Just like with so many things, what’s old is new again. Quilty July/August 2017 is full of Log Cabins, Flying Geese, Irish Chains, and even classic half-square triangles get modern makeovers—each perfect for quilters of all levels.
Not to be missed is the gorgeous “Sunset Star” quilt by Felicia T. Brenoe. This showstopper utilizes classic Log Cabin blocks to create a clever star design. But even more exciting is the unusual material; “Sunset Star” is entirely made of silk dupioni. Learn all about using this alternative fabric in your quilting in the article, “A Material” Difference,” by Vanessa Lyman. Sewing with silk isn’t all that new—there are beautiful antique crazy quilts made with gorgeous silks and velvets—but if sewing with silk is new to you, maybe now’s the time to give it a go!
Improv quilting continues to be a huge trend in the modern quilting world. It seems we quilters love pushing boundaries and challenging rules! If you’ve never tried improv piecing, “Pure White” will be your gateway quilt into the world of sewing experimentation. (I promise, if you try it, you’re gonna love it….)
Once you’re all tuckered out choosing fabrics for your next project, settle in to read a great article by our resident longarmer, Ebony Love, as she issues a challenge to, at least once, give longarming a shot!
So, as much as our trends tend to recycle themselves, there’s always something new to try. Whether it’s reinventing a classic, working with a new substrate, experimenting with a new technique, or trying a new tool, the possibilities seem endless! What will be your #quiltychallenge this summer?
Quilts Featured In This Issue
In This Issue
- Featured Designers
- Your Modern Heritage: Empire Place
- Material Difference: Silk Dupioni
- Love Your Longarmer: Don’t Buy it, Rent it! Part 2
- The Basics
- Quilty Dry Goods Store/Kits