Love of Quilting – January/February 2014

In Every Issue

  • From Marianne & Liz: Happy New Year
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: Keep it Simple
  • Quilt with the Stars: Bonnie Sullivan
  • Sew & Tell: Readers share their creativity
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Behind the Seams: Fons & Porter Videos

Techniques

  • Sew Easy: Windowing Fusible Appliqué
  • Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units
  • Sew Easy: Decorative Embroidery Stitches
  • Sew Easy: Quick Triangle Squares
  • Quilting the Quilt: The Thread that Binds
  • Sew Easy: Invisible Machine Appliqué

Bonus Quilts – click links below to download free patterns and instructions

     
Ohio Star Star-Crossed Pineapple Log Cabin Going to Class
Winter Friends Stick
Together 
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Winter Friends Stick Together Quilt – Wall Hanging

On cold winter days, nothing is more heartwarming than friendship. Celebrate it with this oh-so-cute winter wallhanging. Finished Size: 10½” × 11½” Rating: Easy ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

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Going to Class – Free Pattern

Schools of colorful fish swim in rows on this strippy kids’ quilt. Finished Size: 48″ × 60″ Rating: Intemediate ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

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Star-Crossed

Create this fabulous faux braid with simple blocks. This quilt truly is easier to make than it looks. Finished Size: 68″ × 88½” Finished Blocks: 11 (11¼”) blocks Rating: Challenging ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register…

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Hurry Home

Inspired by a beautiful large-scale print, Wendy Sheppard designed this pieced quilt, choosing fabrics for blocks from the colors in the border. Finished Size: 52″ × 52″ Finished Blocks: 40 (7½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Wendy Sheppard, visit our Designers page. Hurry Home Quilt Digital Pattern

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Gumdrops

You’ll love working with the brightly colored fabrics in this quilt. The finished result is a surefire pick-me-up for winter’s dreariest days. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 50″ × 58″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Nancy Mahoney, visit our Designers page. Gundrops Quilt Digital Pattern  

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Gathered Memories

Kim Diehl is a specialist at combining traditional patchwork with appliqué. Use Kim’s techniques shown in Sew Easy: Invisible Machine Appliqué to make this beautiful quilt. Finished Size: 60″ × 60″Finished Blocks: 9 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Kim Diehl, visit our Designers page. Gathered Memories Quilt Digital Pattern  

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Quick & Easy Baby Quilts

Try our quick and easy methods to make Triangle-Squares and Hourglass Units without cutting triangles. Use Fons & Porter’s Triangle Square and Hourglass Template set. Finished Size: 37″ × 43″ Finished Blocks: 30 (6″) Triangle-Squares or Hourglass Units Rating: Easy Quick & Easy Baby Quilts Digital Pattern  

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Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt

The Pineapple Log Cabin has been a popular pattern since the mid-nineteenth century. Log Cabin quilts are staples in the quilting community and it’s plain to see why. With foundation piecing, this quilt is really not as complicated as it looks, and it doubles as a scrap quilt pattern! Finished Size: 74″ × 76″  |…

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Thank You Stars

If making a Quilt of Valor is on your to-do list, consider this pattern. There are no traditional star points to fuss with, and any number of patriotic prints will work. Finished Size: 63″ × 78″Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy In each issue of Love of Quilting, we include a pattern that meets the…

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Cozy Cottage

Designer Bonnie Sullivan loves to appliqué felted wool on a pieced flannel background. The result is fantastic folk art wallhanging. Finished Size: 32″ × 32″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Bonnie Sullivan, visit our Designers page. Cozy Cottage Quilt Digital Pattern

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Sangria Quilt

Big block quilts made a bold statement and are tons of fun to make! A secondary design appears when these big quilt blocks are joined with sashing. Aptly named, this quilt has all the colors of the spicy, fruity Spanish beverage. Finished Size: 77½” × 96″  |  Finished Blocks: 20 (17″) blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |…

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Lovebirds

Bright colors and a whimsical design make this placemat a great Valentine’s Day gift or year-round table accessory. It’s the perfect size for trying out a technique that’s new to you. Finished Size: 18″ × 14″ Rating: Easy To learn more about Patrick Lose, visit our Designers page. Lovebirds Placemat Digital Pattern Binding with Patrick Lose video…