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Spin City Quilt

Spin City Quilt

Here’s a modern twist using an appealing variety of 1930s reproduction prints. This quilt by designer Nancy Mahoney energizes a traditional design. About This Quilt Finished Size: 50″ x 58″ Finished Blocks: 30 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Nancy Mahoney Recommended Tools: Tri-Recs Tools or template material, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″…

With Help From Friends Quilt

With Help From Friends Quilt

Liz Porter and some of her friends pooled their scraps and made itty bitty Shoo Fly blocks to swap. This quilt, made from those shared scraps, has all the charm of a vintage scrap quilt. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61½” x 74½” Finished Blocks: 180 (3″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed by: Liz Porter Recommended…

String of Stars Quilt

String of Stars Quilt

In 2011, Moda Fabrics launched its “Just One Star” campaign, inviting quilters to piece and send in star blocks so the company could make 100 Quilts of Valor® in 100 days. A total of 1,800 blocks were needed, yet Moda received 15,000. Marianne Fons pieced this quilt using some of the extra blocks. About This…

Propeller Quilt

Propeller Quilt

Two coordinating blocks make a whimsical version of an Irish Chain design in this quilt. It’s finished off with a nice mitered border. Our Sew Easy lesson walks you through the steps to do that. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 25 (9″) Pinwheel blocks, 24 (9″) Square blocks Rating: Intermediate…

Concentric Squares Quilt

Concentric Squares Quilt

Marianne Fons has brought the classic red and white scheme to a baby quilt. “My inspiration for the unique block setting was a quilt that wowed me at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska,” she says. The quilt also features a scalloped-edge border, an unusual touch. About This Quilt Finished Size: 40″ x…

Album Star Quilt

Album Star Quilt

Designer Sherril Harris said her inspiration for this design was the image of a veteran or “star” being wrapped in this Quilt of Valor®. Similarly, red, white and blue strips surround a star in each block. And the secret behind the amazingly accurate small stars in each block center is foundation piecing. About This Quilt…

It's Easy Being Green Quilt

It’s Easy Being Green Quilt

This unusual quilt features blocks that go by several names, including Disappearing Nine Patch, Magic Nine Patch and Tossed Nine Patch. The blocks are cleverly pieced then set in to make a zigzag pattern. We also give instructions for finishing it off with faux piping binding. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 72″ Finished…

Daisy Day Quilt

Daisy Day Quilt

Designer Colleen Tauke made this cozy quilt for her new granddaughter, Daisy. Soft flannels are ideal for a child’s bed or for napping at grandma’s house. About This Quilt Finished Size: 50″ x 56″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Colleen Tauke Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Tumbler Template, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning…

Fisherman's Reel Quilt

Fisherman’s Reel Quilt

Update an old favorite block — the Churn Dash — in this bold quilt made with rich, earthy tans, browns and black prints. We offer instructions for die-cutting with this pattern, and our Sew Easy Lesson on cutting quick triangle-squares. About This Quilt Finished Size: 72″ x 84″ Finished Blocks: 42 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy…