Love of Quilting – September/October 2013

In Every Issue

  • From Liz and Marianne – Back to the sewing room
  • Sew Many Tips – Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop – Products to look for at  your local shop
  • This Old Quilt – The power of printed cloth
  • Sew & Tell – Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf – Notes on new books
  • Behind the Seams – Try an online quilting class

Techniques

  • Quilting the Quilt – Mix and match border designs
  • Sew Easy – Three-color hourglass units
  • Sew Easy – Nine-blade fan blocks
  • Sew Easy – Windowing fusible appliqué
  • Sew Easy – Cutting 60-degree pyramids

Bonus Quilts – Click on the links below to download free patterns and instructions
Serge Ahead
Stormy Seas

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Serge Ahead Quilt

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a quilted wedge table runner featuring modern quilt fabrics. Make a quilt-as-you-go table runner that’s reversible! Ellen March, Editor of Sew News, Sew It All, and Creative Machine Embroidery and host of PBS’ Sew It All, designed this piece for one of our Fons & Porter TV episodes.…

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Stormy Seas–Free Quilt Pattern

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a free quilt pattern. Dark blue diamond waves snake around square-in-a-square blocks. The illusion of movement without stitching a single curved seam is the appealing beauty of the Storm at Sea pattern. Size: 52″ × 64″ Rating: Intermediate ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web…

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Bunting, Blocks, and Balloons

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a baby quilt featuring neutral quilt fabrics. When you’re stitching BB-Before Baby-gender neutral prints work like a charm. Fussy-cut deer and bunny balloons and pyramids add character to this, already sweet, baby quilt. Finished Size: 43″ x 56″Finished Blocks: 6 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bunting,…

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String of Stars

In 2011 Moda Fabrics launched a “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star quilt blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor in 100 days. A total of 1800 quilt blocks were needed, but Moda received 15,000! Marianne Fons pieced this patriotic quilt using some of the extra quilt blocks.…

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On the Dot

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a throw size quilt patttern featuring appliqué circles made in modern fabrics. Dig into your stash for five funky prints to make your circles and two demure prints for the background. Check out the faux double binding! Finished Size: 40″ × 40″ Finished Blocks: 16 (10″)…

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Flower Bed

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a king size quilt pattern featuring nin patch quilt units that come together to make a beautiful circular quilt pattern. It may take a little while to “grow” this flower bed, but the results will be spectacular. Four small and four large quadrants whirl outward from a…

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Wheels of Chance

This quilt pattern from Love of Quilting September/October is a throw size quilt pattern featuring nine-blade fan quilt blocks. Wheels of Chance Spinning your wheels for fortune or to get a wagon to Oregon-either choice presents chance and challenge. Liz Porter’s quilt design is equally challenging, but the result is worth the effort. Finished Size:…

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Antique Alphabet

A combination of foundation and regular piecing is required to make your own version of this antique quilt. The maker of the photographed quilt had to “wing” her border treatment — you get to copy our patterns! Can you spell L – U – C – K – Y? Size: 79½” × 89″ Bonus: Download a…

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A Cat Fright Sight

Happy Halloween! This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a primitive-looking mini quilt featuring appliqué and embellishments. You can purchase the kitty and pumpkin buttons or cut the shapes from fabric and appliqué them in place. Finished Size: 8″ × 12″ Rating: Easy A Cat Fright Sight Digital Pattern To learn more about…

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Falling Leaves

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is felted wool appliqué table topper featuring autumn leaves and acorns. Beautiful autumn foliage in Eastern Ontario inspired designer Christine Baker to create this sweet little centerpiece. If you want to add seasonal decor without spending much time, try your hand at wool appliqué. Finished Size: 17″-diameter…

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Crooners

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a quilted appliqué wall hanger featuring twin pumpkins, perched on a picket fence, belt out spooky Halloween songs. Make these crooners for your home’s entry, to delight your holiday guests. Finished Size: 34″ × 20½” Rating: Intermediate Crooners Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer,…

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Pick of the Patch

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a mini quilt pattern featuring an appliqué scarecrow and pumpkins. Late summer is the perfect time to make this cute scarecrow banner and have it ready for harvest season. Picking the fabrics is almost as much fun as picking pumpkins! Finished Size: 12″ × 16″ Rating:…

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Bella's Garden

This quilt pattern featured in Love of Quilting September/October is a throw size quilt featuring appliqué and and pieced rows. Inspired by nature — which, in turn, inspired her fabric line — designer Amanda Murphy created this pretty quilt and filled it chock-a-block with a variety of techniques. Finished Size: 51¾” × 69″ Rating: Intermediate…

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Woodland Meadows

This quilt pattern from Love of Quilting September/October is a throw size quilt pattern featuring triangle squares and contemporary quilt fabrics. Finished Size: 90″ × 94″ Finished Blocks: 49 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Woodland Meadows Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer, visit our  Designers Page.