Tag: Love of Quilting May/June 2017

Love of Quilting May/June 2017

The Love of Quilting May/June 2017 issue is filled with fresh ideas for Summer! We’ve got 12 new projects to usher in the summer season. Our Sew Easy instructions help you through pillow finishing, using fusible appliqué, piecing curves and more. This issue of Love of Quilting, like so many others, is the best source…

Rambling Rose Quilt

Rambling Rose Quilt

This gorgeous bed-sized quilt by Diane Nagle uses fabrics from the Bordeaux Rose collection by RJR Fabrics. The lattice design may look a bit intimidating, but it uses just three simple blocks. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″ x 82½” Finished Blocks: 49 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Diane Nagle Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Brighten Up, Buttercup Quilt

Brighten Up, Buttercup Quilt

Try using designer Jean Nolte’s Twisted Pinwheel and Twisted Triangle templates along with eye-popping, springy fabric to make this cheerful quilt. Learn how to tackle Piecing Curves with this Sew Easy video!. About This Quilt Finished Size: 70″ x 84″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Jean Nolte Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Farmer's Wife Table Runner Quilt

Farmer’s Wife Table Runner Quilt

This pretty table runner features one block from each of the wildly popular Farmer’s Wife quilts from Laurie Aaron Hird. Our Sew Easy Lessons guide you through paper foundation piecing (below) and Set-In Seams. About This Quilt Finished Size: 17″ x 34″ Finished Blocks: 11 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Laurie Aaron Hird Recommended…

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″…

Patchy Stars Quilt

Patchy Stars Quilt

Designer Christina McCourt used a variety of blocks in this pretty quilt. It features fabric from the Marseille collection by Dover Hill Studio for Benartex Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 80″ x 92½” Finished Blocks: 18 (9″) Star blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Christina McCourt Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Easy Diagonal Sets Ruler,…

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…

Hibiscus Quilt

Hibiscus Quilt

This bed-sized quilt by designer Krisanne Watkins just seems to dance! Use a variety of batiks to create star blocks set on the diagonal. Our instructions walk you through making the diagonal patch units. About This Quilt Finished Size: 68″ x 68″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Krisanne Watkins Recommended Tools: TriRecs Tools, or template material,…

Home State Home Quilt

Home State Home Quilt

Pay homage to your home state or make a gift for someone near and dear to your heart. Sewn with fusible applique, the states are easy to personalize and they make a fun wall hanging to welcome others to your home, wherever that may be.  Click here to download patterns for the state shapes! About…

Friendship Rings Quilt

Friendship Rings Quilt

Liz Porter created this cheerful quilt using vintage prints and rickrack to frame the top. Our instructions for Cutting 60′ Pyramids and making bias strips for the applique stems help bring it together smoothly. About This Quilt Finished Size: 79″ x 102″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Liz Porter Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter 60′ Pyramids…

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…

Kitchen Windows Pillow

Kitchen Windows Pillow

Lindsay Conner took the traditional Cathedral Windows block and reinvented it for a cute pillow cover. Use 1930s reproduction prints for a cheery version like ours. If you’re looking for a traditional approach with a contemporary touch (all machine sewing), our Sew Easy Lesson guides you through the process of making traditional Cathedral Windows. About…

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…