Tag: Love of Quilting March/April 2017

The New March/April Love of Quilting Magazine Is Here!

Has spring been sprung where you live? We hope that, whatever place you call home, the new season brings bountiful quilting inspiration, and that you are sewing as often as you can. In this issue, we offer up some fresh and springy quilting ideas, such as Sarah’s Colorwave, Jean Nolte’s pattern that uses our Twisted…

Love of Quilting Mar/April 2017 Cover

Love of Quilting March/April 2017

The Love of Quilting March/April 2017 issue is filled with fresh ideas for a fresh season! We’ve got 12 new projects to usher in spring. Our Sew Easy instructions help you through piecing curved seams, using fusible appliqué, cutting 8-at-a-time Triangle-Squares and more. This issue of Love of Quilting, like so many others, is the…

West Point Quilt

West Point Quilt

Designer Nancy Mahoney appointed military precision to the blue and red blocks marching across this cool patriotic quilt. It features Flying Geese (watch a Sew Easy Lesson on Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units!) and Nine Patch units. Our Quarter-Inch Seam Marker help you with accurate piecing. About This Quilt Finished Size: 66″ x 66″ Finished Blocks:…

Bluework Quilt

Bluework Quilt

Take on this fun challenge: Designer Kathy Munkelwitz combined dramatic block design, applique, embroidery and pieced borders in this bed-sized beauty. It’s truly a triumph! We’ve made a correction to this quilt pattern. For the corrected version, click here. About This Quilt Finished Size: 68″ x 85″ Finished Blocks: 18 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging Designed…

Floral Fantasy Quilt

Floral Fantasy Quilt

This simple-to-construct table runner showcases a kaleidoscope print and coordinating tonal fabrics in green, pink, purple and black. We give instructions for making quick Triangle-Squares and Four Patch units. About This Quilt Finished Size: 18″ x 54″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Ann Lauer Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat,…

Twilight in the Garden Quilt

Twilight in the Garden Quilt

Use the tried-and-true Album Cross block to make this ingeniously designed bed quilt. Dark plum prints give it a rich feel. About This Quilt Finished Size: 66″ x 83″ Finished Blocks: 36 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Joanie Horton and Melanie Greseth Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Album Cross Template, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter,…

Sarah's Colorwave Quilt

Sarah’s Colorwave Quilt

Use our Twisted Triangle Template to make the clamshells for this lovely bed-sized quilt. Our Sew Easy Lesson (below) helps you through the cutting and piecing of clamshell units, and our Sew Easy Binding video will help stitch up the final touches. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 76″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Jean…

Let Freedom Ring Quilt

Let Freedom Ring Quilt

Construct this lovely Quilt of Valor® with a few fat quarters and a little yardage to create the borders. Designer Christina McCourt created this clever block that offers plenty of movement. Download a size chart for Full and Queen variations of this project. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 20 (10″)…

Blue Me Away Quilt

Blue Me Away Quilt

Make this lovely king-sized quilt in navy, cream, light blue and tan prints that are strip-pieced into blocks. It’s a stunner. About This Quilt Finished Size: 107″ x 120″ Finished Blocks: 42 (12″) block Rating: Challenging Designed by: Angie Milligan Recommended Tools: Steam-A-Seam Fusible Web, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and…

Town Square Quilt

Town Square Quilt

Who doesn’t love a great Log Cabin? Marianne Fons created this stunning bed-sized quilt in a clever arrangement and used rich hues that will make it a new classic. About This Quilt Finished Size: 63″ x 63″ Finished Blocks: 60 (7 ½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Marianne Fons Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary…

Bedazzled Quilt

Bedazzled Quilt

This beauty comes together in easy blocks courtesy of 15 fat quarters! We provide three size options so you can tailor it to your needs. Our Quarter-Inch Seam Marker helps you get precision piecing. Download a size chart for Crib, Full, and King size variations. About This Quilt Finished Size: 60″ x 72″ Finished Blocks:…

Cross Road to Grandma's House Quilt

Cross Road to Grandma’s House Quilt

Use rich-hued prints and combine two well-loved, traditional blocks, the Album Cross block and the Snowball block, to make this cozy quilt. Our Sew Easy Lesson (below) for trimming Album Cross blocks helps you attain precision. And, we offer the Album Cross Template at ShopFonsandPorter.com. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″ x 81″ Finished Blocks:…

Flying to the Stars Quilt

Flying to the Stars Quilt

Try this twist on the traditional Pinwheel block using our new Twisted Pinwheel Template. Our Sew Easy Lesson helps you with the curved piecing. For a totally different but cool look, try making it in 1930s reproduction fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″ x 84″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) Twisted Pinwheel Blocks Rating: Challenging…

Quilting the Quilt: Positive Outcomes with Negative Space

A quilt top carries charm and personality and can make us “ooh and ah” over everything from color placement to piecing accuracy, technical difficulty, and overall design. Yet even the most astonishing quilt top can seem lack-luster without the element of quilting, which adds texture, depth and detail. Seeing an unquilted top is like watching…