Love of Quilting – November/December 2011

In Every Issue

  • From Liz & Marianne: Happy Holidays!
  • Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: Quilts with a Purpose, Part Eight
  • Quilt Chat: My Favorite Christmas Gift by Marianne Fons and Mary Fons
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf: Notes on new books
  • Sew & Tell: Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Behind the Seams: Quilters Take Manhattan


  • Quilting the Quilt: The Art of Sashiko
  • Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares
  • Sew Easy: Row Alignment
  • Sew Easy: Piecing Quarter-Square Triangle Borders

Love of Quilting November/December 2011

Buy this issue Want your very own copy of this idea-packed issue? Click here now to order the November/December issue of Love of Quilting. In this Issue From Liz & Marianne: Happy Holidays! Sew Many Tips: Clever ideas from quilters Shop Hop: Products to look for at your local shop This Old Quilt: Quilts with a Purpose (Part Eight) Quilt…


The Art of Sashiko

  The ancient art of sashiko originated from necessity, but has become a popular modern quilting technique.   Download four free patterns for sashiko stitching you can use in your own quilt projects.



Jo Morton’s gorgeous Carolina fabric collection is featured in this queen-size bed quilt. The same block, made with different fabric combinations, creates a many-bordered effect. Size: 92″ × 106″Blocks: 50 (10-5⁄8″) blocks  


Tool Bag

Use double faced quilted fabric to make this reversible tool bag to take to your next quilting workshop or retreat. The pattern for the reversible tool bag is available as a digital pattern and can also be found in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Love of Quilting. The supply lists for the Love of Quilting…


Winterbury Lane

Create a totally wonderful winter wonderland throw in warm dusty colors. It’s perfect for anyone on your holiday gift list. Size: 48½” × 60½”Blocks: 20 (6″) Snowball blocks  


Indigo Stars

Karen Witt’s quilt has many elements that make it sparkle. Indigo stars stand out against a background of tan prints, and indigo squares create diagonal chains. Stripe and floral borders provide a perfect finish. Size: 59″ × 59″Blocks: 25 (9″) 54-40 or Fight Blocks Click here for a free sizing chart for this project.


Pots of Flowers

This antique quilt from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska was hand appliquéd and hand quilted in Ohio around 1870. All of the approximately 1,850 tiny berries are stuffed! The quiltmaker is unknown, but her work is admired to this day. Size: 85″ × 85″ Download free instructions for creating Pots…


Holiday Greetings – Homemade Christmas Cards

Linda Davis combined quilting and card making to create these delightful easel cards. Use her ideas to design your own holiday greeting cards for any friend or family members who you think may appreciate a homemade Christmas card. Size: 4¼” × 5½” ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons &…


Berry Wreath

Nancy Mahoney combined piecing and appliqué for this lovely throw. It’s made in Christmasy red and green, but it is beautiful any time of year. Size: 63″ × 63″Blocks: 9 (15″) blocks Click here for a free Queen sizing chart for this project.


Pinwheel Strippy

Liz says, “I love scrappy quilts and strippy sets! I made the Pinwheel blocks from my stash, so there are dozens of different prints in this quilt.” Size: 72″ × 91″Blocks: 120 (4″) Pinwheel blocks   Click here to download free instructions for perfect alignment when joining pieced rows to unpieced strips used in this project.


Scrappy Triangles

Jean Nolte’s quilt began as a scrappy triangle-square exchange with a dozen friends. She used a teal batik for the sashing, borders, and binding to tie it all together. Size: 62″ × 79″ Blocks: 12 (16″) blocks This pattern can be found as a digital pattern or in the November/December 2011 issue of Love of…


Bluebird of Happiness

Marianne chose yellow and blue for her wool table topper to match some of her favorite French dishes and linens.Make this sunny-fresh project to perk up your dining area. Size: 22½” diameter


Christmas Poem

This throw is sure to become a family favorite. Graphic silhouette prints are used in the blocks, and the white print features the poem “The Night Before Christmas.” Size: 53¾” × 65½”Blocks: 20 (10½”) blocks