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Quilt Size 67” x 79”

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Before you know it, summer will be coming to a close, so we’re busy

Marianne Fons and Liz Porter EDITOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR

planning our next quilting projects.

TECHNICAL EDITOR INTERACTIVE EDITOR

Like many quilters, we’ve been spending lots of time in our gardens the past few months, and now we’re

getting ready to head back inside to our sewing rooms to start stitching again. The colors of fall leaves are great choices for seasonal quilts. We’ve included several projects in this issue that feature rich rust, green,

TECHNICAL WRITER ART DIRECTOR

Jean Nolte Diane Tomlinson Marjon Schaefer Mandy Couture Kristine Peterson Tony Jacobson

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and gold prints that are just perfect for autumn days. In Alignment (page 12), Chiaroscuro (page 28), and Chocolate Bar (page 42) are quick and easy quilts you can stitch before the leaves start to fall. Timely Tote (page 46) is a quilted bag in fall colors. If you like table toppers, be sure to check out Boo to You (page 24) and

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In Alignment Cover project Cooler by the Lake Striking woven effect Boo to You Quick table runner idea Chiaroscuro Intricate mix of colors Modge Podge Cheery table runner Interlock Looks tricky, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not Chocolate Bar A favorite of quilters Timely Tote Trendy tote bag Semaphore Three simple blocks Mail Slots Bold colors, graphic design All Stars Great for a baseball fan Shadow Boxes Two color options Facade Straight line piecing Pennsylvania Puzzle Doll quilt or table topper Willow Traditional scrap quilt

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Techniques 17 Sew Easy: Mitered Borders 22 Sew Easy: Strip Sets 71 Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares

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Quilters CLUB OF AMERICA

And the Winner for Mystery Quilt 8 City Streets is … 1st Place goes to lcqultr46 with

Tie for 2nd Place goes to Sheila D

Tie for 2nd Place goes to Judy B.

Bumblebee Squadron

with Sheila’s MQ8 #4

with Alley Cats

I have a grandson graduating in 2013,

This MQ8 is a little bit different than

I had some dusty pink fabric and this

and wanted to make him a more

the original directions; I wanted it to

seemed a good project for it. When

masculine quilt so I chose yellow and

be larger (measures 80" × 92"), so I

my quilt was completed, I thought it

black for the two contrasting colors.

made a couple of additional blocks

needed something to give it a bit of

My eight-year-old granddaughter

from the pattern. Then, using the

focus. I had an appliqué pattern of a

inspired the name; she said it looked

original MQ8 layout, I added some

girl sitting in a chair surrounded by

like a bunch of bumblebees, hence

simple Stack-n-Whack blocks, using

cats and added that to the bottom

Bumblebee Squadron.

the border print. I still don’t know

corner. A close friend lost her husband

who will get this quilt, but I hope to

recently and I thought this quilt would

have a victim—I mean recipient—

be perfect for her, so when it was

picked out by the time I am done with

complete, I gave it to her.

Thank you to all our members who

the quilting!

participated in Mystery Quilt 8. Mystery Quilt 9 will take place in September, so please watch the Quilters Club of America newsletter

Member Tip

and Web site for updates. A special

When I am quilting or doing any sewing, I use two pincushions. One sits on my

thank you to Nana who designed

work area where I do my pinning, and one by my machine. This way I do not

City Streets and moderated the

have to move my pincushion around all the time. When the one at the pinning

group.

area is empty, I switch them around. —Mary

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Member Tips I keep a journal of all my quilt projects on my computer. I enter all the information such as quilt size and measurements, fabric and costs, date started and finished, and of course pictures after the quilt is totally finished. —Gailww I have three short tips I would like to pass on to new quilters: Always have a few Band-Aids in your sewing basket; they will come in handy. The seam ripper is your new friend; keep it close by. Always remember to have fun! —Patty

Did you know? When we asked, “How many quilts have you made?” we received the following responses: 1 Quilt (1%)

What Would Your Personality Quilt Look Like?

4–5 Quilts (3%)

QCA members were asked, “What would your personality quilt look like?” Here are some responses from our members.

6–7 Quilts (6%)

LizardBreath: My personality? Lots of deep rich jewel colors,

2–3 Quilts (11%)

8–10 Quilts (14%) Too many quilts to count (65%)

and a mariner’s compass medallion at the heart of it—reaching in every direction possible without limits. It looks prickly at first glance, but when stitched with soft and high-loft batting, it’s really soft, warm and comforting. Liz J.: My personality quilt would be a gratitude quilt—one block for each of the many blessings I’ve had in my six decades

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of life. Nature, family, grandchildren, love, gardening, my four-legged furry babies, artistic talent and, last but not least, my passion for quilting which connects my soul to God. Qwlt Lady: My quilt would have bright-colored batiks because I like to think of myself as bright and cheery. It would

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hopefully not noticeable. It would have a lot of straight lines warm and soft to the touch and, when wrapped around someone, give the feeling of being loved and secure.

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Finished Size: 66" × 79" Finished Blocks: 20 (11") blocks

QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Easy strip set segments wind their way through the rows, unifying the large print squares in each block. This is a fabulous pattern to highlight some of your favorite fabrics.

Cutting

Materials ¾ yard multicolor print for blocks 1½ yards orange stripe for blocks and border ¼ yard red print for blocks 3½ yards white solid for blocks and borders ½ yard light green print for blocks

⁄ yard dark green print for binding

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½ yard gold print for blocks 5 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Fall’s Tapestry collection by Fabri-Quilt, Inc.

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

rectangles and 20 (1½" × 8½") B rectangles. Remaining strips are for strip sets. From remainder of white solid, cut:

• 3 (8½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 10 (8½") A squares. • 8 (2½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2½" × 76") side middle borders and 2 (2½" × 63") top and bottom middle borders.

• 4 (4½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From strips, cut 2 (4½" × 71½") side outer borders and 2 (4½" × 66½") top and bottom outer borders. • 8 (2½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 63½") side inner borders, 2 (2½" × 54½") top and bottom inner borders, and 4 (2½" × 50½") horizontal sashing strips.

From red print, cut:

From light green print, cut:

• 2 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

From white solid, cut:

From dark green print, cut:

• 5 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 15 (2½" × 11½") D rectangles. • 22 (1½"-wide) strips. From 12 strips, cut 20 (1½" × 11½") C

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From multicolor print, cut:

• 3 (8½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 10 (8½") A squares. From orange stripe, cut:

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From gold print, cut:

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

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Block 1 Assembly

2½"

1. Join 1 red print strip, 2 gold print

C

strips, 1 light green print strip, and 3 white strips as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. From strip set, cut 10 (2½"-wide) #1 segments.

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A

2½" Strip Set #4 Diagram

3. Lay out 1 orange stripe A square,

Block 1 Diagrams

Strip Set #1 Diagram

2. Join 2 gold print strips, 1 light

green print strip, and 2 white strips as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. From strip set, cut 10 (2½"-wide) #2 segments.

1 white B rectangle, 1 white C rectangle, 1 #3 segment, and 1 #4 segment as shown in Block 2 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block 2. Make 10 Block 2.

Block 2 Assembly 1. Join 1 red print strip, 2 light green

print strips, 1 gold print strip, and 3 white strips as shown in Strip Set #3 Diagram. From strip set, cut 10 (2½"-wide) #3 segments.

C B

2½"

2½"

Block 2 Diagrams

Strip Set #2 Diagram

3. Lay out 1 multicolor print A

square, 1 white B rectangle, 1 white C rectangle, 1 #1 segment, and 1 #2 segment as shown in Block 1 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block 1. Make 10 Block 1.

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Strip Set #3 Diagram

2. Join 2 light green print strips, 1

gold print strip, and 2 white strips as shown in Strip Set #4 Diagram. From strip set, cut 10 (2½"-wide) #4 segments.

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Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks and white D

rectangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows and white sashing strips to complete quilt center. 2. Add white side inner borders to quilt center. Add white top and bottom inner borders to quilt.

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Quilt size 44½˝ x 44½˝

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

3. Referring to Sew Easy: Mitered

Borders on page 17, add orange stripe middle borders to quilt center, mitering corners. 4. Add white side outer borders to quilt center. Add white top and bottom outer borders to quilt.

3. Join 2¼"-wide dark green print

strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2½-yard)

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with flower designs in A squares and overall meandering (Quilting Diagram).

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Designer Tony Jacobson is the Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and his wife, Jeanne, share many of the same passions—historic architecture, gardening, auctions and, of course, quilting. They share their home in Winterset, Iowa, with two dogs, Harley and Howie, and one cat, Barnaby. Tony can also be found teaching online quilt classes at DailyCraftTV.com. K

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

Tried and True The large square lends itself perfectly to fussy cutting so we chose a beautiful peony print from the LeJardin collection by P&B Textiles. The gray sashing is from the Dottie’s Sweet Shop collection, also by P&B Textiles.

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Watch a video of this Sew Easy online at FonsandPorter.com/mborders

Mitered Borders The subtle seam of a mitered corner creates the illusion of a continuous line around the quilt. Mitered corners are ideal for striped fabric borders or multiple plain borders. Measuring Quilt Center Diagram, measure your quilt length through the middle of the quilt rather than along the edges. In the same manner, measure quilt width. Add to your measurements twice the planned width of the border plus 2". Trim borders to these measurements.

1. Referring to

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mark 1⁄4" seam allowances at each corner. 3. Fold quilt top in half and place a pin at the center of the quilt side. Fold border in half and mark center with pin. 4. With right sides facing and raw edges aligned, match center pins on the border and the quilt. Working from the center out, pin

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2. On wrong side of quilt top,

Mitering Diagram 1

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Measuring Quilt Center Diagram

the border to the quilt, right sides facing. The border will extend beyond the quilt edges. Do not trim the border. 5. Sew the border to the quilt. Start and stop stitching 1⁄4" from the corner of the quilt top, backstitching at each end. Press the seam allowance toward the border. Add the remaining borders in the same manner. 6. With right sides facing, fold the quilt diagonally as shown in Mitering Diagram 1, aligning raw edges of adjacent borders. Pin securely. 7. Align a ruler along diagonal fold, as shown in Mitering Diagram 2. Holding the ruler firmly, mark a line from the end of the border seam to the raw edge. 8. Start machine-stitching at beginning of marked line, backstitch, and then stitch on the line out to the raw edge. 9. Unfold quilt to be sure corner lies flat (Mitered Borders Diagram). Correct stitching if necessary. Trim the seam allowance to 1⁄4". 10. Miter the remaining corners. Press the corner seams open.

Mitering Diagram 2

Mitered Borders Diagram

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Finished Size: 72" × 88" Finished Blocks: 99 (8") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Colette Cogley. MACHINE QUILTED BY Sally Evanshank.

Cooler by the Lake A limited color range can produce a striking effect, as seen here in designer Colette Cogley’s quilt. Cool blues and greens are tied together with neutral dark brown strips, creating a woven appearance.

Block Assembly

Materials ½ yard each of 13 assorted batiks in blue and green 25⁄8 yards dark brown batik for blocks and binding 5½ yards backing fabric

1. Referring to Sew Easy: Strip Sets

on page 22, join 2 matching batik (2½"-wide) strips, 1 batik (3"-wide) strip, and 2 dark brown batik (1¼"-wide) strips as shown in Strip Set Diagram. Make 26 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 99 (8½"-wide) blocks.

Full-size quilt batting 8½"

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From each ½ yard piece, cut:

• 2 (3"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 4 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

Strip Set Diagram

From dark brown batik, cut:

• 52 (1¼"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 9 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

Quilt Assembly

2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to

complete quilt top.

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2¾-yard)

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover design (Quilting Diagram on page 20). 3. Join 2¼"-wide dark brown batik strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram on page 20.

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Quilting Diagram

Designer Colette Cogley is a quilter, educator, and the founder/owner of Quiltology: The Urban Quilt Space, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. K

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers. Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Tried and True The gold print designs in Holiday Pears, Blank Quilting’s Christmas collection, are perfect for this simple block design which showcases the pear print beautifully.

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Watch a video of this Sew Easy online at FonsandPorter.com/stripsets

Strip Sets A strip set is a group of strips that are sewn together lengthwise in a particular sequence. Completed strip sets are later cut into smaller segments to use as blocks or portions of blocks. Follow these instructions to make strip sets for In Alignment on page 12, Cooler by the Lake on page 18, and Willow on page 82. NOTE: Perfectly straight and accurately cut strips are essential for strip sets. If strips are cut across folded width of fabric, open strips to see that they are straight. If strips are not cut exactly perpendicular to fold, they will bow where they were folded, making a crooked strip.

seam allowances to one side (Photo B). Strip set should be straight, without any distortion along outside edges. 2. Add third strip to complete strip set. If making strip sets with more than three strips, join strips in pairs and then sew pairs together. Make required number of strip sets.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Measure the height of your strip set. For example, strip set for Cooler by the Lake should measure exactly 8½". If it is not 8½", adjust seams to get the correct measurement. —Marianne

1. To make a strip set, pair two strips

with right sides facing and raw edges aligned. Machine stitch with ¼" seam. Press seam to one side. Begin by pressing strips flat, just as you have sewn them, to set stitching (Photo A). Fold top fabric strip back, revealing right side of seam and strip set. Gently, with side of iron, press seam open on right side with

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Sew Smart Tip: ™

Pinning strip edges in a few places will help prevent bottom strip in pair from drawing up. Alternating sewing direction from strip to strip will help keep strip sets straight. —Liz

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with long edge and seam lines of strip set, trim uneven end of strip set. 4. Keeping horizontal lines on ruler aligned with strip set, cut required number of strip set segments (Photo C).

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Finished Size: 16" × 40" QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Boo to You Quick triangle-squares make light work of this quilt—our Sew Easy, on page 71, walks you through the process. You can start and finish this table runner in a weekend!

Materials 1 fat quarter* black print #1 for outer border 1 fat quarter* black print #2 for inner border 1 fat quarter* black stripe for binding

⁄ yard white print

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7 (10") squares assorted prints in multicolor, dark purple, light purple, dark orange, light orange, dark green, and light green Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker (optional)

⁄ yards backing fabric

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Craft-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown

From multicolor print square, cut:

are from the Boo Crew collection by

• 4 (47⁄8") squares.

Sweetwater for Moda.

From each remaining 10" square, cut:

Cutting

• 2 (47⁄8") squares.

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. From black print #1, cut:

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (3½" × 16½") outer borders.

Quilt Assembly 1. Referring to Sew Easy: Quick

Triangle-Squares on page 71, make 32 triangle-squares using white and assorted print 47⁄8" squares (Triangle-Square Diagrams).

From black print #2, cut:

• 2 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (1½" × 16½") inner borders. From black stripe, cut:

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From white print, cut:

Triangle-Square Diagrams

• 2 (47⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (47⁄8") squares.

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2. Lay out triangle-squares as shown

in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add black print #2 inner borders to quilt center. Add black print #1 outer borders to quilt.

Finishing Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with chevrons in the center and perpendicular lines in the outer border (Quilting Diagram). 2. Join 2¼"-wide black stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Quilting Diagram

Designer Tony Jacobson is the Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and his wife, Jeanne, share many of the same T p passions—historic architecture, gardening, auctions and, of course, quilting. They share their home iin Winterset, Iowa, with two dogs, Harley and Howie, and one cat, Barnaby. Tony can also be found tteaching online quilt classes at DailyCraftTV.com. K KIT AVAILABLE For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Finished Size: 61" × 61" Finished Blocks: 85 (4¼") blocks

QUILT BY Nancy

Mahoney.

Chiaroscuro Bold contrasts between light and dark browns create a delightful interplay between color and pattern. And no templates required!

Cutting

Materials ⁄ yard brown print #1

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1¼ yards brown print #2

⁄ yard brown print #3

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13⁄8 yards brown print #4

⁄ yard brown print #5 11⁄8 yards beige print 58

1 yard cream print 4 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Modern Shadows collection by P&B Textiles.

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Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. From brown print #1, cut:

• 3 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 32 (3") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 64 half-square A triangles. • 4 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2" × 26") H rectangles and 2 (2" × 24½") G rectangles. From brown print #2, cut:

• 3 (5 ⁄ "-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (51⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 32 halfsquare B triangles. • 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. 18

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• 4 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2" × 26") H rectangles and 2 (2" × 24½") G rectangles. From brown print #3, cut:

• 2 (5½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 11 (5½") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 44 quarter-square C triangles (2 are extra). • 2 (37⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 11 (37⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 22 half-square D triangles. From brown print #4, cut:

• 1 (7¼"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (7¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 8 quarter-square F triangles. • 4 (4¾"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 28 (4¾") E squares.

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• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (4½" × 30¾") J rectangles and 2 (4½" × 26¾") I rectangles.

2. Join 1 triangle-square and 2 cream

print A triangles as shown in Triangle Unit Diagrams. Make 64 Triangle Units.

From brown print #5, cut:

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (4½" × 30¾") J rectangles and 2 (4½" × 26¾") I rectangles.

A A

From beige print, cut:

• 2 (5½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 11 (5½") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 44 quarter-square C triangles (2 are extra). • 2 (37⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 11 (37⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 22 half-square D triangles. • 3 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 32 (3") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 64 half-square A triangles. • 6 (1¼"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1¼" × 53") top and bottom middle borders and 2 (1¼" × 51½") side middle borders. From cream print, cut:

• 3 (51⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (51⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 32 half-square B triangles. • 5 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 64 (3") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 128 half-square A triangles.

3. Lay out 1 Triangle Unit and 1

cream print B triangle as shown in Block 1 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block 1. Make 32 cream Block 1.

1 brown print #3 D triangle as shown in Setting Triangle Diagrams. Make 14 Setting Triangles.

D MAKE 14

MAKE 6

Setting Triangle Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make 6

Setting Triangles, reversing colors.

Pieced Border Assembly B

MAKE 32

1. Referring to Quilt Top Assembly

MAKE 32

Block 1 Diagrams

4. In the same manner, make 32

brown Block 1 using 1 Triangle Unit and 1 brown print #2 B triangle in each.

Block 2 Assembly 1. Lay out 2 beige print C triangles

and 2 brown print #3 C triangles as shown in Block 2 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block 2. Make 21 Block 2. C

Diagram on page 31, join 1 brown print #1 G rectangle and 1 brown print #2 G rectangle to make 1 side inner border. Make 2 side inner borders. 2. In the same manner, make pieced top inner border using 1 brown print #1 H rectangle and 1 brown print #2 H rectangle. Repeat for bottom inner border. 3. Join 1 brown print #4 I rectangle and 1 brown print #5 I rectangle to make 1 side outer border. Make 2 side outer borders. 4. In the same manner, make pieced top outer border using 1 brown print #4 J rectangle and 1 brown print #5 J rectangle. Repeat for bottom outer border.

C

1. Join 1 beige print A triangle and

1 brown print #1 A triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 64 triangle-squares. A A Triangle-Square Diagrams

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D

Triangle Unit Diagrams

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Quilt Assembly Block 2 Diagrams

1. Lay out blocks, setting triangles,

brown print #4 E squares and F triangles, beige print D triangles, and brown print #3 D triangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into diagonal rows; join rows to complete quilt center. FonsandPorter.com


J

J

H C

H

F

E

I

G

G I

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

2. Add side inner borders to quilt

center. Add top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Repeat for beige print middle borders and pieced outer borders.

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2-yard)

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt

shown was quilted with spirals in outer border, circles in inner border, and continuous curved line designs in E squares, Block 2, and Setting Triangles (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2Âź"-wide brown print #2 strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. Quilting Diagram

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Designer Author, teacher, fabric designer, and award-winning quiltmaker Nancy Mahoney has been making A quilts for more than twenty years. She enjoys combining traditional blocks and updated techniques q tto create dazzling quilts. Nancy has authored twelve books, all published by Martingale. Her latest book is Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing. K b KIT AVAILABLE For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Finished Size: 24" × 48" Finished Blocks: 8 (12") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED BY Sarah Price. MADE BY Connie Guhlstorf.

Modge Podge Whether hung in the hallway or centered on your large table, this small quilt is sure to make a statement. For optimum effect, precise seam-matching is a must.

Cutting

Materials 1 yard white print 4 fat quarters* assorted green prints 4 fat quarters* assorted orange prints

⁄ yard green stripe for binding 15⁄8 yards backing fabric 38

Crib-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Textured Basics collection by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics.

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 1 (1½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 1 (1½" × 10½") F rectangle and 1 (1½" × 8½") G rectangle.

From white print, cut:

From each orange print fat

• 4 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (2½" × 8½") B rectangles, 8 (2½" × 4½") C rectangles, and 8 (2½") D squares. • 13 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 32 (1½" × 12½") E rectangles, 8 (1½" × 4½") H rectangles, and 8 (1½" × 2½") I rectangles.

quarter, cut:

From each green print fat

From green stripe, cut:

quarter, cut:

• 4 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 1 (2½" × 10½") A rectangle, 1 (2½" × 8½") B rectangle, and 1 (2½" × 4½") C rectangle.

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• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 1 (2½" × 10½") A rectangle, 1 (2½" × 8½") B rectangle, and 1 (2½" × 4½") C rectangle. • 1 (1½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut (1½" × 10½") F rectangle and 1 (1½" × 8½") G rectangle.

Block Assembly 1. Choose 1 matching set of green

print A, B, and C rectangles and 1 matching set of orange print F and G rectangles.

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2. Lay out green and orange print

sets, 4 white print E rectangles, and 1 each of white print B, C, D, H, and I rectangles as shown in Block Assembly Diagram. C

B E G

H E

C

B E F

I E

D

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Quilting Diagram

3. Join rectangles into rows; join

rows to complete 1 green/orange block (Block Diagrams). Make 4 green/orange blocks.

Designer Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Sarah is an integral part of It’s Sew Emma both as a technical editor

Table Runner Assembly

and as a creative force. K

1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

Green/Orange Block

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

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MAKE 4

Finishing 1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

Orange/Green Block MAKE 4

Block Diagrams

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with straight p ( g Diagram). g ) parallel lines (Quilting 2. Join 2¼"-wide green stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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4. In the same manner, make 4

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Finished Size: 60" × 67½" Finished Blocks: 60 (7½") blocks

QUILT BY Wendy

Sheppard.

Interlock Strategic placement of white fabric within a modern color scheme ensures the blocks pop. This complex-looking design actually is easy to make.

Materials 2¼ yards white solid

⁄ yard red print #1 5⁄8 yard red print #2 58

½ yard red print #3

⁄ yard black print #1

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½ yard black print #2 1 yard black print #3 4 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

in half diagonally to make 60 halfsquare A triangles. • 14 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 60 (3" × 5½") C rectangles and 60 (3") B squares. From red print #1, cut:

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 6 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 12 half-square A triangles. • 5 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 12 (3" × 5½") C rectangles. From red print #2, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 6 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 12 half-square A triangles. • 5 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 12 (3" × 5½") C rectangles.

From white solid, cut:

From red print #3, cut:

• 3 (8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (8") E squares. • 3 (33⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 8 half-square A triangles.

from the Mango Tango collection by Red Rooster Studio.

Cutting

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• 3 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 8 (3" × 5½") C rectangles. From black print #1, cut:

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 7 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 14 half-square A triangles. • 5 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 14 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 14 (3" × 5½") C rectangles. From black print #2, cut:

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 8 half-square A triangles (1 is extra). • 3 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 7 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 7 (3" × 5½") C rectangles. From black print #3, cut:

• 1 (33⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (33⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 8 half-square A triangles (1 is extra). • 3 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 7 (3" × 8") D rectangles and 7 (3" × 5½") C rectangles. • 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. FonsandPorter.com


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Block Assembly E

1. Join 1 white A triangle and 1 red

print #1 A triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 12 red #1 triangle-squares. A A Triangle-Square Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make

12 red #2 triangle-squares, 8 red #3 triangle-squares, 14 black #1 triangle-squares, 7 black #2 triangle-squares, and 7 black #3 triangle-squares. 3. Lay out 1 red #1 triangle-square, 1 matching C rectangle, 1 matching D rectangle, 1 white B square, and 1 white C rectangle as shown in Block Diagrams. Join to complete 1 red #1 block. Make 12 red #1 blocks. B

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

C

C

4. In the same manner, make 12

red #2 blocks, 8 red #3 blocks, 14 black #1 blocks, 7 black #2 blocks, and 7 black #3 blocks.

D

Quilt Assembly

and with a straight-line grid (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2Âź"-wide black strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

1. Lay out blocks and white E MAKE 12

MAKE 12

MAKE 8

MAKE 14

squares as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2-yard)

MAKE 7

MAKE 7

Block Diagrams

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in the ditch Quilting Diagram

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Designer Wendy Sheppard, originally from Southeast Asia, trained and worked as a chemical W engineer. Currently she resides in northern Virginia with her family. In her spare e ttime she loves to do hand appliquĂŠ, heirloom needlework, and smocking. Her popular quilt designs have been published internationally. K p KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Finished Size: 54" × 66" Finished Blocks: 20 (12") blocks

QUILT BY Tricia

Lynn Maloney.

chocolate bar Hooked on chocolate? Combine it with your fondness for fabric to make this simple-to-sew throw.

Materials ½ yard cream print ¾ yard dark brown print #1 1¼ yards dark brown print #2 for border and binding

⁄ yard each of 4 medium brown

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prints 3½ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Marblehead collection by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt, Inc.

Cutting

From medium brown print #1,

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

cut:

From cream print, cut:

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (4½" × 6½") B rectangles.

• 3 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (4½") A squares.

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (4½" × 6½") B rectangles. From medium brown print #2, cut:

From medium brown print #3,

From dark brown print #1, cut:

cut:

• 5 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (4½" × 8½") C rectangles.

• 5 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (3½" × 8½") D rectangles.

From dark brown print #2, cut:

From medium brown print #4,

• 6 (3½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (3½" × 60½") side borders and 2 (3½" × 54½") top and bottom borders. • 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

cut:

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• 5 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (3½" × 8½") D rectangles.

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Block Assembly 1. Lay out 1 cream print A square,

1 dark brown C rectangle, 1 medium brown print #1 B rectangle, 1 medium brown print #2 B rectangle, 1 medium brown print #3 D rectangle, and 1 medium brown print #4 D rectangle as shown in Block Assembly Diagram. C

A

B D

D

B Block Assembly Diagram

2. Join into sections; join sections to

complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 20 blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Finishing Block Diagram

1. Divide backing into 2 (1¾-yard)

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add dark brown print side borders to quilt center. Add dark brown print top and bottom borders to quilt.

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover design (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide dark brown print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. Quilting Diagram

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Designer Tricia is the author T o of Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Q Home for Antique, H Vintage, Collectible, V and Leftover Quilt a Blocks. Her work B has been featured in a variety of magazines as well as several books. Triciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, A Russian Journey in Quilts: The Story of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff, is new this year. K

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

Tried and True Staying with the food theme, we chose wonderful warm colors and pretty prints from the Posh Pumpkins collection, designed by Sandy Gervais for Moda.

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Finished Size: 11" × 11" × 3" TOTE DESIGNED BY Laura

Blanchard.

MADE BY Karen

Hardy.

Timely Tote Quilted bags are a must-have this season and designer Laura Blanchard’s tote project is right on time. Easy piecing and construction ensures you can make this in a weekend.

Materials 8 fat quarters* assorted prints in tan, brown, green, and gold

⁄ yard brown print for top border,

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⁄ yard tan print for lining

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Craft-size quilt batting (fusible optional) 4 (1"-diameter) buttons *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the project shown are from the Tokyo collection by Red Rooster Fabrics.

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Bag Assembly

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

1. Join 2 (1½"-wide) strips as shown

From each fat quarter, cut:

• 2 (1½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

in Strip Set Diagram. Make 8 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 56 (2½"-wide) segments.

From brown print, cut:

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (3½" × 14½") rectangles. • 1 (2¼"-wide) strip for binding. • 4 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 4 (2" × 29") strap rectangles.

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Strip Set Diagram

From tan print, cut:

• 1 (18" × 30") rectangle for bag lining. From batting, cut:

• 1 (18" × 30") rectangle. • 2 (2" × 29") strap rectangles.

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2. Lay out segments and brown print

rectangles as shown in Bag Assembly Diagram on page 48. Join into rows; join rows to make right side of bag.

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Designer LLaura Blanchard is a quilter, teacher a and designer ffrom Virginia. She b began quilting

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o over 20 years ago,

Corner Diagram

tteaches classes o of all levels, and

6. Turn bag right side out. 7. Add binding to top edge of bag.

particularly enjoys seeing her students’ satisfaction in their

Bag Assembly Diagram

3. Layer pieced bag rectangle, batting

rectangle, and tan print lining rectangle. Machine quilt with parallel straight lines in brown print rectangles and meandering in remaining areas of bag (Quilting Diagram) or as desired. Zigzag or serge edges.

Quilting Diagram

4. Fold the quilted bag rectangle in

half with right sides facing and short edges matching. Stitch sides using ¼" seam allowance. 5. Fold bag into a point on one bottom corner, aligning side seam and fold at bottom. Stitch 1½" from point as shown in Corner Diagram. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Repeat for remaining corner.

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accomplishments. Laura’s quilts

1. Trim ends of brown print and

have appeared in magazines and

batting strap rectangles as shown in Strap Diagram.

in Jennifer Chiaverieni’s book, Return to Elm Creek. Laura and her husband, Ray, have two grown children. K

Strap Diagram

2. Layer 2 brown print strap rectangles,

right sides facing, and 1 batting strap rectangle. Stitch around strap, leaving 3" opening in one side for turning. Trim seam allowances at ends. Turn right side out; press. 3. Whipstitch opening closed. Topstitch close to edges all around each strap. Stitch 2 parallel lines centered on strap to complete strap. Make 2 straps. 4. Pin straps to bag 3½" from each side edge and 1¼" above band seam as shown in Strap Placement Diagram. Check to be sure straps are not twisted. Join straps to bag with buttons, stitching through all layers. 3½"

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1¼"

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NEW! Warm Winter Blessings BOM Warm Winter Blessings Block of the Month designed by Primitive Gatherings will start to ship in July. This is an eight month program, featuring the new Snowman Gathering fabric collection for the quilt top and binding and includes wool for the snowmen. Quilt size is 54" Ă&#x2014; 63". Participation is limited so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay!

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Finished Size: 71" × 87" Finished Blocks: 80 (8") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Marie Bostwick. MACHINE QUILTED BY Jacqueline Kunkle.

Semaphore Designer Marie Bostwick signals a clear message with her quilt: “Time to rest and relax!” Three easy blocks make up this easier-than-it-looks pattern.

From white print, cut:

Materials 4½ yards white print 6 fat quarters*assorted blue prints 6 fat quarters* assorted yellow prints ¾ yard blue print for binding 5½ yards backing fabric Full-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Andover Fabrics.

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• 5 (47⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 40 (47⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 80 halfsquare A triangles. • 8 (4"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (4" × 80½") side borders and 2 (4" × 71½") top and bottom borders. • 38 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 80 (2½" × 8½") D rectangles, 80 (2½" × 4½") C rectangles, and 80 (2½" × 3½") E rectangles. From each blue print fat quarter, cut:

• 1 (47⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (47⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 8 half-square A triangles. • 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (4½") B squares.

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• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (2½" × 3½") E rectangles. • 2 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (1½" ×4½") F rectangles. From each yellow print fat quarter, cut:

• 1 (47⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 3 (47⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 6 half-square A triangles. • 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (4½") B squares. • 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (2½" × 3½") E rectangles. • 2 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (1½" ×4½") F rectangles. NOTE: You will have a few extra A triangles, B squares, E rectangles, and F rectangles. From blue print, cut:

• 9 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

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Pinwheel Block Assembly

2. In the same manner, make 20

1. Join 1 print A triangle and 1

white print A triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 80 triangle-squares. A

blue Framed Square blocks using blue print B squares, white print C rectangles, and white print D rectangles.

Rectangles Block Assembly

A

1. Lay out 1 blue print E rectangle,

1 white print E rectangle, and 1 yellow print F rectangle as shown in Block Unit Diagrams. Join to complete 1 blue Block Unit. Make 10 sets of 4 matching blue Block Units.

Triangle-Square Diagrams

2. Lay out 4 triangle-squares as

shown in Pinwheel Block Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Pinwheel block. Make 20 Pinwheel blocks.

E

E

F MAKE 40

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Block Unit Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make 10 sets

Pinwheel Block Diagrams

Framed Square Block Assembly 1. Lay out 1 yellow print B square,

2 white print C rectangles, and 2 white print D rectangles as shown in Framed Square Block Diagrams. Join to complete 1 yellow Framed Square block. Make 20 yellow Framed Square blocks.

of 4 matching yellow Block Units using yellow print E rectangles, white print E rectangles, and blue print F rectangles. 3. Lay out 4 matching blue Block Units as shown in Rectangles Block Diagrams. Join units to complete 1 blue Rectangles block. Make 10 blue Rectangles blocks. 4. In the same manner, make 10 yellow Rectangles blocks.

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram on page 53. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add white print side borders to quilt center. Add white print top and bottom borders to quilt.

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2¾-yard)

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with a floral design in the center and a continuous-line design in border (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide blue print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

D C

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Designer Marie Bostwick is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt series. Her new book, Between Heaven and Texas, was released on May 1, 2013. K For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

Tried and True We gave Semaphore a more rustic look with fabrics in reds, golds, and brown from the Savannah collection by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics.

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Treasures

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Finished Size: 78" × 90" QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Mail Slots Mail slots in fresh fabrics make a graphic statement on the white background. A clever corner trick transforms the slots from rectangular to oval.

Materials 3 yards white solid 1½ yards turquoise solid 1¾ yards light green solid

⁄ yard medium green solid

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¼ yard dark green solid ½ yard each of 4 prints in turquoise/green 71⁄8 yards backing fabric Full-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Simple Marks collection by Moda.

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From white solid, cut:

• 3 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 18 (4½" × 6½") D rectangles. • 24 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 18 (3½" × 30½") E rectangles, 18 (3½" × 10½") C rectangles, and 36 (3½" × 4½") B rectangles. • 2 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 36 (1½") F squares. From turquoise solid, cut:

• 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 8 (4½") A squares. • 12 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 10 (3½" × 38½") H rectangles and 10 (3½" × 4½") B rectangles. • 1 (1½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 20 (1½") F squares.

• 9 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (3½" × 38½") H rectangles and 8 (3½" × 4½") B rectangles. • 9 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. • 1 (1½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 16 (1½") F squares. From medium green solid, cut:

• 2 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (4½") A squares. From dark green solid, cut:

• 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 8 (4½") A squares. From 1 turquoise/green ½-yard piece, cut:

• 3 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (4½" × 32½") G rectangles. From each remaining turquoise/ green ½-yard piece, cut:

• 2 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (4½" × 32½") G rectangles.

From light green solid, cut:

• 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 8 (4½") A squares.

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Unit 1 Assembly

Unit 2 Assembly

1. Lay out 1 medium green A square,

1. Lay out 3 medium green

2 white B rectangles, and 2 white C rectangles as shown in Unit 1 Assembly Diagram. Join to complete 1 medium green Unit 1 (Unit 1 Diagrams). Make 3 medium green Unit 1. 2. In the same manner, make 2 turquoise, 2 light green, and 2 dark green Unit 1 using 1 A square, 2 white B rectangles and 2 white C rectangles in each.

A squares, 2 white D rectangles, 2 white B rectangles, and 2 white E rectangles as shown in Unit 2 Assembly Diagram. Join to complete 1 medium green Unit 2 (Unit 2

C B

Diagrams). Make 3 medium green Unit 2. 2. In the same manner, make 2 turquoise, 2 light green, and 2 dark green Unit 2 using 3 A squares, 2 white D rectangles, and 2 white E rectangles in each.

E B

A

D

Unit 2 Assembly Diagram

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Unit 3 Assembly

5. Lay out 1 Center Unit, 2 match-

1. Referring to Center Unit Diagrams,

place 1 turquoise F square atop 1 turquoise/green print #1 G rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for remaining corners to complete 1 Center Unit. Make 3 matching Center Units. F

ing Side Units, and 2 matching B rectangles as shown in Unit 3 Assembly Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Unit 3 (Unit 3 Diagrams). Make 9 Unit 3 in colors as shown.

Side Unit Diagrams

4. In the same manner, make 8

green Side Units using 1 light green H rectangle and 2 white F squares in each.

B G

Unit 3 Assembly Diagram

Center Unit Diagrams

MAKE 3

2. In the same manner, make 2 Center

Units using 1 turquoise/green print #2 rectangle and 4 turquoise F squares in each. Make 2 Center Units using 1 turquoise/green print #3 rectangle and 4 light green F squares in each. Make 2 Center Units using 1 turquoise/ green print #4 rectangle and 4 light green F squares in each. 3. Referring to Side Unit Diagrams, place 1 white F square atop 1 turquoise H rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for adjacent corner to complete 1 Side Unit. Make 10 turquoise Side Units.

MAKE 2

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out units as shown in

Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

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lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 wide panel to each side of 1 narrow panel; press seam allowances toward wider panels. 60

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Designer Tony Jacobson is the Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and his wife, Jeanne, share many of the same passionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;historic architecture, gardening, auctions and, of course, quilting. They share their home in Winterset, Iowa, with two dogs, Harley and Howie, and one cat, Barnaby. Tony can also be found teaching online quilt classes at DailyCraftTV.com. K KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Finished Size: 65" × 85" QUILT BY Jackie

Robinson.

Batter up! Designer Jackie Robinson came across the baseball print fabric just as her son finished his quest to visit every major US ball park!

Materials 1 (24" × 43") baseball card panel (or enough fabric to cut 6 [10½"] squares) ¾ yard tan print 1 yard blue print 23⁄8 yards tan plaid 1¾ yards red print 10½" square template plastic 5¼ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Who’s on First collection by Bristol Bay Studios for Benartex.

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. From baseball card panel, cut:

• 6 (10½") A squares, centering design in each. Place template square atop fabric; draw around template. Cut on drawn line. From tan print, cut:

• 2 (11¼"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 6 (11¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 24 quarter-square B triangles. From blue print, cut:

• 3 (11¼"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 9 (11¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions

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to make 36 quarter-square B triangles (2 are extra). From tan plaid, cut:

• 1 (11¼"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 3 (11¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 12 quarter-square B triangles (2 are extra). • 4 (10½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (10½") A squares. • 7 (3½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (3½" × 70½") side inner borders and 2 (3½" × 56½") top and bottom inner borders. From red print, cut:

• 8 (5"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (5" × 76½") side outer borders and 2 (5" × 65½") top and bottom outer borders. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

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Hourglass Unit Assembly 1. Lay out 1 tan print B triangle,

1 tan plaid B triangle, and 2 blue print B triangles as shown in Hourglass Unit Diagrams. Join triangles to complete 1 Hourglass Unit. Make 10 Hourglass Units.

A

A

Sew Smart Tip: ™

If using directional prints, refer to photo on page 65 for placement of triangles when making Hourglass Units. —Marianne

B

MAKE 10

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Hourglass Unit Diagrams

Finishing

2. In the same manner, make

3. Join 2¼"-wide red print strips

1. Divide backing into 2 (2 ⁄ -yard)

7 Hourglass Units using 2 blue print B triangles and 2 tan print B triangles in each.

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Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out A squares and Hourglass

Units as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add tan plaid side inner borders to quilt center. Add tan plaid top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Repeat for red print outer borders.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel. Press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in the ditch, around printed designs in baseball cards and outer border, and with overall meandering in tan background areas (Quilting Diagram).

into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Quilting Diagram

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Designer JJackie Robinson is best known for her detailed, yet easy to make, pieced quilt designs. An international teacher and lecturer, Jackie has authored q ttwelve quilting books and over 200 patterns. Her quilts have been exhibited in numerous shows, and have appeared in many magazines. e JJackie and her husband live in scenic northwestern Montana. K KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

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Make a quilt for Quilts for Kids. This pattern meets the guidelines established by the Quilts for Kids organization. To learn more about QFK, go to FonsandPorter.com/QFK.

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Finished Size: 41" × 48" Finished Blocks: 30 (5") blocks

QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Shadow Boxes Punch up the color in this quick-and-easy quilt—the white sashing corrals it beautifully. Designer Tony Jacobson used the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker to make quick work of the triangle-square centers.

Materials 15 (37⁄8") squares assorted prints in turquoise, green, yellow, and orange 1 fat quarter* blue solid for blocks ½ yard light purple solid for blocks ½ yard dark purple solid for blocks 1 yard white solid for sashing and inner border ½ yard blue stripe for border Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker (optional) ½ yard blue print for binding 2¾ yards backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

From white solid, cut:

from the Ticklish collection by Me &

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 13 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 37½") top and bottom inner borders, 5 (2½" × 33½") sashing rectangles, and 24 (2½" × 5½") C rectangles. Piece remaining strips to make 2 (2½" × 40½") side inner borders.

From blue solid fat quarter, cut:

From blue stripe, cut:

• 4 (37⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 15 (37⁄8") squares.

• 5 (2½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2½" × 52") side outer borders and 2 (2½" × 45") top and bottom outer borders.

My Sister Designs and Bella Solids by Moda.

Cutting

From light purple solid, cut:

• 8 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (1½" × 5½") B rectangles and 30 (1½" × 3½") A rectangles.

From blue print, cut:

• 5 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From dark purple solid, cut:

• 8 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (1½" × 5½") B rectangles and 30 (1½" × 3½") A rectangles.

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Block Assembly 1. Referring to Sew Easy: Quick

Triangle-Squares on page 71, make 30 triangle-squares using print and blue squares (Triangle-Square Diagram).

C

Triangle-Square Diagram

2. Lay out 1 triangle-square, 2 dark

purple print A rectangles and 2 dark purple print B rectangles as shown in Block Diagrams. Join to complete 1 dark purple block. Make 15 dark purple blocks. B A

MAKE 15

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Block Diagrams

3. In the same manner, make 15

light purple blocks using 1 trianglesquare, 2 light purple print A rectangles, and 2 light purple print B rectangles in each.

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks and white C

rectangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows and white sashing rectangles to complete quilt center. 2. Add white side inner borders to quilt center. Add white top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Referring to Sew Easy: Mitered Borders on page 17, add blue stripe outer borders to quilt center, mitering corners. 68

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Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (13⁄8-yard)

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to wider panel. Seam will run horizontally. Remaining panel is extra. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with concentric rectangles and squares in sashing, concentric triangles in squares, and straight lines in outer border (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide blue print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. Fall 2013

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Tried and True

Super bright colors, punctuated by bubblegum pink, are all the rage and any girl, from toddler to teenager, will think this quilt is awesome! Fabrics in this quilt are from the Ticklish Collection by Me & My Sister Designs and Bella Solids by Moda.

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Designer Tony Jacobson is the Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and his wife, Jeanne, share many of the same passionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;historic architecture, gardening, auctions and, of course, quilting. They share their home in Winterset, Iowa, with two dogs, Harley and Howie, and one cat, Barnaby. Tony can also be found teaching online quilt classes at DailyCraftTV.com. K

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Watch a video of this Sew Easy online at FonsandPorter.com/quicktrisquares

Quick Triangle-Squares The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker offers a neat way to mark accurate sewing lines for this method. Use this quick method to make triangle-squares for Shadow Boxes on page 66 and Boo to You on page 24.

1. From 1 light and 1 dark fabric, cut 1 square 7⁄8"

larger than the desired finished size of trianglesquare. For example, to make a triangle-square that will finish 3", cut 37⁄8" square and for trianglesquares that finish 4", cut 47⁄8" squares. 2. Place Quarter Inch Seam Marker diagonally across wrong side of light square, with yellow center line positioned exactly at corners. Mark stitching guidelines along both sides of Quarter Inch Seam Marker (Photo A).

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NOTE: If you are not using the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner across square. Then draw sewing lines on each side of the first line, ¼" away. 3. Place light square atop dark square, right sides

facing; stitch along marked sewing lines. 4. Cut between rows of stitching to make two triangle-squares (Photo B). Press seam allowances toward darker fabric.

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Finished Size: 60" × 72" QUILT BY LOQ

Staff.

Facade Inspiration can come from anywhere—we found ours in a photo of a home’s facade. Any color scheme with a coordinating neutral will make this quilt shine.

Cutting

Materials 13⁄8 yards cream print #1

⁄ yard cream print #2 5⁄8 yard cream print #3 78

¾ yard brown print #1 ¾ yard brown print #2

⁄ brown print #3 7⁄8 yard green print 5 8 yard

½ yard blue print

⁄ yard multicolor stripe

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3¾ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Equinox Woodland collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Studio.

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From cream print #1, cut:

• 10 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 19 (4½" × 15½") A rectangles. From cream print #2, cut:

• 10 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (2½" × 30½") B rectangles, 2 (2½" × 18½") H rectangles, 4 (2½" × 15½") K rectangles, 2 (2½" × 13½") L rectangles, 4 (2½" × 8½") Q rectangles, 5 (2½" × 7½") R rectangles, 9 (2½" × 6½") S rectangles, and 3 (2½" × 5½") T rectangles. From cream print #3, cut:

• 7 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 17½") I rectangles, 9 (2½" × 15½") K rectangles,

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2 (2½" × 9½") P rectangles, 2 (2½" × 6½") S rectangles, 2 (2½" × 5½") T rectangles, and 12 (2½") V squares. From brown print #1, cut:

• 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 15 (2½") V squares. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From brown print #2, cut:

• 9 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (2½" × 25½") C rectangles, 4 (2½" × 24½") D rectangles, 2 (2½" × 20½") F rectangles, 4 (2½" × 6½") S rectangles, and 2 (2½" × 4½") U rectangles. From brown print #3, cut:

• 7 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (2½" × 21½") E rectangles, 4 (2½" × 19½") G rectangles, 2 (2½" × 17½") I rectangles, and 2 (2½" × 16½") J rectangles.

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From green print, cut:

• 10 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 21½") E rectangles, 4 (2½" × 18½") H rectangles, 4 (2½" × 15½") K rectangles, 4 (2½" × 12½") M rectangles, 2 (2½" × 9½") P rectangles, 3 (2½" × 7½") R rectangles, 3 (2½" × 5½") T rectangles, and 14 (2½" × 4½") U rectangles. From blue print, cut:

• 5 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 4 (2½" × 19½") G rectangles, 2 (2½" × 11½") N rectangles, 2 (2½" × 10½") O rectangles, 3 (2½" × 7½") R rectangles, 4 (2½" × 6½") S rectangles, and 3 (2½" × 4½") U rectangles.

rectangle, 1 cream print #3 V square, 1 brown #3 E rectangle, 1 green print T rectangle, 1 green print U rectangle, and 1 stripe V square as shown in Row 1 Diagrams. Join to complete Row 1. 2. Continue in this manner, making 1 row at a time. Referring to the Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 75 to determine number of rectangles and squares and their placement, make 3 Row 2; 2 each Rows 1, 3, 3 Reversed, 5, and 7; and 1 each Rows 1 Reversed, 4, 4 Reversed, 6, and 6 Reversed.

1. Lay out pieced rows as shown in

• 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (2½") V squares.

2. Join rows to complete quilt top.

Row Assembly

Finishing

1. Lay out 2 cream print #1

1. Divide backing into 2 (17⁄8-yard)

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram.

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally.

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Quilt Assembly

From multicolor stripe, cut:

A rectangles, 1 cream print #2 S rectangle, 1 cream print #2 T rectangle, 1 cream print #3 K

2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

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Finished Size: 15" × 15" Finished Blocks: 36 (2½") blocks

QUILT BY Ann

Hermes.

Pennsylvania Puzzle Designer Ann Hermes made 36 tiny Courthouse Steps blocks, using 1"-wide strips of vintage prints. Adorable in any small print, the blocks make a sweet little doll quilt or table centerpiece.

From 1 red print fat quarter, cut:

Materials 3 each assorted print fat quarters* in red, gold, pink, blue, and green 1 fat quarter* backing fabric 18" × 18" square quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

• 4 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From red print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 8 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 7 matching pairs of (1" × 3") C rectangles, 12 matching pairs of (1" × 2") B rectangles, and 2 matching pairs of (1") A squares. From gold print fat quarters, cut a total of:

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 8 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 matching pairs of (1" × 3") C rectangles, 16 matching pairs of (1" × 2") B rectangles, and 12 (1") A squares. From pink print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 8 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 5 matching pairs of (1" × 3")

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C rectangles, 17 matching pairs of (1" × 2") B rectangles, 8 matching pairs of (1") A squares, and 16 (1") A squares. From blue print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 8 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 6 matching pairs of (1" × 3") C rectangles, 15 matching pairs of (1" × 2") B rectangles, 7 matching pairs of (1") A squares, and 8 (1") A squares. From green print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 10 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 10 matching pairs of (1" × 3") C rectangles, 12 matching pairs of (1" × 2") B rectangles, and 19 matching pairs of (1") A squares.

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Block Assembly

Finishing

1. Lay out 1 A square, 1 matching

1. Layer backing, batting, and

pair of A squares, 2 matching pairs of B rectangles, and 1 matching pair of C rectangles as shown in Block Assembly Diagrams. Join in alphabetical order to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 36 blocks.

Block Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

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quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with a straight-line grid (Quilting Diagram). 2. Join 2Âź"-wide red print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

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Block Assembly Diagrams Quilting Diagram

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Designer Ann Hermes finds A iinspiration for her llittle quilts in the past, sometimes p ffrom an antique quilt, but just as q often from a worno out quilt fragment. When Ann is not in her “quilt laboratory”—the name given to her sewing room by her husband and twin sons—she is in her chemistry lab designing new molecules. K

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Tried and True We chose a soothing combination of blue and green fabrics from the Island Paradise collection by Michelle Scott for Northcott. Any coordinated line or group of scraps will do justice to this cute little project.

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Finished Size: 63½" × 78½" Finished Blocks: 32 (9") blocks

QUILT BY Devon

Lavigne and Sharon Smith.

Willow Designers Devon Lavigne and Sharon Smith used more than 20 different colors in their traditional quilt. The Four Patch blocks easily accomodate these colors, while deep gold setting triangles provide a frame for the blocks.

Cutting

Materials 2 fat quarters* light gold prints for blocks

3

⁄8 yard dark teal print for blocks

1¼ yards teal print for border

1¼ yards gold print for setting triangles 1 fat quarter* brown print for blocks 3

⁄8 yard medium brown print for blocks

1¼ yards dark brown print for sashing 3

⁄8 yard tan print #1 for blocks

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to cut them longer to allow for piecing variations. From light gold print #1 fat

and binding 4 fat quarters* green prints for blocks

quarter, cut:

2 fat quarters* white prints for blocks

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets.

1 fat quarter* red print for blocks

From light gold print #2 fat

3

quarter, cut:

4¾ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

• 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½") A squares.

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

From gold print, cut:

⁄8 yard plum print for blocks

• 2 (14"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 4 (14") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 16 side setting triangles (2 are extra). • 1 (7¼"-wide) strip. From strip cut 2 (7¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 corner setting triangles.

3

⁄8 yard tan print #2 for blocks

2 fat quarters* medium teal prints for blocks and sashing squares

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Windham Fabrics.

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From brown print fat quarter,

Block 1 Assembly

cut:

1. Join 1 light gold print #1 strip

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From medium brown print, cut:

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From dark brown print, cut:

and 1 brown print strip as shown in Block 1 Strip Set Diagrams. Make 4 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 40 (2"-wide) segments.

• 20 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 80 (2" × 9½") C rectangles.

5. Referring to Block 1 Diagrams,

lay out 5 Four Patch Units and 4 matching green print A squares. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Block 1. Make 20 Block 1.

2"

A

From tan print #1, cut:

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From tan print #2, cut:

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. 2"

From medium teal print #1 fat quarter, cut:

• 8 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From medium teal print #2 fat quarter, cut:

• 8 (2"-wide) strips. From 5 strips, cut 49 (2") B squares. Remaining strips are for strip sets.

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Block 1 Diagrams

Block 2 Assembly 1. Join 1 medium teal print #1

From dark teal print, cut:

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From teal print cut:

• 8 (2½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2½" × 747⁄8") side borders and 2 (2½" × 64") top and bottom borders. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From each green print fat quarter, cut:

• 4 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (3½") A squares. From white print #1 fat quarter, cut:

• 8 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From white print #2 fat quarter, cut:

• 3 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From red print fat quarter, cut:

Block 1 Strip Set Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make 4 strip

sets, using 1 medium brown print strip and 1 tan print #1 strip in each. From strip sets, cut 80 (2"-wide) segments. 3. Make 4 strip sets, using 1 tan print #2 strip and 1 dark teal print strip in each. From strip sets, cut 80 (2"-wide) segments. 4. Join 2 matching segments as shown in Four Patch Unit Diagrams. Make 20 gold/brown Four Patch Units, 40 brown/tan Four Patch Units, and 40 tan/teal Four Patch Units.

From plum print, cut:

MAKE 20 MAKE 40 MAKE 40

• 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 28 (3½") A squares.

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2. In the same manner, make 3 strip

• 4 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (3½") A squares.

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strip and 1 white print #1 strip as shown in Block 2 Strip Set Diagrams. Make 8 Strip Sets. From strip sets, cut 72 (2"-wide) segments.

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3. Join 2 matching segments

as shown in Four Patch Unit Diagrams. Make 48 Four Patch Units.

B C

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Four Patch Unit Diagrams

4. Referring to Block 2 Diagrams,

lay out 4 matching Four Patch Units, 4 matching red or plum A squares, and 1 light gold print A square. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Block 2. Make 12 Block 2. A

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram Block 2 Diagrams

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (23⁄8-yard)

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks, dark brown

print C rectangles, medium teal print B squares, and gold print setting triangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into diagonal rows, join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Trim B squares even with edges of setting triangles. 3. Add teal print side borders to quilt center. Add teal print top and bottom borders to quilt.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover design (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide teal print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. Quilting Diagram

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Designer Friends Devon Lavigne and Sharon Smith are quilt designers and F cco-owners of Prairie Quilt Mercantile, a design studio and quilt sshop in the heart of the Canadian prairie. Both love reproduction ffabrics and use them to infuse their designs with a fresh look and a ssmart, prairie-inspired style with an invigorating edge. For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Finished Size: 27" × 20" (closed) TOTE DESIGNED BY Kathie Webster. MADE BY Cindy Hathaway.

Mat & Ruler Tote Make this tote and you’ll be wondering how you ever got along without it. Store your mat and rulers inside, and you never again have to search for a missing tool. It’s great for taking supplies to class!

Materials 11⁄8 yards pre-quilted fabric 2 yards green print for pocket and binding 1 yard blue print for pocket 15⁄8 yards 44"-wide heavyweight fusible interfacing such as Decor Bond

From green print, cut:

3. Carefully turn tube right side out;

• 4 (2½"-wide) strips for binding. • 2 (27½" × 35¼") rectangles.

press folded edges of fabric along edges of interfacing. Topstitch ¼" from pressed edges to complete large pocket. 4. Fuse small pocket interfacing rectangle to wrong side of blue print rectangle as shown in Small Pocket Diagram on page 90. 5. Repeat Steps #2 and #3 to make small pocket.

From blue print, cut:

• 1 (27½" × 40½") rectangle. From interfacing, cut:

• 1 (27½" × 35") rectangle for large pocket. • 1 (27½" × 20") rectangle for small pocket.

Pocket Assembly NOTE: Fabrics in the tote shown are

1. Join short sides of green print

Tote Assembly

from Fabri-Quilt, Inc.

rectangles; press seam open. Fuse large pocket interfacing rectangle to wrong side of pieced green print rectangle as shown in Large Pocket Diagram on page 90. 2. Join remaining short sides of rectangle, right sides facing, to form tube. Press seam open.

1. Lay out quilted rectangle, right

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From pre-quilted fabric, cut:

• 1 (27½" × 40½") rectangle. • 2 (4"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (4" × 30") handle strips.

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side down. 2. Position pockets atop quilted

rectangle, seam sides down, as shown in Tote Assembly Diagram on page 90. Baste pockets to quilted rectangle along raw edges. 3. Stitch through all layers at center of pockets as shown.

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Large Pocket Diagram

Center

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Tote Assembly Diagram

Handle Assembly 1. Press 1 handle strip in half length-

wise, wrong sides facing, to create center fold. Open strip; press both raw edges so they meet at center fold. Press strip in half again, concealing raw edges in fold (Strap Diagrams). 2. Topstitch close to each long edge of strip; add 1 line of stitching down center of strip to complete 1 handle strap. Make 2 handle straps.

Finishing 1. Join 2½"-wide green print strips

Fold Fold Fold Fold

Strap Diagrams

2. Pin 1 strap to inside of of bag,

centered with 8" between strap ends; turn under ½" on ends. Check to be sure strap is not twisted. Join strap to bag as shown in Handle Diagram. Repeat on other side of bag.

into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to tote.

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Designer After working twenty-seven years in a school library, Kathie Webster now enjoys A working at Sew Nice in Norwich, New York. She likes to make quilts, work in her w garden, travel, and spend time with her grandchildren. K g

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Finished Size: 81½" × 81½" Finished Blocks: 36 (6" × 12") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MACHINE QUILTED BY Brigitte

Heitland.

MADE BY Christine

Traub.

Jelly Belly This contemporary quilt is made with pre-cut 2½"-wide strips. Pick one of the strip colors for the wide borders—designer Brigitte Heitland chose a vibrant orange.

Materials 40 (2½" × 44”) strips assorted prints (or 1 Jelly Roll™*) 3¾ yards orange print #1 for

7½ yards backing fabric Queen-size quilt batting *Jelly Roll™ = 40 (2½" × 44") strips

by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda.

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• 9 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

strips, cut:

¾ yard orange print #2 for binding

from the Juggling Summer collection

From orange print #2, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to cut them longer to allow for piecing variations. From each of 36 (2½"-wide) print

borders

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

Cutting

Block Assembly 1. Lay out 1 matching set of 2 A

rectangles and 1 C square, and 1 contrasting B rectangle as shown in Block Diagrams.

• 2 (2½" × 12½") A rectangles, 1 (2½" × 10½") B rectangle, and 1 (2½") C square. From orange print #1, cut:

• 4 (8½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From 2 strips, cut 2 (8½" × 82") top and bottom outer borders and 2 (8½" × 48½") side inner borders. From remaining strips, cut 2 (8½" × 66") side outer borders and 2 (8½" × 64½") top and bottom inner borders.

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Pieced Border Assembly 1. Cut remaining 2½"-wide strips

into 11"-long rectangles. Join rectangles end to end to make to make one long strip. 2. From strip, cut 1 (66"-long) piece and 1 (64½"-long) piece. Cut 66"-long piece in half lengthwise to make 2 (1¼" × 66") top and bottom middle borders. Cut 64½"-long piece in half lengthwise to make

2 (1¼" × 64½") side middle borders.

3. Repeat for pieced middle borders

and orange print outer borders.

Quilt Assembly

Finishing

1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

1. Divide backing into 3 (2½-yard)

Top Assembly Diagram. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add orange print side inner borders to quilt center. Add orange print top and bottom inner borders to quilt.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join wider panels to each side of 1 narrow panel. Remaining narrow panel is extra and can be used to make a hanging sleeve.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

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2. Layer backing, batting, and

quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with interlocking squares (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide orange print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Designer Brigitte Heitland’s background as a

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trained interior and textile designer inspired her to create quilts which impress with their refreshing look. The simple patterns surprise, and the generous use of solids, enhanced by splashy bits of prints, prove her sense of design. Brigitte is a fabric and pattern designer and owner of Zen Chic. She lives with her husband and three children in Germany. For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Chocolate Bar

Use a collection of neutral prints to make this quilt. Fabrics are from the Equinox Woodland collection by Northcott Studio. #LQK13008—$84.99

Combine easy strip sets and some of your favorite fabrics in this fabulous throw-size quilt. Fabrics are from Fabri-Quilt, Inc. #LQK13125—$89.99

This complex design is actually easy to piece. Fabrics are from the Mango Tango collection by Red Rooster Studio. #LQK13061—$79.99

If you love chocolate, this is the quilt for you! Fabrics are from the Marblehead collection by Fabri-Quilt, Inc. #LQK13192—$69.99


Laurie Tigner Mini Quilts BOM Each month for 12 months you will receive a pattern by designer Laurie Tigner, plus the fabric (including backing) to make an adorable 12" × 12" mini quilt. We will send you the October kit and pattern in August, and each future kit and pattern two months ahead so that you can have it stitched and ready to display. The first charge will be billed to your credit card when shipment begins in August. Kit is automatically charged and shipped each month. Participation is limited so don’t delay. #LQK13151—$22.99/mo. BON US with Purc hase

Fons and Porter’s Sewing Machine Mat

46 Timely Tote Quilted bags are all the rage! Fabrics are from the Tokyo collection by Red Rooster. Kit includes buttons. Purchase this kit and receive a free charm pack of the Tokyo collection (while supplies last). #LQK13074—$34.99

This mat protects your table surface from scratches; helps your sewing machine stay in place while you are sewing, and absorbs some of the machine’s vibration. #FP7727—$15.99

Fons and Porter’s Triangle Square and Hourglass Unit Template Includes two templates—one for cutting Triangle Square units and one for cutting Hourglass units. Instructions printed clearly on templates takes away the math needed for determining cutting sizes. Instruction sheet also included. #FPR7813—$20.99

Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker Mark ¼" sewing lines on patchwork pieces with this nifty set of tools which provides a quick and easy method for half-square triangles and hourglass units. Set includes 1 (8"-long) and 1 (12"-long) tool. #FPR7845—$14.99

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Mat & Ruler Tote

Jelly Belly

Cooler by the Lake

All Stars

Collect your supplies and get ready to go to class with this mat and ruler tote in fabrics by Fabri-Quilt, Inc. #LQK12026—$69.99

This contemporary quilt will go together in no time with pre-cut strips from the Juggling Summer collection by Moda. #LQK12092—$99.99

Use strip sets to create a woven appearance. Cool blue and green batiks produce a striking effect. #LQK13193—$119.99

This throw-size quilt will delight any baseball fan. Fabrics are from the Who’s on First collection by Benartex. #LQK13058—$89.99 Backing #LQK13059—$64.99


Birds on a Wire by Wendy Sheppard

What fun! Let’s Tweet is full of whimsical surprises—birds sitting on colorful “wires”, tossed birdhouses, and a fantasy garden print. The coordinates—boxed stripes and loop-d-loop circle prints—will add loads of texture and dimension to your projects. Colors? A great combination of lime, aqua, fuchsia and black. So cool, so fun. It must be Kanvas.

For the FREE pattern, send a 46¢ SASE* to: Let’s Tweet, c/o Kanvas Studio 132 West 36th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10018

212.840.3250 • WWW.BENARTEX.COM

sewinlovewithfabric.blogspot.com/ * No checks please. Orders cannot be processed if checks are sent instead of a SASE. Current one ounce First Class postal rates apply.

Easy Quilts Fall 2013  

Easy Quilts Fall 2013 Magazine

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