Love of Quilting – November/December 2013

In Every Issue

  • From Marianne & Liz: Happy Holidays
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: Unmistakably Amish Quilts
  • Quilt with the Stars: Deb Tucker
  • Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Behind the Seams: Are You a Quilt Designer?

Techniques

  • Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares and Hourglass Units
  • Sew Easy: Fusible Bias Strips
  • Sew Easy: Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units
  • Sew Easy: Rapid Fire Hunter’s Stars
  • Quilting the Quilt: Quilts in Motion

Bonus Projects – Click on the links below for free quilt patterns and instructions

Princess Feather
Princess Feather
Northwoods Man
Northwoods Man
Sunset Canyon
Sunset Canyon
My Green Home
My Green Home
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Princess Feather

This 1865 hand pieced and hand quilted bed-size quilt is a beautiful example of a popular nineteenth-century appliqué pattern. Each issue, Love of Quilting features an antique quilt and pattern from the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska. Size: 83″ x 83″ ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons…

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My Green Home Quilt

Bed-Size quilt patterns make a great impression on quilter and guest alike. Designer Colette Rose Marie Boring combined pieced blocks with beautiful appliqué in this queen-size quilt and boy, does this one impress! Finished Size: 78″ x 95″  |  Finished Blocks: 4 (17″) Star blocks, 4 (12″) Lg Log Cabin blocks, 16 (8½”) Sm Log…

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Sunset Canyon

Designer Linda Hahn combined three different blocks to form a barn-raising pattern, creating a dynamic quilt. The neutral beige print keeps things light and ties it all together. Size: 74½” × 74½” Blocks: 64 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus…

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Santa In The Woods

The fabrics in this quilt are woodsy prints featuring Santa and a log cabin. The traditional red and green colors make it perfect for holiday decorating. Finished Size: 72″ × 86″ Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate For more information about Tony Jacobson, go to our Designers page. Santa in the Woods Digital Pattern

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Patriotic Stars

In each issue of Love of Quilting, we include a pattern that meets the guidelines established by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilt meets the size requirements for Quilts of Valor. Nancy Mahoney designed it as a mystery quilt project for her local guild. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Learn more about the…

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Northwoods Man

When designer Terry Albers was asked to design a “manly” quilt her thoughts turned to a woodsy color scheme. The result surely is worthy of a leather recliner. (but please, hold the stuffed bear.) Finished Size: 70″ × 86″Finished Blocks: 18 (10″) blocks Rating: Challenging ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To…

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Hunter's Star

Use Deb Tucker’s Rapid Fire Hunter’s Star template to make Trapezoid Units for Hunter’s Star blocks. Learn how with our free lesson with Deb Tucker. Finished Size: 59″ × 73″Finished Blocks: 48 (7″) blocks Rating: Challenging For more information about Deb Tucker, visit our Designers page. Hunter’s Star Digital Pattern

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Flat Friends

This quilt features jumbo rickrack and pockets that hold a collection of fabric dolls. There are four dolls, several outfits for each, and even a dog and cat. Finished Size: 42″ × 54″ Finished Blocks: 3 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Flat Friends Digital Pattern

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Festive Medallion

Amanda Murphy’s own fabric line, Holiday Bouquet, inspired her to design this pretty little table quilt. She used a Dresden Plate for the center of the topper. This project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 21½” diameter Rating: Intermediate Correction: Templates for this quilt were incorrect in the print edition of the magazine. Click here to download free, corrected…

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The Elf On The Shelf

Editor Jean Nolte used a book panel to create a quilt depicting this popular Christmas tale. The panel also includes the pillow front shown in the photo. See below for a link to complete the pillow. Finished Size: 42″ × 47″ Rating: Intermediate For more information about Jean Nolte, visit our Designer page. The Elf…

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Black Tie

Designer Marianne Elizabeth combined Star blocks and Rosebud blocks to create this elegant quilt. Check out our free Sew Easy lesson, which shows you how to make triangle-squares and hourglass units without cutting any triangles. Finished Size: 52½” × 71½” Finished Blocks: 18 (7½”) Star blocks, 17 (7½”) Rosebud blocks Rating: Intermediate For more information…

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A Winter Wonderland

Make this adorable little quilt in just a few hours. The snowman face and star are handcrafted buttons made by the designer. Finished Size: 8½” × 11″ Rating: Easy For more information about Devereux, go to our Designers page. A Winter Wonderland Digital Pattern