Tag: Love of Quilting September/October 2015

Love of Quilting September/October 2015

The Love of Quilting September/October 2015 is packed with beautiful quilt designs from patriotic quilts to quilts with an antique look. Various techniques and quilting tutorials are explained with easy-to-follow instructions and photos. You’ll practice quilting skills, making quick triangle-squares, piecing curves, making yo-yos, and learning a foolproof appliqué method. Plus, there are three projects from the Love of…

Hummingbird Hill Quilt

Piecing and appliqué are combined in this fresh throw. You can appliqué the petal shapes by hand, or use fusible web for machine appliqué. The fabrics in the appliquéd petal block shine against the muted Square-in-a-Square block. It’s a fabulous quilt made with fabulous fabrics! Finished Size: 57″ × 77″ Finished Blocks: 35 (9″) blocks Rating:…

Scallop Patchwork Pillow

Learn how to sew yo yos and make this charming pillow for your home.This pillow has lots of charm. With a few unique touches and trim, you can create a one-of-a-kind home accent. This project was featured in episode 2605 of Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting.” Finished Size: 15½” × 15½” Rating: Intermediate From…

Fond Memories Quilt

These whirling pinwheel blocks were made with reproduction prints for a vintage look, but you could use bright prints for a child or florals for a gardener. Diane Tomlinson used reproduction prints to create this classic quilt. Use the Fons & Porter Whirling Pinwheel Template set to make the cutting easy. Give it a whirl using your favorite…

X-Box Quilt

A bundle of fat quarters and some white background fabric are all you need to make this quilt top. No bundle? Use fabrics from your stash! Make these blocks quickly using two easy techniques — diagonal seams and strip piecing. This project is fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 56″ × 72″ Finished Blocks: 63 (8″) blocks Rating:…

Coming Home – Lap Quilt

What says “Welcome Home” more than house blocks and traditional nine patches? This quilt is small enough for a wallhanging and big enough for a lap quilt. Create a happy life filled with joyful things you love. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. Finished Size: 40½” × 40½” Finished Blocks: 9 (9½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate From our…

Turning Leaves Quilt

Beautiful leaf blocks are pieced on paper foundations for accuracy. Using a black background for the autumn-colored leaves, creates a dramatic patchwork quilt. Jinny Beyer’s color spectrum fabrics inspired Christine Stainbrook to create this remarkable quilt. Use fast and accurate techniques found in this FREE Sew Easy quilting tutorial on Quick-Pieced Flying Geese and diagonal seams. Finished Size:…

Hollywood Quilt

Reproduce this beautiful antique quilt in batiks for a contemporary look. Machine appliqué the stars to save time.The original Hollywood pattern was copyrighted by Mountain Mist in 1934, during the Golden Age of Hollywood. It is just as modern today as it was in the 30s. The big octagon shapes are easy to piece when…

Stars and Checks – Quilt of Valor

Designer Nancy Mahoney used a coordinated grouping of mini prints for her Quilt of Valor. This quilt may look complex, but it’s made up of familiar triangle-squares and strip-pieced units Finished Size: 60″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 35 (10″) blocks Rating: Intermediate From our Quilt Shop: Get the Stars and Checks quilt pattern! Get the Stars and…

Remembered Friends Quilt

Marianne Fons used scraps from a departed friend’s shared stash to make the blocks for this 1850s-style, lap-size quilt. The classic square-in-a-square block is used throughout the quilt. This quilt is fat quarter friendly. This quilt was featured on episode 2601 of Fons & Porter’s “Love of Quilting.” Finished Size: 57½” × 79½” Finished Blocks: 59 (5¾”)…

Stellar Circles Quilt

Piecing LeMoyne Stars on paper foundations ensures accuracy and perfect points when making this throw. April Rosenthal gives a new spin to a traditional block using her latest line of modern retro-look fabrics. There’s no need to go around in circles constructing these blocks-easy foundation piecing assures accurate star points. This project is fat quarter friendly. A…