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Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.

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1 min.
welcome!

As lockdown starts to ease, we are all venturing out a bit further, meeting up with family and friends we haven’t been able to see for months – in their back gardens of course! Nature and the great outdoors have become the main attraction again, and I am loving hearing the birds sing on my walks, seeing all the plants blossoming and generally appreciating the small things I never seemed to notice before – the flock of small brown birds near my house make the most lovely chirping sound when you walk past the hedgerow where they live. And with this in mind, the projects in this issue reflect this new appreciation for natural beauties. Our cover star, a classic Basket block with added appliqué, combines traditional design with flowers…

1 min.
sunny sewing days

THE PROJECT HAPPY BIRDS We love this colourful design by Jen Kingwell, featuring birds and plants. Jen says, “This was such a fun quilt to make. The centre appliqué block and style of border invites the maker to add their own special and unique alterations, with embellishments and personal touches encouraged! A mixture of hand appliqué and hand piecing in a medallion style quilt, I hope you enjoy making ‘Happy Birds’ as much as I and many others have.” THE FABRIC SWEET SIXTEEN New from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts fame, Sweet Sixteen is a pretty collection of floral designs and coordinating prints featuring bouquets, ferns, stars and pinwheels in her signature reds, creams and soft pinks. Combine with her other collection, Perfect Union, which features similar prints but in shades of blue and…

1 min.
block inspiration supplement

Block designs, whether they are small or large, simple or complicated, are literally the building blocks of quilts... pun intended! There are so many variations out there, ranging from beginner level to advanced, featuring techniques and skills that need some practice to master. But no matter which block you decide to make, if you love the design, you will enjoy the cutting and sewing of it, and hopefully produce a product you’ll be proud of. So, we gathered some of the top designers around, many regular contributors for Today’s Quilter, and asked them to create blocks that are sure to inspire. And they did not disappoint. From Lynne Edwards and Carolyn Forster to Judi Mendelssohn and Jo Avery to name a few, the pages of this supplement are filled with designs…

2 min.
show & tell

Beautiful bluebirds I bought my first issue of Todays Quilter magazine in September last year (issue 53) and completely fell in love with Janet Clare’s Swooping Swallows quilt. I had never made a quilt before, but after making a Jelly Roll and block quilt, I decided I was brave enough to give this a go. I just loved every stage in the process, and I think I’m definitely an expert at HSTs now. Denise, via email Wow, Denise! We are amazed that this is your second quilt. We love your colour palette of serene blues – it really brings out the quilts’ design. Colourful cabins I’m really pleased with how this quilt turned out – it’s Carolyn Forster’s Sublime Scraps cover project from issue 61. I started off with a Moda Honey Bun and used…

7 min.
fresh picks

CLASSIC COLLECTION PATTERN BOX Taking inspiration from their extensive collection, don’t miss The Quilters’ Guild’s beautiful collection of exclusive patterns celebrating our quilting heritage. Guest designers, Jo Avery, Sandie Lush, Carolyn Forster and Sarah Hibbert, have delved into the archive to find patterns that piqued their creative interest, creating their own interpretations of these classic designs in a range of patterns for cushions. “Each pattern introduces a different skill or technique as a way to develop and broaden your quilting knowledge, while offering a chance to challenge yourself – without biting off more than you can chew,” said Brand Manager, Catherine Candlin. Each cushion is 16in square and available to buy as downloadable PDF. www.quiltersguildshop.org.uk CITY BREAK ECO-FRIENDLY We love this organic fabric designed by Heather Moore aka Skinny laMinx for Cloud9 Fabrics. Heather was inspired by an…

5 min.
garden of roses

You will need Light floral print – 1¼yds Light print fabric – 2¼yds Solid red fabric – 2½yds Selection of red print fabrics for appliqué – 1½yds in total Backing – 76in square Batting – 76in square Binding fabric – ½yd ¼in Bias tape maker (optional) Freezer paper (optional) Appliqué pattern – see Templates section Cutting out 1 From the light floral print fabric, cut as follows: Eight (8) 8⅞in squares cut diagonally once to get sixteen (16) triangles. Twenty-four (24) 4½in x 12½in rectangles. Nine (9) 4½in squares. 2 From the light print fabric, cut as follows: Thirty-two (32) 2½in x 8½in rectangles. Sixteen (16) 2½in squares. Two-hundred-and-thirty-two (232) 3in squares cut diagonally once to get four-hundred-and-sixty-four (464) triangles. Eight (8) 4⅞in squares cut diagonally once to get sixteen (16) triangles. Four…