Love of Quilting – May/June 2013

In Every Issue

  • From Liz & Marianne: Summer will be here soon!
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: The Perfect Stitch: Hand Quilting
  • Quilt Chat: What’s your ideal quilting atmosphere?
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Behind the Seams: Contest Winners on Display


  • Quilting the Quilt: Echo Quilting
  • Sew Easy: Sashing Alignment
  • Sew Easy: Using Tri-Recs TM Tools

Bonus Quilt – click the link below to download free patterns and instructions

Spring Radiance–Free Quilt Pattern


High Street–Free Quilt Pattern

The fabrics in this quilt reminded designer Terry Albers of an old Victorian house in San Francisco and a quieter, more dignified, and slower-paced time. The memories inspired her to create her quilt with traditional blocks and settings. We love the Shoo Fly block-it floats! High Street Quilt Kit High Street Digital Pattern ***The free…


Spring Radiance

Inspired by the sunny landscape in France, the stunning floral border fabric acts as a catalyst for the remaining fabric and color choices. Mitered borders enclose the pieced center square. Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler Fons & Porter Triangle Trimmers Size: 56″ × 56″Blocks: 1 (18″) Star block Rating: Challenging ***The free download…


Strawberry Skies–Star Quilt

Enchanted by the sweet pink, antique cream, and chocolate brown quilt fabrics, designer Kimberly Jolly decided to showcase them in one of her favorite quilt elements-the star. Strawberry Skies Digital Pattern Size: 62″ × 76″Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Learn more about the designer  


Antique Kaleidoscope–Antique Scrap Quilt

Pick your quilt fabrics-as many as you wish to fit into this eye-catching quilt. Then foundation piece each of the 110 blocks in four identical sections. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Bonus: Download a free digital pattern for this quilt. Foundation Piecing Papers The Best of Fons & Porter: Tips & Techniques Book Size:…


Homespun Honey – Precut Strips & Squares

Raw edge appliqué provides a fast and easy way to add a unique, and pinked, twist to the quilt piecing process of designer Lynne Hagmeier’s quilt. Precut squares and strips pave a painless path to the diagonal-set center and the awesome borders. Homespun Honey Digital Pattern Size: 55″ × 68″ Blocks: 18 (9″) blocks Rating:…


Twilight–Modern Star Quilt

The beautiful big stars in her quilt design reminded designer Faith Jones of the twilight hours. Two different star patterns intermingle for a spectacular result. Twilight Quilt Kit Twilight Digital Pattern Size: 60″ × 72″Blocks: 50 (8½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Learn more about the designer  


Non Sibi Sed Patriae–Patriotic Quilt of Valor

Inscribed over the chapel doors at the United States Naval Academy, Non sibi sed patriae-Not for self but for country-is a simple but powerful statement. This quilt was made in honor of Seaman First Class Vernon C. Gaworski, who served on the U.S.S. Aaron Ward. Non Sibi Sed Patriae Digital Pattern Size: 55″ × 77″…


Power of 4–Masculine Quilt

4-inch strips, 4-inch squares, 4-inch … you get the idea-the power of 4 is strong in designer Tony Jacobson’s straight-line quilt. Bands of blue are woven together with sand and sea color strips, creating a cohesive end result. Get the Power of Four Digital Pattern. Size: 64″ × 76″ Rating: Intermediate Learn more about the designer…


Midsummer Solstice

At solstice, the sun appears to stand still- a moment in time designer Carl Hentsch took advantage of to immortalize this glowing orb in his masterful quilt. Parallelograms and trapezoids provide a bit of variety as you piecing this stunning quilt. Midsummer Solstice Digital Pattern Size: 96″ × 96″Blocks: 64 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging Learn…