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Quiltmaker May - June 2019

In every issue you will get 9+ brand new quilt patterns for quilts of all sizes and skill levels. We also give you a bonus download with three quilts that follow the popular red-and-white quilt trend! AND, when you subscribe, you will get the digital version of the current issue so you can start enjoying all the great tips and tricks.

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English
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1 min.
quilts make it home

How do you make a house a home? With quilts of course! As you flip through this issue, you might notice we have several house quilts. I have always been a sucker for house quilts. I just love them! And the more detail the better. First up is Home Again by Bea Lee made with fabrics that hint of the 1930’s. Next, fast forward to the modern skyline Metropolis by Ramona Sorensen. Finally, we have the very detailed Rise and Shine by Jen Daly complete with red barn and French knot sheep. Whether you love piecing or appliqué, one of these quilts should inspire you. Also in our pages are a plethora of blocks that are under 6 inches and several Pinwheels. I think the motion in these designs is fun.…

1 min.
sew to speak

Caribbean Sunset When I saw Caribbean Sunset on the cover of Quiltmaker January/February ’18, I knew I wanted it make it. I had purchased a quilt kit from an estate sale one summer and it had been sitting in my stash for a while. The pastel fabrics were perfect for a Caribbean Sunset color scheme. I was also surprised at how quickly this quilt went together. Julie Kordick • Norwalk, Iowa Oh So Blue My friends granddaughter Zoe, requested I make her Oh So Blue from Quiltmaker January/February ’14. She loves blue so this pattern was a perfect fit. My friend had it professionally quilted and it finishes at 66½”x 81”. Zoe just loves it! Heather Thompson • Adelaide, South Australia Falling Leaves I made Falling Leaves from Quiltmaker September/October ’04. The fabric I used for the…

2 min.
find your inspiration

EQ8 Quilt Design Software Electric Quilt is the industry's go-to computer software for quilt designing. From professionals to the everyday quilter EQ8 has all the right tools and features for every designer. EQ8 is redesigned with a friendly new look that includes large interface elements for faster, more intuitive learning. EQ8 comes with more than 40 new and updated features, including thousands of new block designs and fabrics.electricquilt.com Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design Turn your interest in foundation paper-piecing into a full-blown love affair. Learn about every stage of the process—from piecing technique to pattern design—in this comprehensive guide. Start with the basics of sewing on paper, then explore the author’s open-ended design exercises to create your own patterns or follow along with the author’s take to sew her graphic interpretations of…

1 min.
the silk road

From either end of the Silk Road, from the exotic lands of Cathay to the splendours of Byzantium, the rich patterns of Asia have inspired textile designers over the ages. Composed in mosaic like blocks of color these canvases are a joy to stitch and would look equally good in traditional or contemporary interiors. The kits themselves come complete with everything you need: the 100% cotton canvas printed in full color, all the 100% pure new wool required, a needle, a color chart and an easy to follow guide to get you underway. Only one simple stitch is used throughout. Needlepoint is a pleasant way to unwind and it’s a pastime that can give a lifetime of pleasure. If you haven’t tried it before one of these kits would be a…

2 min.
rise and shine

Easy Finished Size: 6” x 8” Finished Blocks: 4” x 6” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Light Blue Solid 6” x 8” scrap for appliqué Yellow Solid scrap for appliqué Assorted Green Prints scraps for appliqué Assorted Red, Brown, Tan, and Gray Prints scraps for appliqué Blue Print ⅛ yard for border and binding Backing 10” x 12” Batting 10” x 12” Embroidery Floss yellow, white, blue, green, gray, red, and tan cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips will be pieced and cut to exact length needed. You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Light Blue Solid 1 rectangle 6” x 8” (A) Yellow Solid 1 pattern B Assorted Green Prints 1 pattern C 1 pattern D 1 pattern E Assorted Red, Brown, Tan, and Gray Prints Barn pattern Blue Print 4 strips 1 ½” x 6 ½” for border (F) 1 strip 2 ½” x 38” for…

4 min.
home again

Intermediate Finished Size: 27” x 34 ½” Finished Blocks: 2 ⅝” x 3 ¾” 3 ½” x 4” 3 ¾” x 4” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Light Blue Tone-on-Tone, Blue Print, and White Print ½ yard each for blocks Green Print and Yellow Print ½ yard each for blocks Pink Tone-on-Tone, Tan Tone-on-Tone, and Red/Blue Floral ¼ yard each for blocks Light Blue Print, Light Pink Print, Green Floral, Yellow Floral, and Light Yellow Print ⅛ yard each for blocks and border 2 Purple Print ¾ yard for borders 1 and 3 and binding Backing 1 yard Batting 31” x 39” (Although fabric amounts are adequate for foundation piecing, you may need more if you cut very generous patches.) cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips will be pieced and cut to exact length needed. You may want to make them longer…