Love of Quilting – July/August 2013

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In Every Issue

  • From Liz & Marianne: Our newest quilts
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: Obsessive or Just Thrifty?
  • Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Behind the Seams: New TV Shows: Series 2200 TV Shows now available


  • Quilting the Quilt: Pantograph or Custom
  • Sew Easy: String Piecing on Foundation Paper
  • Sew Easy: Reverse Appliqué

Bonus Quilts – Click links below to download free patterns

Dance with Me Broken Star
Circle appliqué quilt
block quilt
Star antique quilt

Dance with Me Quilt

This modern quilt pattern from Love of Quilting July/August 2013 is a square quilt pattern featuring circle record appliqué quilt blocks while using solid negative space in the background. Finished Size: 79½” × 79½” Rating: Challenging ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips,…


To the Manor Grown: Square Block Quilt

This floral and solid quilt pattern from our July/August issue is a recreation of a true English formal garden. Designer Tony Jacobson took his floral and solid quilt fabrics and planted a quilt-size plot, complete with fussy-cut stepping stones. Size: 90″ × 101″Blocks: 40 (10″) blocks and 12 (10″ × 16″) blocksRating: Intermediate   To the Manor…


Anniversary Memories: Fat Quarter Friendly Picture Memory Quilt

Jean Nolte made this memory quilt for her aunt and uncle’s 65th wedding anniversary. Fabulous vintage photos, greetings, and drawings-all related to the happy couple-were printed on 100% cotton fabric. The memories are encircled by a border of floating stars. This pattern is fat quarter friendly. Size: 60″ × 76″Blocks: 28 (8″ × 10″) Star blocks and 35…


Writer’s Block: Circle Triangle Appliqué Quilt

This modern quilt pattern uses a fun technique for appliqué–it’s like creating port holes on your quilt! Choose to combine quilt fabrics or have them go solo. Either way, be sure to pick interesting quilt fabric prints to showcase your reverse appliqué skills. Size: 57½” × 57½” Blocks: 9 (14½”) blocks Rating: Challenging Writer’s Block Digital Pattern…


Broken Star: Free Star Antique Quilt Pattern

This free antique quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting July/August 2013 is bursting with four star borders radiating from the brightly colored Lone Star centers. The original antique quilt is incredibly well done, and all without rotary cutters or super rulers! This antique quilt pattern is available here as a ***The free download link is below…


Jessica's Rose Garden: Floral Quilt

This traditional quilt pattern featured in the July/August issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting boasts beautiful carefully planned floral prints which create this rose garden quilt. Precise quilt fabric cutting and quilt piecing will help you yield pretty blooms, too. Size: 92″ × 92″  Rating: Intermediate Jessica’s Rose Garden Digital Pattern The Best of…


Cool Blue: Strip Set Blue Quilt

This quilt pattern from our July/August 2013 issue is a throw size quilt pattern featuring one easy quilt block pattern used two ways; four quilt blocks with dark blue in the center, and five quilt blocks with light blue centers. The resulting positive/negative play makes this quilt pattern pleasing to the eye. Size: 59″ × 59″Blocks: 9…


Liberty's Stars: Star and Patchwork Quilt

This star and patchwork traditional quilt pattern was inspired by Robyn Pandolph’s sweet pink and blue quilt fabric prints. Designer Kimberly Jolly decided to play the two colors against each other to create this quilt where the clever star quilt block revolves around a pinwheel center. Size: 73″ × 86½”Blocks: 20 (13½”) blocksRating: Intermediate Liberty’s…


Candy Fireworks: Raw Edge Appliqué Picnic Table Topper

This easy quilt pattern from our July/August 2013 issue is a great quilted picnic table topper quilt pattern! Raw-edge appliqué the bursts for a casual, whimsical effect. Size: 54″ × 54″  Rating: Easy Candy Firewords Quilt Kit Candy Firewords Quilt Kit Backing Candy Fireworks Digital Pattern To learn more about the designers, visit our Designers page.


Lovin' Miss Ashley: Appliqué Flower Table Runner

Set a summer table with this bright quilted table runner. The positive/negative aspect of the flower quilt blocks looks complicated, but is easy to create. If you’ve been looking for a beautiful table runner to accompany your summer table, look no further than this floral quilt pattern. Size: 18″ × 36″Blocks: 3 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate…


One Nation Patriotic Quilt

Patriotic quilts are an American favorite. This patriotic red, white, and blue quilt pattern features hearts and pinwheels to fill the star quilt blocks that encircle the large center quilted medallion. One Nation can be made with patriotic quilt fabrics or generic reds and blues.   Finished Size: 74″ × 74″  |  Finished Blocks: 1 (24″) Star block, 16…


Via Air Mail: Red White and Blue Patriotic Quilt

This patriotic red, white and blue Quilt of Valor was inspired by postage-stamp fabric. The fabric itself was inspired by a stamp collection inherited by the fabric’s designer. This patriotic quilt pattern meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. To learn more about QOV, click here. Size: 58″ × 70½”Blocks: 20 (10½”) blocksRating: Easy This…