Love of Quilting March-April 2013

In Every Issue

From Liz & Marianne: Try something new
Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
This Old Quilt: Symmetry in Quiltmaking
Quilt Chat: What’s the best thing about mothers and daughters quilting together?
Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
Behind the Seams: Our new magazine!

Techniques

Quilting the Quilt: Traditional, Contemporary, or Modern?
Sew Easy: Sewing Curved Seams
Sew Easy: Scalloped Edges
Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares

Bonus Quilt – Click on the link below to download a free quilt pattern

Flower Power Crazy Patch
Flower Power Crazy Patch
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Flower Power Crazy Patch–Free Quilt Pattern

What, at first glance, looks like a crazy-quilt block is, after a second look, really a foundation-pieced block which tumbles and changes colors from one to the next. Even the flower appliqué is not what it seems—to keep the wild stripes in line, the petals are cut as one! Size: 385/8” × 385/8” Blocks: 13 (7″)…

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Now I Know My ABCs–Child Quilt

Make a child a quilt and he’ll be warm. Make a child an alphabet quilt and he’ll know his ABCs forever! Size: 64″ × 74″ Blocks: 30 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Now I know my ABC’s Digital Pattern Learn more about designer Wendy Sheppard.

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Effervescence

Designing for a quilt challenge, Gerald Roy combined the challenge fabric with one additional fabric to create his small quilt. Wonky foundation piecing adds a delightful quality to Gerald’s entry. Size: 38″ × 41″ Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Download free size charts and cutting instructions for Throw (66″ x 86″) and Queen. Effervescence Digital Pattern Papers…

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Antique Pinwheel–Antique Quilt

The 90 pinwheels in this quilt provide a great opportunity for fat-quarter and scrap collectors to use their stash. Try as she might, the maker of this quilt could not get her borders to come out even, so she added a few skinny strips to make it work—as will you. Size: 89″ × 97¾” Blocks:…

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Reticulum

Thomas Knauer made his quilt with a netlike formation of color strips. The 100 block units are all alike, making construction much easier than it looks. Size: 60″ × 60″ Blocks: 25 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Reticulum Digital Pattern Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter 45mm Learn more about designer Thomas Knauer.

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Bed of Tulips

Just in time for spring, the pink tulips in this cheery quilt will make your heart sing every time you see them. The appliqué border packs a delightful pink punch. Size: 75″ × 75″ Blocks: 25 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bed of Tulips Digital Pattern Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker Learn more about…

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Baby Scallops–Scrappy Baby Quilt

Sweet little 1930s fabric prints, reminiscent of old feedsacks, tumble higgledy-piggledy down a foundation of freezer paper. Each print repeats from strip to strip, but we all know this is one great project for using up your scraps. Size: 30″ × 42″ Rating: Intermediate. Baby Scallops Digital Pattern Best of Fons & Porter: Baby and…

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Apple Blossoms–Flower Appliqué Quilt

Sweet flower quilt blocks shine in what seems to be a trellised diagonal set, but isn’t. Appliqué quilt blocks form the inner border and create a lovely scalloped effect. Size: 57″ × 75″ Blocks: 35 (9″) center blocks, 52 (4½”) border blocks Rating: Intermediate Apple Blossoms Digital Pattern Learn more about designer Christine Stainbrook.

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Oho–Precut Square Modern Quilt

The pieces of fabric in one Layer Cake™ take care of the colorful segment in all 40 blocks of this quilt. Size: 55″ × 82″ Blocks: 40 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Download free size charts and cutting instructions for Crib and Queen sizes. Our Sew Easy lesson will help you master sewing the curved…

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Emeralds Quilt

Designer Mary Fons goes green with her interpretation of the traditional Rolling Stone block. Love of Quilting, episode 2113, was all about the Emeralds quilt and how to make it. Watch Love of Quilting on QNNtv.com! Finished Size: 68″ × 85″  |  Finished Blocks: 32 (12″) Rolling Stone blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Mary Fons…

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America the Beautiful–Patriotic Quilt of Valor

Make, and donate if you wish, this easy Quilt of Valor. Patriotic prints are plentiful and if, by chance, you cannot find them, simple red, white, and blue fabrics will do an equally honorable job. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Size: 55½” × 85½” Blocks: 48 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy American the Beautiful Digital…

Curved Seams Quilting Video

Curved Quilt Seams are easy — we show you how! 1. After cutting the background “crust” and the quarter-circle “pie” pieces, mark the center of the curve on each quilt piece by folding in half and creasing or making a small clip (Photo A). 2. Working with the background “crust” on top, pin pices together…