Tag: Diane Tomlinson

Reflections Quilt

Reflections Quilt

Inspired by a quilt and instructions by Billie Lauder, Diane Tomlinson designed her quilt to use pre-cut 10″ squares. About This Quilt Finished Size: 58½” x 72″ Finished Blocks: 36 (9¾” x 12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and Fons &…

Anemone Flowers Quilt

Anemone Flowers Quilt

We’re particularly partial to the subtle color scheme in Diane Tomlinson’s batik quilt. She used the Fons & Porter wagon wheel templates to “sow” these enchanting blooms. About This Quilt Finished Size: 59″ x 63½” Rating: Challenging Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter’s Wagon Wheel Template, Paper-backed fusible web, Fons & Porter…

Twist and Shout Quilt

Twist and Shout Quilt

Twist and Shout: Twist and turn simple strips and half-square triangles to create this colorful quilt. You’ll be shouting with joy at the deceptively simple results. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 36 (12″) blocks Rating: Beginner – Level 1 Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Quarter Inch…

Pam -- Pickle Dish Quilt Blocks

3 Stories About What It’s Really Like At OSQE

Diane Tomlinson, Assistant Editor at Fons & Porter, recently went to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, or OSQE, as we lovingly call it. She is a regular teacher of workshops at these events, so has experienced a lot of quilting and met a lot of quilters. This is what quilting is built on: a…

Heather & Clover Quilt

Heather & Clover Quilt

Diane Tomlinson used a group of rich dark and light prints in the foundation-pieced quilt. The beauty of this technique is that every piece is perfectly sized, and every point is perfectly sharp. Diane’s quilt uses fabrics from the Thistle Farm collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″…

Luminous Quilt

Luminous Quilt

Quilt artist Jeri Riggs inspired Fons & Porter Editor Diane Tomlinson to recreate this attractive wall quilt of kaleidoscopic hexagons as a way to play with the infinite motif combinations in the fabrics she chose. About This Quilt Finished Size: 47½” 45½” Rating: Challenging Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools: Template material, Fons & Porter…

Table Talk Quilt

Table Talk Quilt

Our instructions for trimming Album Cross blocks will help you to construct this cool little table runner. Make it in blues and grays, as we’ve shown, or in hues of your choice. About This Quilt Finished Size: 12 ¾” x 17 ¼” Finished Blocks: 17 (3″) Blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Diane Tomlinson Recommended Tools:…

Crossing Paths Quilt

Crossing Paths Quilt

Fons & Porter Associate Editor Diane Tomlinson uses one of her favorite blocks to make this striking quilt, using fabric from Hoffman Fabric’s You & Me collection. Cutting the blocks to size is a snap using the Fons & Porter Album Cross Template (watch the Sew Easy video below!). Please note, there is a correction…

Quilters Need-to-Know Webinar

We are known for our accurate and detailed instructions to help our readers become skilled quilters. We also know our readers are busy people. Join our quilting expert, Diane Tomlinson, on May 29th as she walks you through an hour of timesaving tips and techniques during our Quilters Need-To-Know Webinar. What’s a Webinar? A webinar…

A Little Zig Zag Quilt

A Little Zig Zag Quilt

Make this striking table topper in a short time by creating strip sets. Select two colors in high contrast to create a crisp zig zag pattern. We’ve made a correction to this quilt pattern. For the corrected version, click here. About This Quilt Finished Size: 10″ x 19¾” Rating: Beginner – Level 2 Designed by:…