Tag: Love of Quilting November/December 2016

Love of Quilting November/December 2016 Cover

Love of Quilting November/December 2016

The Love of Quilting November/December 2016 issue is filled with quilt patterns and projects for a warm and wonderful holiday season! 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! Make a patriotic Quilt of Valor as a…

Patriot Star Quilt

Patriot Star Quilt

This stunning patriotic quilt pattern, which works great as a Quilt of Valor, is easier than it looks. Using simple triangle-squares and diagonal seams eliminates the need for diamonds in the stars! Take a look at how to create quick triangle-squares in the free quilting video tutorial below. This throw quilt is a stunner and any…

Chickadee Baskets Quilt

Chickadee Baskets Quilt

Jackie Robinson’s festive throw quilt pattern is truly captivating. It starts with a lovely set of fabrics featuring birds and holly berries set against an elegant cream print with gold flecks. She then creates two ingenious quilt blocks that highlight the birds and create a freestanding chain. With a little fussy cutting, the Log Cabin…

Bed-Size Quilt Patterns

Aubryanna’s Constellation Quilt

Krisanne Watkins designed this classic quilt based on a quilt block containing partial seams, an easy technique that you’ll want to add to your skill set. This large, twin-size quilt features spinning quilt blocks that come together easily. Give this fun partial seams technique a try! You might be delighted with the results, especially if you…

Green Space Quilt

Green Space Quilt

What a great way to highlight a fabulous large-scale print! This easy quilt block showcases a special circular print, and as a bonus, the design forms a secondary quilt block. A fresh-looking throw quilt, this quilt pattern plays with Flying Geese units in the quilt blocks and in the pieced border. Watch our free quilting video…

Louisa's Christmas Quilt

Louisa’s Christmas Quilt

Diane Tomlinson created this beauty using reproduction fabrics in warm, traditional colors. The two different quilt blocks create a secondary design where they intersect, adding even more interest. A three-fabric border frames it all in, finishing it off nicely. A classic quilt for the holidays! If you’d like to display this quilt year-round, simply choose different fabrics…

Prairie Petals Quilt

Prairie Petals Quilt

Stitch petals on top of pieced quilt blocks using easy raw-edge appliqué for an enjoyable, relaxed quilting experience. Raw-edge appliqué adds a little curve to your patchwork, adding interest. This throw-size quilt pattern looks spectacular with coordinating fabrics, but you can also treat this one as a scrap quilt pattern. Grab your stash and get started for a…

Vivid Blue Quilt

Vivid Blue Quilt

There a few things more pleasing than a classic blue and white quilt, and our method creates nice, sharp star points. The pinwheel patchwork designs float across this throw-sized quilt pattern, creating a wonderful, traditional quilt. Two-color quilts are always a classic and they add to the décor found in most homes. Make this quilt…

Hometown Pride Quilt

Hometown Pride Quilt

What a wonderful way to celebrate someone’s patriotic service! Designer Kathy Munkelwitz is donating this great quilt to the Quilts of Valor Foundation. What a great tribute! This twin-size, patriotic quilt pattern features the Ohio Star quilt block made with alternating fabrics and sashing strips in patriotic colors. You may want to consider working up your…

From Sea to Shining Sea Quilt

From Sea to Shining Sea Quilt

Inspired by an antique red and white quilt, Marianne Fons created this blue and cream version using blocks that form a wave pattern. Two-color quilts make such a statement! The wave-effect of this quilt design is the result of some clever patchwork piecing. By adding sashing to a rectangular pieced block, Marianne was able to…

Quilting the Quilt: An Introduction to Curved Crosshatching

Contrast (noun). “The state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association.” The word contrast is a key word in a quiltmaker’s vocabulary. We look for contrast in fabric shades, print scales, patch sizes, thread choice, and even quilting texture to make our projects more appealing. When it comes…

Freshly Pieced Vegetables Quilt

Freshly Pieced Vegetables Quilt

Paper foundation piecing enables you to accurately piece the blocks for this small wall hanging quilt pattern. Just 4 quilt blocks — tomato, beet, carrot, and pepper — make a cute project to hang in your kitchen. Watch the Love of Quilting 2805 episode to find out how to turn the blocks into hot pads!…

New Hampshire Nights Quilt

New Hampshire Nights Quilt

Marianne Fons made scrappy Twenty-Five Patch blocks and then joined them with pieced sashing to in this traditional quilt made of reproductions prints. When the dark sashing strips and blue squares are joined, stars appear. This quilt works as a large throw quilt or a bed-size quilt pattern for a twin-size bed! Do you like…