Tag: Love of Quilting January/February 2013

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Love of Quilting January/February 2013

The Love of Quilting January/February 2013 issue is filled with great quilt patterns and projects! This issue of Love of Quilting, like so many others, is the best source for traditional quilts and reliable instructions. Come in and take a look around! We know that the Love of Quilting January/February 2013 is sure to please with 15…

Stained Glass Stars

Put your piecing skills to the test when you combine bordered diamonds into a star. Setting your blocks on point makes the challenge all the more delicious! Size: 67½” × 67½” Blocks: 9 (12″) Stained Glass Star blocks, 4 (12″) Setting blocks Rating: Challenging


Designer Christine Stainbrook took advantage of a large floral print by making it the center of attraction in the Octagon Star block. Partial seams ingeniously whip the star points around the center. Size: 109″ × 109″ Blocks: 13 (15″) Octagon Star blocks,12 (15″) Compass Star blocks


Connect heaven and earth when you create sixteen eight-pointed star quilt blocks with fabrics in rich, earthy colors. Can you find two larger eight-pointed stars in the quilt? Size: 80″ × 80″ Blocks: 16 (10″) Star blocks Rating: intermediate

Gilded Butterflies

Rich gold metallic detail in the fabric creates a sophisticated statement while strip piecing makes quick work of the butterfly blocks. Size: 55½” × 73½”Blocks: 35 (9″) blocks Rating: intermediate Guilded Butterflies Digital Pattern Purchase the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker To learn more about the designers,visit our Designers Page.

Monkey Madness

Three little monkeys, jumping on the bed … Along with pinwheel blocks and a striped border, the monkeys complete this adorable quilt-sized perfectly for a toddler. This project is fat quarter friendly. Size: 37″ × 40″Blocks: 3 (9″ × 12″) Monkey blocks 24 (4½”) Pinwheel blocks Rating: Intermediate Monkey Madness Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer,…

Chasing Chevrons

By slightly elongating the hexagon pattern, designer Kim Cairns achieved a strong vertical direction in her quilt. Using cozy flannels softens the overall effect. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Size: 62″ × 80″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about the designer, visit our Designers Page. Down a free size chart and cutting instructions for…

In Honor Of…

Diane Tomlinson designed an easy-to-make quilt pattern “so that as many people as possible can make a Quilt of Valor to honor and comfort a relative, friend, or even a stranger touched by war, and to let them know their service is appreciated.” Learn more about the Quilts of Valor program. Size: 64″ × 77″Blocks: 50 (9″)…

Circles for Paige

Designer Marianne Haak made this quilt for her first grandchild, Paige. Her daughter asked for a graphic, yet simple crib quilt so they dove into Marianne’s stash of fabric and this is what they came up with. Size: 40″ × 50″ Rating: Easy Circles for Paige Digital Pattern Purchase the Easy Circle Cut Template To…

Idol Results

Placing blocks on point gives this quilt, comprised only of shades of dark blue and neutrals, a winner’s attitude. This project is fat quarter friendly. Size: 76½” × 89″ Blocks: 72 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Idol Results Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer, visit our Designers Page.

Wild Goose Chase

Instructions for the more than six hundred Flying Geese that form the gridwork for this issue’s antique quilt call for traditional construction of the geese—joining one large triangle and two small ones. Use the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler to cut all the triangles from the same size strips. Size: 92″ × 92″ Blocks: 64…

Whimsical Spring

Grow a tiny fabric flower garden to prepare yourself for spring planting. If you are new to appliqué, this wallhanging is the perfect size for a first project. Size: 10″ × 24″ Rating: Intermediate Whimsical Spring Digital Pattern To learn more about the designer, visit our Designers Page.

Liz’s Irish Chain

Lots of tiny squares can be intimidating-until you learn the secret of strip sets! The checkerboard quilt blocks are a cinch to make, which is a good thing as there are 111 of them! This project is fat quarter friendly. Size: 65″ × 85″ Blocks: 111 (5″) Checkerboard blocks, 110 (5″) Chain blocks Rating: Intermediate Liz’s Irish Chain…

Fractured Star

Use monochromatic print fabrics and one matching solid and be amazed at the effect you can create. Choose Jinny Beyer’s Monochrome fabric line, or substitute your own choices. Size: 73½” × 73½” Blocks: 9 (18″) blocks Rating: Challenging Fractured Star Digital Pattern Purchase the Fons & Porter 12.5″ x 12.5″ Ruler To learn more about…