½” Rating: Challenging Get the quilt pattern here. Note: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Patternista collection by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex Fabrics. To…

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Funky Chick Wallhanging Quilt

These hip chicks are sure to give you a chuckle. Designer Karen DuMont uses a fun technique make the double prairie points that are used for dimensional wings and beaks. Size: 17½” × 49½” (including prairie points) Rating: Intermediate To learn more about this designer and others who contribute to Love of Quilting, visit our Designers Page. …

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Fluttering By Table Runner

Style your summertime table with this gorgeous table runner and matching placemats designed by Betsy Smith. Size: 19″ × 55″Blocks: 5 (9″) Star blocks Rating: Intermediate Click here to download free assembly instructions and diagrams for coordinating placemats and plates. To learn more about this designer and others who contribute to Love of Quilting, visit…

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Whirligig

Marianne Fons enjoys making quilts with reproduction prints and shirtings. In this controlled scrappy quilt, she used assorted red and black prints with one gold print, one black stripe, and one shirting print. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 68″ × 85″Blocks: 32 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate

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Patriotic Patchwork Quilt

Debra designed this quilt by accident! She started out with an idea for a Jacob’s Ladder quilt, changed her mind, started another design, changed her mind again, and ended up with this patchwork design. It’s now one of her favorite scrap quilts. What’s more? This quilt is also fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 72″ ×…

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Watermelon Table Runner Quilt

Make this adorable table runner for your summer gatherings. Who can resist the temptation of fresh watermelon? Size: 15″ × 40″Rating: Intermediate Note: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Sassy collection by Sandy Gervais for Moda. To learn more about this designer and others who contribute to Love of Quilting, visit our Designers Page. 

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Starry Nine Patch

Liz made this scrappy quilt for a challenge by her quilting bee. Liz’s stash provided the assortment of reproduction prints, which she stitched into her first quilt after moving to Austin, Texas. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 68″ × 84″Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about this designer and others who contribute to Love…

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The Big Apple

This flannel quilt is awesome! Learn to piece curves following our Sew Easy instructions. Size: 53″ × 63″ Rating: Intermediate Click here to download free cutting instructions and Quilt Top Assembly Diagrams for twin and queen size options. Note: Flannel fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Cozy Cotton: Cotton Flannels collection by Robert Kaufman. Purchase the…

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Sparkle Punch

This quilt is fun to make-you’ll put your design wall to good use. The wonkiness of the star points and variety of prints really make the stars sparkle. Designer Elizabeth Hartman says, “It’s my interpretation of the interlocking-star trend.” This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 60″ × 72″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about…