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?


  • 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

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…


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…


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…


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


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…


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…


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


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


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…


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…


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…


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