Tag: Love of Quilting March/April 2015

Love of Quilting March/April 2015

The Love of Quilting March/April 2015 issue  includes exciting and new quilt designs that we can’t wait to share with you! You’ll find two new patriotic quilt patterns from Marianne and Liz Porter, a retro quilt with hexagon quilt blocks made from strip sets, two scrap quilt patterns to use as a wall hanging or to create a simple change…

Feathered Star Medallion Quilt Project

Marsha McCloskey loves to make intricately pieced blocks. She calls them “really hard blocks that take a long time to make.” But the result is so worth it! Use her Feathered Star Ruler to cut the 1⁄16″ increments that are necessary for accurate piecing. Feathered Star Medallion digital pattern Finished Size: 52″ × 52″ Rating: Challenging To…

Circling Stars Quilt Project

Poppies are one of today’s most popular fabric motifs, and designer Ann Lauer makes the most of these gorgeous fabrics with her dramatic quilt. You can achieve these same results with our step-by-step instructions. Circling Stars digital pattern Circling Stars quilt kit Finished Size: 60″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 6 (15″) Star blocks Rating: Challenging To…

Electric Blue Quilt

When it comes to quilting, “having the blues” can be a good thing! Take, for example, Nancy Mahoney’s quilt. Using fabrics in a blue-and-white color scheme, she made two simple blocks, resulting in this rhythmic, high-energy design. Finished Size: 68″ × 68″  |  Finished Blocks: 25 (12″) blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Nancy…

Ruby Sunrise Quilt Project

This award-winning quilt by Nancy Mahoney is based on the classic sunburst pattern. It will take some time and patience to construct this quilt, but the results are worth it. A set of Marti Michell’s templates will make the cutting easier. Ruby Sunrise digital pattern Finished Size: 62″ × 78″ Finished Blocks: 12 (11½”) Sunburst…

Renaissance Medallion Quilt Project

Three classic quilt blocks in elegant prints and set in a medallion style make this quilt show-worthy. It would look fabulous on your full- or queen-size bed. Renaissance Medallion digital pattern Finished Size: 82″ × 82″ Finished Blocks: 16 (9″) Star blocks, 8 (9″) Cross blocks, 8 (9″) Churn Dash blocks Rating: Challenging To learn…

Zig Zag II Quilt

This is design “D” of the Mountain Mist Series of quilt patterns. The original pattern describes the quilt as an example of simple piecing and promises the maker will be “more than pleased  with the cheerfulness of the design.” Finished Size: 72″ × 89″ Finished Blocks: 20 (17″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Get the Zig Zag II…

Flag of Freedom Quilt

This Quilt of Valor by Marianne Fons is a good example of a simple design that makes great impact. Strip piecing makes the flags on this patriotic quilt quick to piece. Finished Size: 57½” × 83½”  |  Finished Blocks: 32 (10″ x 7″)blocks  |  Rating: Easy  |  Designed by Marianne Fons Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions &…

Heredia Quilt

The design for Heredia is based on the floor tiles found in the famous home of Alfredo Gonzales Flores, a former Costa Rican president. The blocks in this quilt feature easy machine appliqué. Heredia digital pattern Finished Size: 47″ × 61″ Finished Blocks: 48 (7″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Patricia Sanabria-Friederich, visit our…

Splendid Stars Quilt Project

Splendid Stars is a really fun throw quilt pattern that uses contemporary prints to show off its whimsy! Start with crazy-pieced star points in lively prints and set them against a neutral gray solid background. Adding a fun border in the same prints used in the stars brings it all together in one cohesive design. Finished…

Stepping Stones Quilt

Spring is the perfect time to update your home with a new wall quilt. For a timeless look, give Ann Hermes’ quilt a try. It’s based on the simple square-in-a-square block, and it’s a great way to use your stash of small-scale prints. Stepping Stones digital pattern Finished Size: 25″ × 30″ Finished Blocks: 20 (3½”) Square-in-a-Square…

Goodness Gracious Quilt

Mary McGuire’s retro look starts with strip sets cut into triangles and joined using straight seams to make this throw quilt pattern come to life. Here, she uses hexagons to create a vintage-inspired quilt with a fresh, modern look. Finished Size: 56″ × 65½”  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Mary McGuire Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions…

Hero’s Tribute Quilt Project

Liz Porter’s Quilt of Valor definitely has star power. She used combinations of 4″, 8″, 12″, and 16″ stars in a classic red, blue, and gold color scheme. This quilt is featured in the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting 2600 TV series. Hero’s Tribute digital patttern Finished Size: 56″ × 72″ Finished Blocks: 12 (16″)…