Tag: Scrap Quilts Spring 2014

Scrap Quilts Spring 2014

This issue of Scrap Quilts includes 16 exclusive scrap quilt designs, with complete, easy-to-follow instructions. From traditional to modern, this issue has a scrap quilt for every style! Plus, check out 6 new – exclusive Sew Easy lessons to learn new skills for cutting sixty-degree diamonds and pyramids, set-in seams, mitering borders, or quick-pieced flying…

Pinwheel Strippy

Pinwheel Strippy is a fat quarter friendly quilt by Liz Porter that features Pinwheel blocks arranged in vertical rows across the length of the quilt and sashing between rows. Says Liz, “I love scrappy quilts and strippy sets! I made the Pinwheel blocks from my stash, so there are dozens of different prints in this quilt.” For…

Prairie Flowers

This fat quarter friendly quilted throw features diagonal seam units and triangles in earthy colors that add country charm. Assembly is easier than it appears, using diagonal seams for the triangles. Size: 64″ × 76″ Blocks: 16 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Christina McCourt, visit our Designers page. Prairie Flowers Digital Pattern

Whirling Pinwheels

Whirling Pinwheels is a fat quarter friendly quilt that features brightly colored pinwheels against a white background. Each pinwheel is constructed using strip set and plain triangles. Designer Nancy Mahoney’s simple strip piecing method eliminates having to cut pesky little triangles. Size: 47-1⁄8″ × 51″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Nancy Mahoney, visit our…

Tornado

This fat quarter friendly quilt features classic Virginia Reel blocks in light and dark print fabrics, giving each block the appearance of a whirling motion. The classic Virginia Reel blocks appear to be floating on a light background. Round up your light and dark print fat quarters and give it a whirl! Size: 69½” ×…

Drop Shadows

Drop Shadows is a fat quarter friendly quilt that utilizes a dark sashing or “shadow” strip to give the illusion of floating blocks. Make a dent in your fabric stash when you make this three-dimensional quilt. Size: 77½” × 95″ Blocks: 50 (11″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Jerelyn H. Parmelee, visit our Designers…

Equilateral Zigzag

This scrappy quilt, Equilateral Zigzag, features strip set pyramids and pieced diamonds arranged to create a zigzag pattern. Check out this free video instructions on cutting 60° Diamonds and Pyramids.  Designer Tanya Finken says, “I love finding new ways to utilize scraps. And, of course, I love equilateral triangles.” Size: 85″ × 106¾” Rating: Intermediate To…

Midnight White Diamonds

This dark blue quilt features a white pinwheel unit in the center of each rich colored block. It sparkles like diamonds in a night sky. Size: 89″ × 106″Blocks: 32 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging To learn more about Nancy McNally, visit our Designers page.  

The Broken Wheel

The quilt features Broken Wheel blocks arranged in a straight setting and light and dark fabrics that create an interwoven chain link design around the blocks. A secondary design is created when Broken Wheel blocks are assembled in a straight setting. Finished Size: 64″ × 76″ Finished Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn…

Sarlat Market

The block in Sarlat Market was inspired by a group of French provincial fabrics and is a block that’s often used for signature quilts due to its rectangle components. Magnifique! Size: 63¾” x 76½” Blocks: 30 (12¾”) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Diane Tomlinson, visit our Designers page. Sarlat Market Digital Pattern

Tribute to Mom

Phyllis Zylstra was inspired to make this fat quarter friendly quilt by an antique quilt in a storefront window. Soft 1930s prints on a white background give it a fresh, clean look. For instructions on easy scallops, check out our free video tutorial. For instructions on mitering borders, click here. Size: 57½” × 77½” Blocks:…

Sideswiped

Designer Susan McDermott came up with this design by playing with Flying Geese Units on her design wall. She thought, “Real geese fly in diagonal lines … why not in quilts?” This fat quarter friendly quilt has rows of assorted flying geese. For help quick-piecing flying geese units, view our free tutorial video. This quilt…

42 Hashtags

This little quilt has an improv feeling. The designer’s challenge was to use just one package of charm squares to make her quilt.This throw-sized quilt features 42 multicolored hashtags (pound signs) on a white background. Size: Size: 43½” × 39″ Blocks: 42 (4½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Tanya Finken, visit our Designers page.…

Blaze of Stars

This traditional quilt features scrappy eight-pointed star blocks and sashing between blocks.This quilt can be sized to full or queen sized and is great practice for set-in seams; check out this free video tutorial. Size: 70″ × 84″ Blocks: 20 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging To learn more about Christina McCourt, visit our Designers page. Blaze…