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The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re busy finishing up some quilts to give as gifts. If you’re planning to

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quick and easy projects in this issue of Easy Quilts are sure to inspire you to start stitching. Check out Mr. Snowman on page 50 or Little ZZ (page 94). One of these might be just right for

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Have you heard about the Modern Quilt Guilds that are popping up across the country? These groups are taking traditional patchwork and giving it a new twist. Modern quilts tend to incorporate contemporary colors and often feature lots of negative space. If you’re interested in making a “modern” quilt, perhaps Snow Geese (page 12),

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Techniques 60 Sew Easy: Sashing Alignment 73 Sew Easy: Windowing Fusible Web 92 Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units

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Quilters CLUB OF AMERICA

Sewing Room Inspiration In a recent survey, QCA members were asked, “Where do you look for inspiration for sewing room decorating/organizing ideas?” Here are just a few of the responses from our members. gr8_seamstress: I do not have a specific decor in my sewing room. However, I do have many fair ribbons and such adorning my walls, along with pictures of future projects. Carolyn: Inspiration for my sewing/ craft room can come from anywhere! Sometimes it’s a magazine, other times it’s from shows on TV or something at a fabric shop. My latest inspiration came from a pattern I saw that uses a stiff interfacing and your fabric of choice to create magazine holders and boxes. I’m using my stash

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homes, and a neighbor’s garage. It is

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to use as many recycled/repurposed

always easily visible.

sewing/crafting area finished by now!

items as possible. I have gotten ideas

Member Tip Next time you go to the store, go to the paint department and pick up some of the free sample paint strips. They make a nice color wheel for matching your shades and you can take them to the fabric store to coordinate your fabric. Next time you give a quilter a present, you can even include a couple of these strips! —SummerBreeze

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The Mystery Quilts VI Winner is . . . Dara Beth

Member Tip I often find fabrics in my stash that I love but either don’t know the fabric name or have searched the Internet and can’t find it. I have a little baggie that I carry in my purse that contains snippets of fabrics I hope to find or match someday. Ideally, it will be a cut including the selvage with the name, but more often it’s just a little piece of the fabric.—Judy

Dara says, “This was my very first mystery quilt. I used a Moda Jelly Roll called Arnold’s Attic. I chose it because it had fall colors that I hoped would give my quilt a masculine feel. The border fabrics are from the same line. This quilt will be a graduation present for my next-door neighbors’ son who has just graduated from high school.”

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It’s amazing how the same pattern can produce so many unique results. Here are a few more Mystery Quilt VI quilts:

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Size: 69" × 75" QUILT BY Jean

Nolte.

Snow Geese A flock of geese flies across a snowy arctic landscape. Calm and sophisticated, this quilt helps you perfect your piecing skills and is sure to fly right in your home!

Cutting

From remainder of white solid, cut:

gray prints for Flying Geese

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

Units

From assorted blue and gray

Materials 14 fat quarters* assorted blue and

6 yards white solid for Flying Geese Units, sashing, and binding

print fat quarters, cut a total of:

4¼ yards backing fabric

• 32 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips cut 94 (3½" × 6½") A rectangles.

Twin-size quilt batting

From white solid, cut:

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

• 6 (6½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (6½" × 3½") A rectangles, 1 (6½" × 33½") H rectangle, 1 (6½" × 24½") G rectangle, 1 (6½" × 18½") F rectangle, 1 (6½" × 12½") E rectangle, 1 (6½" × 9½") D rectangle, and 8 (6½") C squares. • 18 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 188 (3½") B squares. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Heirloom collection by Dear Stella.

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• 1 (13½"-wide) lengthwise strip. From strip, cut 1 (13½" × 75½") N sashing strip. • 1 (8½"-wide) lengthwise strip. From strip, cut 1 (8½" × 75½") M sashing strip. • 1 (5½"-wide) lengthwise strip. From strip, cut 1 (5½" × 75½") L sashing strip. • 1 (3½"-wide) lengthwise strip. From strip, cut 1 (3½" × 75½") K sashing strip. • 1 (2½"-wide) lengthwise strip. From strip, cut 1 (2½" × 75½") J sashing strip. • 2 (1½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From strips, cut 2 (1½" × 75½") I sashing strips.

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Flying Geese Assembly 1. Referring to Flying Geese Unit

Diagrams, place 1 white print B square atop 1 print A rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite end of rectangle to complete 1 Flying Geese Unit. Make 94 Flying Geese Units.

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1. Lay out Flying Geese Units and F

white A, D, E, F, G, and H rectangles and C squares as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join to make vertical rows. 2. Layout rows and sashing strips. Join to complete quilt center.

E C Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (21⁄8-yard)

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in a zig-zag pattern (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide white strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Quilting Diagram

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Designer JJean Nolte is editor of all Fons & Porter magazines and also editorial director of “Love of Quilting” on public television. Jean’s fabric stash has more yardage than she could possibly use in a lifetime, o but she’s having lots of fun trying. b For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

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Size: 69¾" × 91½" QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Natalie

Earnheart.

MACHINE QUILTED BY Ron

Doan.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This is an EASY house block. Mix and match pieces cut from a pack of precut squares to make your instant happy subdivision!

Materials 42 (10") squares assorted prints (or 1 Layer Cake™*) 2 yards cream solid for background 1¼ yards red print for outer border

Cutting

NOTE: Apply fusible web to fabric

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Patterns for B and C are on page 22. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for using fusible web.

before cutting door rectangles and window squares. • 24 matching sets of 1 (2½" × 4¾") door rectangle and 2 (2½") window squares. From cream solid, cut:

5½ yards backing fabric

From remaining (10") squares, cut

• 4 (9½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 (9½" × 5") D rectangles and 6 (9½" × 2¾") E rectangles. • 6 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 B trapezoids, 6 C triangles, and 6 C reverse triangles.

Full-size quilt batting

a total of:

From red print, cut:

• 24 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 B trapezoids (Roof Cutting Diagram).

• 8 (5"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (5" × 83") side outer borders and 2 (5" × 70¼") top and bottom outer borders.

¾ yard multicolor print for inner border ¾ yard gray print for binding Paper-backed fusible web

*Layer Cake™ = 42 (10") squares

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown

From each of 24 (10") squares, cut:

• 1 (9½") A square.

are from the Hometown collection by Sweetwater for Moda.

From multicolor print, cut:

B

• 8 (2¾"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2¾" × 78½") side inner borders and 2 (2¾" × 61¼") top and bottom inner borders.

Roof Cutting Diagram

From gray print, cut:

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House Row Assembly 1. Position 1 set of window and

door pieces atop 1 A square as shown in House Unit Assembly Diagram and photo on page 24; fuse in place. Machine appliqué door and windows using gray thread and blanket stitch. Make 24 House Units.

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Sew Smart Tip: ™

Work on an appliqué pressing sheet when fusing so you don’t get fusible residue on your ironing surface.—Marianne

A House Unit Assembly Diagram

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram and photo on page 24, join 4 House Units, 4 cream D rectangles, and 1 cream E rectangle as shown to complete 1 House Row. 3. Make 6 House Rows. 2. Referring to

Sew Smart Tip:

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

2. Make 3 Roof Rows using 2

cream C in each row. Make 3 Roof Rows using 2 cream C reverse in each row.

Choose a roof for each house

Quilt Assembly

before making Roof Rows.

1. Lay out rows as shown in

—Natalie

Roof Row Assembly 1. Referring to Quilt Top Assembly

Diagram, join 4 print B, 4 cream B, and 2 cream C as shown to complete 1 Roof Row.

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add multicolor print side inner borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 4. Repeat for red print outer borders.

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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 22). 3. Join 2¼"-wide gray print strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. www.FonsandPorter.com


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Designer Natalie Earnheart works behind the scenes at Missouri Star Quilt Company, answering phone N ccalls and sending emails to customers. Natalie’s designs and ideas have been made into tutorials and templates that reach millions of quilters worldwide. She helps us see complex, modern, and a ttraditional patterns so anyone can make them. She is a single mother of five children, an artist, and a quilter. K

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Size: 35" × 41" Blocks: 30 (6") blocks

QUILT BY Anna

Schumacher.

Wavy Blocks Here’s an easy recipe for success: Cut fabric; mix fabric; sew fabric. Picking just the right hues and stacking your fabrics make creating this quilt a piece of cake.

Materials 21⁄8 yards taupe gradated fabric ½ yard dark brown print for border ½ yard medium brown print for binding

Cutting

Block Assembly

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Template pattern is on pages 30–31.

1. Trace Template onto dull side of

From taupe gradated fabric, cut:

⁄ yard each of 8 assorted brown

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prints in light to dark 6½" square ruler or 6½" square template plastic Freezer paper 13⁄8 yards backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting

• 8 (9"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (9") squares. From dark brown print, cut:

• 4 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (3" × 36½") side borders and 2 (3" × 35½") top and bottom borders.

each freezer paper square. 2. Stack 4 assorted brown print squares right side up. Press 1 freezer paper square onto top fabric square, as shown in Template Diagram. Make 8 stacks. 5 3

4

2

1

Template Diagram

From medium brown print, cut:

3. Using rotary cutter, cut through

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown

• 5 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

are from the Serenity collection by

From each assorted brown print,

Daiwabo for EE Schenck.

cut:

stack, following lines on template, cutting sections 5, 4 and 3 only. Do not cut on line between sections 1 and 2. 4. Remove freezer paper. Shuffle fabrics from each stack so fabrics appear in different positions in each block.

• 4 (9") squares. From freezer paper, cut:

• 8 (8") squares.

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5. Referring to Pieced Unit Diagrams,

pick up fabric sections 5, 4, 3 and 2/1 from top layer of 1 stack and lay out. Join sections in order, using scant ¼" seam allowance with right sides together, to make 1 Pieced Unit. Make 32 Pieced Units (2 are extra).

8. Referring to Trimming Diagrams

and using 6½" square ruler or template plastic, trim blocks to 6½".

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 brown print side borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom borders to quilt.

Finishing 1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

Trimming Diagrams Pieced Unit Diagrams

6. Lay out 30 taupe squares in 6

rows of 5 blocks each, colors gradating from light to dark, as shown in photo on page 29. Referring to Block Diagrams, place 1 Pieced Unit atop 1 taupe square. Press freezer paper section 2/1 onto right side of Pieced Unit. Using rotary cutter, cut through layers, cutting on line between sections 2 and 1.

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Center 6½" square ruler atop pieced block. If not using square ruler and rotary cutter to trim block, place 6½" plastic template square

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with wavy lines in blocks and straight lines in border (Quilting Diagram, on page 29). 3. Join 2¼"-wide medium print strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

atop block; draw around template. Cut on drawn line.—Anna

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Block Diagrams

7. Remove freezer paper. Join sections

5/4/3/2 and 1, using scant ¼" seam allowance with right sides together, to make 1 block. Make 30 blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

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Quilting Diagram

Designer Anna Schumacher A began quilting b eleven years ago e and, in 2005, a published her first p quilt design. She q loves bright and enjoys l b h colors l experimenting with her own handdyed fabrics.

Tried and True For this modern variation on the Roman Stripe block we used zippy prints from the Mango Tango collection by Red Rooster Fabrics.

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Size: 24" × 30½" Blocks: 13 (4") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED BY Wendy

Sheppard.

Silver Maple Shimmering leaves blow every which way on this appealing little accent quilt. For those new to foundation piecing this sew-and-flip technique is a fun addition to your quilting skills.

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Foundation pattern is on page 35. Pieces for foundation piecing are cut oversize. For instructions and a video on foundation piecing, go to www. FonsandPorter.com/pfp.

Materials ¾ yard blue print for blocks, outer border and binding ½ yard dark blue print for blocks and inner border 1 fat quarter* green print for setting triangles 1 fat quarter* light green print for blocks

From blue print, cut:

1 fat quarter* gray print for blocks

• 5 (1"-wide) strips. From 1 strip, cut 31 (1") C squares. From remaining strips, cut 2 (1" × 26") side inner borders and 2 (1" × 205⁄8") top and bottom inner borders. From green print, cut:

• 2 (67⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (67⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 12 side setting triangles (2 are extra). • 1 (3¾"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (3¾") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 corner setting triangles.

Craft-size quilt batting

• 1 (4½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (4½") A squares. • 4 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 245⁄8") top and bottom outer borders and 2 (2½" × 27") side outer borders. • 4 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

From dark blue print, cut:

From gray print, cut:

• 1 (3½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (3½") squares for foundation piecing (#1). • 4 (1½"-wide) strips for foundation piecing (#8 and #10).

• 7 (1½"-wide) strips for foundation piecing (#4 and #6).

½ yard white solid for blocks 1 fat quarter* yellow print for sashing Paper for foundations 1 yard backing fabric

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Pressed Flowers collection by Thimbleberries for RJR Fabrics.

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From light green print, cut:

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 10 (3½") squares for foundation piecing (#1).

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From white solid, cut:

Finishing

• 3 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 28 (2" × 4") rectangles for foundation piecing (#2 and #3). • 3 (1½"-wide) strips for foundation piecing, (#5, #7, #9, and #11).

1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with feather designs (Quilting Diagram).

3. Join 2¼"-wide blue print strips into

1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

From yellow print, cut:

• 12 (1"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 48 (1" × 4½") B rectangles. B

B

Block Assembly

C

1. Trace or photocopy 14 Foundations

A

from pattern on page 35. 2. Referring to Block Diagrams, foundation piece blocks in numerical order. Make 14 blocks.

MAKE 4

MAKE 10

Block Diagrams

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks, blue print A

squares, yellow print B rectangles, dark blue print C squares, and green print setting triangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into diagonal rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Trim C squares even with edges of setting triangles. 3. Add dark blue print side inner borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 4. Repeat for blue print outer borders.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilting Diagram

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Size: 81½" × 81½" QUILT BY Brigitte

Heitland.

Zen Silver A restful ground of gray provides a meditative playground for circles and squares. Emphasise the graphic impact by quilting simple overlapping circles.

Cutting

Materials 38 (5") squares assorted prints (or 1 Charm Pack™) 5 yards gray print #1 ¾ yard gray print #2 for binding Paper-backed fusible web 7½ yards backing fabric Queen-size quilt batting *Charm Pack™ = 42 (5") squares

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Pattern for Circle is on page 41. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for using fusible web. For step-by-step photos and a video, see Sew Easy: Fusible Web Appliqué at www.fonsandporter.com/ fusiblewebapp.

9 (5" × 9") C rectangles, 4 (5" × 7") B rectangles, and 5 (5" × 2½") A rectangles. From 2½"-wide strips, cut 6 (2½" × 44") vertical sashing strips and 9 (2½" × 5") A rectangles. • 1 (45"-long) piece. From this piece, cut 2 (19½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From strips, cut 2 (19½" × 44") side borders. From gray print #2, cut:

• 9 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From each of 6 squares, cut:

Row 1 Assembly

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

• 1 Circle.

1. Referring to

from the Juggling Summer collection

From gray print #1, cut:

by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for

• 1 (85"-long) piece. From this piece, cut 2 (19½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From strips, cut 2 (19½" × 82") top and bottom borders. • 1 (46"-long) piece. From this piece, cut 4 (5"-wide) lengthwise strips and 7 (2½"-wide) lengthwise strips. From 5"-wide strips, cut 2 (5" × 15½") D rectangles,

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 40 and photo, right, join 5 (5") squares, 2 gray print C rectangles, and 2 gray print A rectangles to make 1 pieced row. 2. Place 1 Circle atop pieced row; fuse in place. Appliqué circle using matching or invisible thread. 3. In the same manner, make remaining rows as shown.

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B A

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilt Assembly

Finishing

2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

1. Lay out rows and sashing strips

1. Divide backing into 3 (2½-yard)

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with overlapping circles (Quilting Diagram on page 41). 3. Join 2¼"-wide gray print strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join to complete quilt center. 2. Add side borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom borders to quilt.

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

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Designer Brigitte Heitland’s background as a B ttrained interior and textile designer iinspired her to create quilts which iimpress with their clear, peaceful, and rrefreshing look. The simple, minimalistic, cclean patterns surprise, and the generous use of solids enhanced by splashy bits of prints prove her beautiful sense of style, color, and design. Brigitte is a fabric and pattern designer and owner of Zen Chic. She lives with her husband and three children in Germany. K

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Quilting Diagram

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Size: 59" × 77" Blocks: 35 (9") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY April Mazzoleni. MACHINE QUILTED BY Konda Luckau.

Pinwheels Pinwheels spin amidst stepping stones in cool blue and green prints. A pretty, white nature print binds them all together.

Materials 4½ yards white print for blocks, outer border, and binding

⁄ yard blue print for blocks 7⁄8 yard teal print for blocks 78

¾ yard green print for blocks ½ yard dark blue print for inner border 4 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

From white print, cut:

From teal print, cut:

• 4 (6½"-wide) strips. From 2 strips, cut 34 (6½" × 2") C rectangles. Remaining strips are for strip sets. • 7 (5½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (5½" × 67½") side outer borders and 2 (5½" × 59½") top and bottom outer borders. • 2 (3½"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 21 (2¾"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 288 (2¾") A squares. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. • 4 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets.

• 9 (2¾"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 72 (2¾" × 5") B rectangles.

From green print, cut:

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Robin collection by Erin Ries

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 8 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets.

for Clothworks Textiles.

From dark blue print, cut:

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

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2½" × 63½") side inner borders and 2 (2½" × 49½") top and bottom inner borders.

Pinwheel Block Assembly Flying Geese Unit Diagrams, place 1 white print A square atop 1 blue print B rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite end of rectangle to complete 1 Flying Geese Unit. Make 72 blue Flying Geese Units.

1. Referring to

A

B

MAKE 72

MAKE 72

Flying Geese Unit Diagrams

From blue print, cut:

• 9 (2¾"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 72 (2¾" × 5") B rectangles.

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2. In a similar manner, make 72 teal

2. Join 2 green print (2"-wide) strips

Flying Geese Units using 1 teal print B rectangle and 2 white print A squares in each. 3. Lay out 4 blue Flying Geese Units and 4 teal Flying Geese Units as shown in Pinwheel Block Assembly Diagram. Join into sections; join sections to complete 1 Pinwheel block (Pinwheel Block Diagram). Make 18 Pinwheel blocks.

and 1 white print (3½"-wide) strip as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #2. From strip sets, cut 34 (2"-wide) #2 segments. 2"

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Stepping Stones Block Assembly Diagram

Strip Set #2 Diagram

Stepping Stones Block Diagram

3. Join 2 green print (2"-wide) strips

and 1 white print (6½"-wide) strip as shown in Strip Set #3 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #3. From strip sets, cut 34 (2"-wide) #3 segments.

Pinwheel Block Assembly Diagram

2"

Pinwheel Block Diagram

Stepping Stones Block Assembly

Strip Set #3 Diagram

4. Lay out 1 #1 segment and 2 #2

1. Join 2 white print (2"-wide) strips

and 1 green print (3½"-wide) strip as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #1. From strip sets, cut 17 (3½"-wide) #1 segments.

segments as shown in Center Unit Diagram. Join segments to complete Center Unit. Make 17 Center Units.

3½"

Center Unit Diagram

5. Lay out 1 Center Unit, 2 #3 segments, Strip Set #1 Diagram

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Quilt Assembly Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 45. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add dark blue print side inner borders to quilt center. Add dark blue print top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Repeat for white print outer borders. 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2-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 an allover design (Quilting Diagram on page 45). 3. Join 2¼"-wide white print strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

and 2 white print C rectangles as shown in Stepping Stones Block Assembly Diagram. Join to complete 1 Stepping Stones block (Stepping Stones Block Diagram). Make 17 Stepping Stones blocks. Winter 2012

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Designer April Mazzoleni A ssays, “Creativity iis something tthat has been e encouraged and h handed down for generations in my family. Whether it is sewing, sketching, music, writing, or dreaming, everyone should create something every day.” After relocating from southern California to Utah with her husband and three children, April began quilting to express her creativity and keep her family warm at the same time! K

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

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Tried and True Paisleys and prints from Metropolitan Fair, Barbara Brackman’s latest line of Civil War reproduction fabrics for Moda, stand out on a plain ecru background.

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Size: 56" × 65" Blocks: 104 (5" × 7") blocks

QUILT BY Ashley

Newcomb.

Trail Marker Colorful arrows point the way left and right. Which way to go? How about right into a comfy chair with a good book and this quilt?

Materials 16 fat quarters* assorted prints in turquoise, green, orange, gray, and brown 1 yard each of 8 assorted solids in white, tan, and gray Template material

⁄ yard turquoise print for binding

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3½ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

From fat quarters, cut a total of:

Block Assembly

• 104 A triangles.

1. Join 1 print A triangle and 1 solid

From each solid yard, cut:

• 3 (10"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 13 (10" × 8") rectangles. Cut rectangles in half diagonally to make 26 B triangles. NOTE: If using print fabrics, cut half of the rectangles in half from upper left to lower right and cut half of the rectangles in half from lower left to upper right (Cutting Diagrams).

B triangle as shown in Block Assembly Diagrams. Trim B triangle even with edge of A triangle as shown.

B A 2½"

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for A triangle is on page 49.

Block Assembly Diagrams

2. Add 1 solid B triangle to

Cutting Diagrams

opposite

side of A triangle. From turquoise print, cut:

• 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

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3. Trim block to (5½" × 7½") to

complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 104 blocks.

Block Diagram

Sew Smart Tip: ™

If not using ruler and rotary cutter to trim block, place (5½" × 7½") plastic template rectangle atop block; draw around template. Cut on drawn line. —Ashley

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilt

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

Designer

Finishing

Ashley Newcomb A

1. Divide backing into 2 (1¾-yard)

llives in Vermont

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

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and their one-yeara old son, Max. Her o day job is in finance, d but her passion is quilting, which she discovered a little over three years ago. She blogs online at Quilting Diagram

www.filminthefridge.com. K For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

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Tried and True Using fabrics from the Double Chocolat line, by 3 Sisters for Moda, our block shows that classic prints can march to a modern drummer.

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A C Triangle-Square Diagrams

Quilting Diagram

B B

Block Assembly Diagram

Block Diagram

Quilt Top Assembly Diagrams

Scarf Diagrams

Blanket Stitch Diagram

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Snowman Body



WEB EXTRA For full-size patterns, visit our Web site at: FonsandPorter.com/mrsnowmantemplate.

Patterns are shown half size and reversed for use with fusible web. Enlarge 200% to make full size pattern.

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Coal Button

Hat

Coal Button

Hat Brim

Snowman Head

Twig Arm

Coal Button

Nose Bird Patterns are shown full size and are reversed for use with fusible web. Add 3⁄16" seam allowance for hand appliqué.

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Size: 62" × 79½" QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Barnaby’s Bands Stripy bands underscore the fiesta-colored rectangular groupings. Tony’s cat, Barnaby, “helped” with the construction of this quilt and could often be found napping on it!

Materials ¼ yard each of 6 assorted prints in orange, turquoise, green, and brown 2¾ yards white solid

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1¼ yards multicolor stripe 5 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Love Lives Here collection by P. Carter Carpin for P&B Textiles.

Cutting

From multicolor stripe, cut:

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

• 6 (3½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 4 (3½" × 54½") D rectangles. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From each ¼ yard piece, cut:

Strip Set Segment Assembly

• 2 (3"-wide) strips for strip sets.

1. Join 3 different print (3"-wide)

From white solid, cut:

• 2 (10"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 50 (1½" × 10") B rectangles. • 8 (4½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (4½" × 72") side borders and 2 (4½" × 62½") top and bottom borders. • 12 (2"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 8 (2" × 54½") C rectangles. • 8 (1½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

strips and 2 white (1½"-wide) strips as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #1. From strip sets, cut 14 (4½"-wide) #1 segments. 4½"

From orange print, cut:

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 14 (4½" × 10") A rectangles. From turquoise print, cut:

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 13 (4½" × 10") A rectangles.

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2. In the same manner, join 3

different print strips and 2 white (1½"-wide) strips as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #2. From strip sets, cut 14 (4½"-wide) #2 segments.

Row 1

B A B

Row 5

4½"

A

C D C

Row 2

Row 3 Strip Set #2 Diagram

Row Assembly Quilt Top Assembly Diagram, join 3 #1 segments, 3 #2 segments, 3 orange print A rectangles, 2 turquoise print A rectangles, and 10 white B rectangles to make 1 Row 1. Make 2 Row 1. 2. In the same manner, make 1 Row 2 using 3 #1 segments, 2 #2 segments, 3 orange print A rectangles, 3 turquoise print A rectangles, and 10 white B rectangles. 3. In the same manner, make 1 Row 3 using 3 #1 segments, 3 #2 segments, 2 orange print A rectangles, 3 turquoise print A rectangles, and 10 white B rectangles. 4. In the same manner, make 1 Row 4 using 3 #1 segments, 2 #2 segments, 3 orange print A rectangles, 3 turquoise print A rectangles, and 10 white B rectangles. 5. Join 1 stripe D rectangle and 2 white C rectangles as shown to make 1 Row 5. Make 4 Row 5. 1. Referring to

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Row 1

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilt Assembly

Finishing

1. Lay out rows as shown in

Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Refer to Sew Easy: Sashing

Alignment on page 60 for perfect alignment of rows.—Marianne

2. Join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add side borders to quilt center.

Add top and bottom borders to quilt.

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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 concentric rectangles (Quilting Diagram on page 59). 3. Join 2¼"-wide stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. www.FonsandPorter.com


Designer Tony Jacobson is T tthe Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and E his wife, Jeanne, h sshare many of the ssame 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 QuiltClassroom.com. K For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

Quilting Diagram

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Sashing Alignment Follow these easy instructions for perfect alignment when joining rows for Barnaby's Bands on page 56.

1. Using marking tool of your choice,

draw ¼" seam allowance on wrong side of horizontal sashing strip. From line, measure the finished width of one block. Mark line across sashing strip (Photo A). 2. From line, measure the finished width of sashing and mark line across sashing (Photo B). 3. Continue marking each sashing strip with the finished widths of blocks and sashing (Photo C). 4. Use marks to align seams of vertical sashings when joining horizontal sashing and block rows (Photos D and E).

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Size: 41½" × 53" Blocks: 12 (9½") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED BY Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth. MADE BY Sharon Rostber. MACHINE QUILTED BY Amy Albreck.

Bright blooms grace this joyful quilt, made up in energetic holiday prints. Make one to give and one to keep!

Cutting

From green print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Foundation pattern is on page 66. Pieces for foundation piecing are cut oversize. For instructions and a video on foundation piecing go to www. FonsandPorter.com/pfp.

• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (2½") B squares. • 6 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

¾ yard red print for blocks

From green diagonal stripe, cut:

½ yard dark red print for blocks

• 5 (3"-wide) strips. From 2 strips, cut 2 (3" × 37") top and bottom borders. Piece remaining strips to make 2 (3" × 53½") side borders.

• 8 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 48 (2½" × 6") rectangles for foundation piecing (#4).

Materials ½ yard green diagronal stripe for outer border ¾ yard light green print for blocks

⁄ yard green print for sashing

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squares and binding 1½ yards white print for blocks and sashing

Paper for foundation piecing 2¾ yards backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting

From light green print, cut:

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Twinkle Bright Collection from Anna Griffin.

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• 3 (7"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (7") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 48 quarter-square triangles for foundation piecing (#1).

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From white print, cut:

• 8 (4"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 96 (4" × 3") rectangles for foundation piecing (#3 and #5). • 8 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 31 (2½" × 10") A rectangles. From red print, cut:

From dark red print, cut:

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 48 (2½" × 5") rectangles for foundation piecing (#2).

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Block Assembly 1. Trace or photocopy 48 Block

B

Unit foundations from pattern on page 66. 2. Referring to Block Unit Diagram, foundation piece 1 unit in numerical order. Make 48 Block Units.

A

A

5 4 1 2

3

Block Unit Diagram

3. Lay out 4 Block Units as shown

in Block Assembly Diagram. Join units to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 12 blocks.

Block Assembly Diagram

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Block Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks, white print A

rectangles, and green print B squares as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add green stripe top and bottom borders to quilt center. Add green stripe side borders to quilt.

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

lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to wider panel. Remaining panel is extra and can be used to make a hanging sleeve. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in the ditch, with a snowflake design in blocks and a continuous ribbon design in sashing (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide green print strips into 1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. Quilting Diagram

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Designers

Sisters JJoanie Si i H Holton l and dM Melanie l i Greseth design projects to highlight new fabrics. Their business, TailorMade by Design, provides them the opportunity to do what they love every day. For more designer information go to www.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 www.ShopFonsandPorter.com.

Tried and True Using only two colors, blue and white, gives an entirely different look to the pattern. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination—is the pattern a flower, a star, a snowflake? We used the Savoy collection by Blank Quilting for our version of the foundation-pieced block.

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Size: 67" × 76" Blocks: 42 (9") blocks

QUILT BY Nancy

Mahoney.

Florentine Tiles Nancy Mahoney took two traditional block patternss, Joseph’s Coat and Orange Peel, and made them in contemporary prints from her latest fabric collection.

Cutting

From dark brown print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed. You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Patterns for Leaf and Circle Segment are on page 71. Follow manufacturer's instructions for using fusible web.

• 8 (5"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 4 (5" × 67½") outer borders. • 7 (1½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1½" × 63½") side inner borders and 2 (1½" × 56½") top and bottom inner borders.

From cream print fabric, cut:

From purple print, cut:

• 11 (9½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 42 (9½") squares.

• 84 Circle Segments.

1¼ yards purple print for blocks ½ yard light green print for middle

From brown stripe, cut:

Materials 3 yards cream print for blocks 1 yard brown stripe for blocks and binding

⁄ yard brown print for blocks

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1½ yards dark brown print for inner and outer borders

⁄ yard purple stripe for blocks

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From purple stripe, cut: • 21 Leaves.

From light green print, cut:

Paper-backed fusible web

From brown print, cut:

• 8 (1½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1½" × 65½") side middle borders and 2 (1½" × 58½") top and bottom middle borders.

4¾ yards backing fabric

• 21 Leaves.

From dark green print, cut:

border

⁄ yard dark green print for blocks

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• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. • 21 Leaves.

Twin-size quilt batting

• 21 Leaves.

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Leaf Block Assembly 1. Referring to Leaf Block Diagram,

position 4 leaves atop 1 cream print square; fuse in place. Refer to Sew Easy: Windowing Fusible Appliqué on page 73.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Work on an appliqué pressing sheet so you do not get fusible residue on your ironing surface. —Liz

A

Leaf Block Diagram

2. Machine appliqué leaves to back-

ground square using matching or invisible thread to complete 1 Leaf block. Make 21 Leaf blocks. Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Circle Block Assembly 1. Referring to Circle Block Diagram,

position 4 purple print Circle Segments atop 1 cream print square; fuse in place.

A

Circle Block Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add dark brown side inner borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Repeat for light green print middle borders and dark brown print outer borders.

2. Machine appliqué circle segments

on background square using matching or invisible thread to complete 1 Circle block. Make 21 Circle blocks.

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

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, with egg and dart designs in leaves, and with circle segments and vine and leaf designs in outer border (Quilting Diagram on page 71). 3. Join 2¼"-wide brown stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels.

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Designer Nancy Mahoney N h has been making q quilts for more than ttwenty years. She e enjoys combining ttraditional blocks and updated techniques to create dazzling quilts. Nancy has authored twelve books, all published by Martingale & Company. Her latest book is Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing. Quilting Diagram

For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

Patterns are shown full size for use with fusible web. Add 3⁄16" seam allowance for hand appliqué.

Circle Segment

Leaf

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Tried and True To make this rainy day version, we chose Soaked by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads.

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

Windowing Fusible Appliqué Try our method for utilizing fusible web that keeps appliqués soft and flexible.

Choose a lightweight “sewable” fusible product. The staff at your favorite quilt shop can recommend brands. Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper fusing time and iron temperature.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Fused shapes will be the reverse of the pattern you trace. If it’s important for an object to face a certain direction,

manufacturer’s instructions to fuse web side of each shape to wrong side of appliqué fabric. 4. Cut out appliqués, cutting carefully on drawn outline (Photo D). Only a thin band of fusible web frames the shape. 5. Peel off paper backing (Photo E). Position appliqué in place on background fabric, and follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse shapes in place.

make a reverse pattern to trace. We do this quickly by tracing the design

B

C

on tracing paper, then turning the

Sew Smart Tip:

paper over and retracing the design

If you have trouble peeling off the

on the other side of the paper.

paper backing, try scoring paper

—Marianne

with a pin to give you an edge to

begin with. —Liz 1. Trace appliqué motifs onto paper

side of fusible web, making a separate tracing for each appliqué needed (Photo A). 2. Roughly cut out drawn appliqué shapes, cutting about ¼" outside drawn lines (Photo B). 3. “Window” the fusible web by trimming out the interior of the shape, leaving a scant ¼" inside drawn line (Photo C). Follow

D

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Size: 60" × 72" Blocks: 30 (12") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY L

& L Studios.

MACHINE QUILTED BY Lorraine

Freed.

Dream Weaver Clever positioning of colors and blocks creates a tranquil “woven” pattern. We give you instructions to make it in four sizes!

Cutting

Materials

5¾"

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From brown print, cut:

¾ yard brown print 1¾ yards dark brown print

• 10 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (2" × 12½") B rectangles.

1½ yards tan print

From dark brown print, cut:

¾ yard dark blue print

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. • 20 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets.

⁄ yard medium blue print

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1 yard light blue print

From tan print, cut:

4 yards backing fabric

• 20 (23⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets.

Twin-size quilt batting

From dark blue print, cut:

• 10 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 60 (2" × 5¾") A rectangles.

Strip Set #1 Diagram

2. Join 1 medium blue print strip and

1 light blue print strip as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. Make 8 Strip Set #2. From strip sets, cut 120 (23⁄8"-wide) #2 segments. 23⁄8"

From medium blue print, cut:

• 8 (23⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets. From light blue print, cut:

• 8 (37⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets.

Block Assembly

Strip Set #2 Diagram

1. Join 1 tan print strip and 1 dark

brown print strip as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. Make 20 Strip Set #1. From strip sets, cut 120 (5¾"-wide) #1 segments. 74

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3. Join 2 #1 segments, 2 #2 segments,

and 1 dark blue print A rectangle as shown in Block Unit Diagrams. Make 60 block units.

A

MAKE 60

Block Unit Diagrams

4. Lay out 2 Block Units and 1 brown

print B rectangle as shown in Block Assembly Diagram. Join to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 30 blocks.

B Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Finishing

Block Assembly Diagram

1. Divide backing into 2 (2-yard)

Block Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

Quilt

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

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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 2Âź"-wide dark brown print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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Size Options Blocks Setting

Crib (36" Ă— 48") 12 3Ă—4

Twin (60" Ă— 96") 40 5Ă—8

Queen (96" Ă— 108") 72 8Ă—9

⠄ yard 1 yard 5⠄8 yard 3⠄8 yard 3⠄8 yard 3⠄8 yard 1½ yards Crib-size

⠄ yard 2Ÿ yards 2 yards 1 yard ž yard 1Ÿ yards 5ž yards Full-size

1½ yards 3½ yards 3½ yards 1½ yards 1Ÿ yards 11⠄8 yards 9 yards King-size

Materials Brown Print Dark Brown Print Tan Print Dark Blue Print Medium Blue Print Light Blue Print Backing Fabric Batting



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Designers

LLacey JJ. Hill off G Golden ld Th Thyme Designs and Lorraine Freed of Legacy Quilter are two freelance designers who publish their designs with www.QuiltWoman.com. K For more designer information go to www.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 www.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 www.FonsandPorter.com/QFK.

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Size: 45½" × 62" Blocks: 6 (15") blocks

QUILT BY Sue

Harvey and Sandy Boobar.

Zoo Friends Make this cheerful quilt for a little one that’s special to you. Flannel makes it a cuddly soft wrap for naptime. Bonus for you: it’s easy to piece using strip sets.

Cutting

Materials enough to cut 6 [4½"] squares)

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

yard purple print for sashing and

From animal squares print, cut:

inner border

• 6 (4½") A squares, centering design on each. If not using the Fons & Porter Fussy Cut Template, place plastic template square atop fabric; draw around template. Cut on drawn line.

½ yard blue animal squares print (or 5⁄8

¾ yard yellow print for blocks and middle border 1¼ yards green print for blocks and binding 2¼ yards blue print for blocks and outer border Fons & Porter Fussy Cut Templates (optional) or 4½" square template plastic 3 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

From green print, cut:

• 2 (31⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 6 (2½"-wide) strips for binding.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

When making flannel binding, we like to cut strips 2½" wide. —Marianne and Liz

From purple print, cut:

• 9 (2"-wide) strips. From 6 strips, cut 2 (2" × 35") top and bottom inner borders and 7 (2" × 15½") F rectangles. Piece remaining strips to make 2 (2" × 48½") side inner borders.

NOTE: Flannel fabrics in the quilt

From yellow print, cut:

shown are from the Cuddle Prints

• 1 (2"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (2") G squares. • 5 (1½"-wide) strips. From 2 strips, cut 2 (1½" × 37") top and bottom middle borders. Piece remaining strips to make 2 (1½" × 51½") side middle borders.

collection by Fabri-Quilt, Inc.

• 11 (1¼"-wide) strips. From 5 strips, cut 12 (1¼" × 8") C rectangles and 12 (1¼" × 6½") B rectangles. Remaining strips are for strip sets.

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• 2 (21⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 12 (1¼"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (1¼" × 15½") E rectangles and 12 (1¼" × 14") D rectangles. From blue print, cut:

• 4 (67⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 4 (37⁄8"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 6 (5"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (5" × 46") top and bottom outer borders and 2 (5" × 53½") side outer borders.

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Block Assembly

Strip Set #4. From strip sets, cut 12 (3½"-wide) #4 segments.

1. Join 2 green print 2 ⁄8"-wide strips 1

and 1 yellow print strip as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. From strip set, cut 12 (1½"-wide) #1 segments.

3½"

1½" E

D Strip Set #1 Diagram

Strip Set #4 Diagram

2. Join 2 green print 31⁄8"-wide strips

5. Lay out 1 A square, 2 #1 segments,

and 1 yellow print strip as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. From strip set, cut 12 (1½"-wide) #2 segments.

2 #2 segments, 2 yellow print B rectangles, and 2 yellow print C rectangles as shown in Block Center Assembly Diagrams. Join to complete block center. Make 6 block centers.

1½"

Block Assembly Diagrams

A

Block Diagram

C

Strip Set #2 Diagram

2. Join into rows; join rows to complete B

3. Join 2 blue print 37⁄8"-wide strips

and 1 yellow print strip as shown in Strip Set #3 Diagram. Make 2 Strip Set #3. From strip sets, cut 12 (3½"-wide) #3 segments.

Block Center Assembly Diagrams

6. Referring to Block Assembly

3½"

Diagrams, add 2 #3 segments, 2 #4 segments, 2 green print D rectangles, and 2 green print E rectangles to 1 block center to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 6 blocks.

Quilt Assembly Strip Set #3 Diagram

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Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (1½-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 allover animal designs (Quilting Diagram). www.FonsandPorter.com


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Sue Harvey and Sandy Boobar combined Sue’s work as a freelance quilt editor and Sandy’s longarm experience to form their business, Pine Tree Country Quilts. They published their first book, Polka Dot Christmas, in 2010. K For more designer information go to www.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 www.ShopFonsandPorter.com.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Tried and True We made our block using sherbet-colored prints from collections by Dear Stella. The fabric designs have Quilting Diagram

3. Join 2½"-wide green print

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

a sparkling freshness that’ll add flair to your quilt.

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Size: 58" × 72" Blocks: 12 (12") blocks

QUILT BY Christine

Stainbrook.

Memorabilia Commemorate special memories by using a befitting theme fabric in your quilt. Here, designer Christine Stainbrook uses a selection of fishing-print fabrics to remember a boat trip along the lakeshore.

Cutting

From dark blue print, cut:

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

• 3 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 48 (4½" × 2½") B rectangles.

1 yard light blue print for blocks

From multicolor print, cut:

From black print, cut:

1 yard medium blue print for

• 7 (6"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (6" × 61½") side outer borders and 2 (6" × 58½") top and bottom outer borders. • 2 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (4½") C squares.

• 6 (2"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2" × 58½") side inner borders and 2 (2" × 47½") top and bottom inner borders.

Materials 15⁄8 yards multicolor print for blocks and outer border

sashing and binding ¾ yard medium green print for blocks and sashing ½ yard dark blue print for blocks 1 fat quarter* navy print for sashing squares

From light blue print, cut:

½ yard black print for inner border ½ yard dark green print for blocks

• 6 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 48 (4½") C squares.

½ yard tan print for blocks

From medium blue print, cut:

3¾ yards backing fabric

• 4 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 62 (4½" × 2½") B rectangles. • 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

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

From navy print fat quarter, cut:

• 3 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 20 (2½") A squares.

From medium green print, cut:

• 5 (4½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 79 (4½" × 2½") B rectangles. From dark green print, cut:

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 96 (2½") A squares. From tan print, cut:

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 96 (2½") A squares.

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Lake Life collection by Thimbleberries for RJR Fabrics.

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Block Assembly Diagonal Seams Diagrams, place 1 tan print A square atop 1 medium green print B rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown.Trim Âź" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite end of rectangle to complete 1 Diagonal Seams Unit. Make 48 green Diagonal Seams Units. 2. In the same manner, make 48 blue Diagonal Seams Units using 2 dark green print A squares and 1 dark blue print B rectangle in each. 1. Referring to

A

Quilt Assembly

C

1. Join 2 medium blue print B rec-

tangles and 1 medium green print B rectangle as shown in Sashing Unit Diagrams. Make 31 Sashing Units.

C

Block Assembly Diagram

B

B

Sashing Unit Diagrams

2. Lay out blocks, Sashing Units, and

Block Diagram

navy print A squares as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center.

B

A

MAKE 48

MAKE 48

Diagonal Seams Diagrams

3. Join 2 Diagonal Seams Units

as shown in Side Unit Diagrams. Make 48 Side Units.

Side Unit Diagrams

4. Lay out 4 Side Units, 4 light blue

print C squares, and 1 multicolor C square as shown in Block Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 12 blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

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3. Add black print side inner borders

to quilt center. Add black print top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 4. Repeat for multicolor outer borders.

Size Options Blocks

Finishing

Setting

1. Divide backing into 2 (1 â „ -yard)

Crib (44" Ă— 44") Queen (86" Ă— 86") 4 25 2Ă—2 5Ă—5

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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 along inner border and with continuousline designs in blocks and outer borders (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2Âź"-wide medium blue print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain Frenchfold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Materials Multicolor Print Light Blue Print Medium Blue Print Dark Blue Print Navy Print Black Print Medium Green Print Dark Green Print Tan Print Backing Fabric Batting

11⠄8 yards 3⠄8 yard ž yard 1 fat quarter 1 fat quarter 3⠄8 yard 3⠄8 yard 1 fat quarter 1 fat quarter 2ž yards Crib-size

2Ÿ yards 1ž yards 1ž yards 1 yard 1 fat quarter ½ yard 13⠄8 yards 1 yard 1 yard 77⠄8 yards Queen-size

2

2 No more slipping rulers! Quick accurate cuts!

Quilting Diagram



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Designer Christine Stainbrook has been designing and making quilts for more than twenty-five years, and C tteaching classes for five years. She likes to use traditional blocks and patterns, modifying them to sshow off current fabrics.K For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

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Size: 18" × 46½" Blocks: 3 (10") blocks

TABLE RUNNER BY Karen

Witt.

Hourglass Runner Desingner Karen Witt combined golden tans and black to make elegant hourglass blocks—only three are needed for an autumn-inspired table runner.

Cutting

Materials 6 fat eighths** assorted black prints for blocks 2 fat quarters* assorted black prints for side borders and binding 1 fat eighth** tan print #1 for block centers ½ yard tan print #2 for setting triangles 3 fat eighths** assorted beige prints for blocks 3 fat eighths** assorted cream prints for blocks ¾ yard backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18” × 20” **fat eighth = 9” × 20”

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

From each black print fat quarter, cut:

From each of 3 black print fat

• 3 (2½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (2½" × 467⁄8") side borders. • 3 (2¼"-wide) strips for side binding.

eighths, cut:

From tan print #1, cut:

• 1 (3¼"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (3¼") A squares. • 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (2½") B squares.

• 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 3 (2½") B squares.

From each of 3 black print fat eighths, cut:

• 1 (27⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (27⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 half-square D triangles. • 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 8 (2½") B squares. From remainders of black print

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

fat eighths, cut a total of:

from the Nib & Quill collection by Sara

• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 145⁄8") top and bottom borders.

Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics.

• 2 (2¼"-wide) strips for top and bottom binding.

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From tan print #2, cut:

• 1 (153⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 1 (153⁄8") square and 2 (8") squares. Cut 153⁄8" square in half diagonally in both directions to make 4 side setting triangles. Cut (8") squares in half diagonally to make 4 corner setting triangles. From each beige print fat eighth, cut:

• 1 (3¼"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (3¼") A squares.

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From each cream print fat eighth,

5. Make 3 sets of 4 matching Side

cut:

Units and 4 triangle-squares. 6. Lay out 1 tan print #1 B square, 1 set of 4 matching Hourglass Units, and 4 black print B squares as shown in Block Center Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Block Center.

• 1 (2 ⁄ "-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (27⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 half-square D triangles. • 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 4 (2½" × 6½") C rectangles. 78

B

Block Assembly Sew Easy: Quick Hourglass Units on page 92, make 3 sets of 4 matching Hourglass Units using black print A squares and beige print A squares. 2. Choose 4 matching cream print C rectangles and 4 D triangles, and 8 matching black print B squares and 4 D triangles. 3. Referring to Diagonal Seams Diagrams, place 1 black print B square atop 1 cream print C rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown.Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite end of rectangle to complete 1 Side Unit. Make 4 Side Units.

B

1. Referring to

B

Block Center Diagram

7. Lay out Block Center, and 1 set

of 4 matching Side Units and 4 triangle-squares as shown in Block Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 block (Block Diagram). Make 3 blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Block Assembly Diagram

1. Divide backing in half lengthwise.

C

Diagonal Seams Diagrams

Block Diagram

Quilt Assembly

4. Join 1 cream print D triangle and

1 black print D triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 4 triangle-squares. D D Triangle-Square Diagrams

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Finishing

1. Lay out blocks and setting triangles

as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into diagonal rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add top and bottom borders to quilt center. 3. Add side borders to quilt.

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Join panels end to end. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with a diagonal grid (Quilting Diagram). 3. Bind top of table runner using 1 (2¼"-wide) black print strip. Repeat for bottom of table runner. 4. Join 3 matching 2¼"-wide black print strips to make 1 side binding strip. Make 2 side binding strips. Add to sides of table runner.

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Quilting Diagram

Designer Karen Witt has K been interested in b historical fabrics h and quilts for a many years. In m 2005, she started 2 Reproduction Quilts to market her R d i Q original designs. Karen also sells fabrics and notions for replicating quilts from the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries. KIT AVAILABLE For more designer information go to www.fonsandporter.com/designers.

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

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Sew Easy Quick Hourglass Units ™

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

Try our quick and easy method to make Hourglass Units without cutting triangles. The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker helps you draw stitching lines quickly.

A 1. From 1 light and 1 dark fabric,

4. Cut between rows of stitching to

B

cut 1 square 1¼" larger than the desired finished size of the Hourglass Unit. For example, to make an Hourglass Unit that will finish 2" for Hourglass Runner on page 88, cut 3¼" 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).

make two triangle-squares (Photo B). Press seams toward darker fabric. 5. On wrong side of one trianglesquare, place Quarter Inch Seam Marker diagonally across square, perpendicular to seam, aligning yellow center line with corners of square. Mark stitching guidelines along both sides of Quarter Inch Seam Marker (Photo C). See note in #2 if you are not using the Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker. 6. Place triangle-square with drawn line atop matching triangle-square, right sides and opposite fabrics facing. Stitch along both drawn lines. Cut between rows of stitching to create 2 Hourglass Units (Photo D). Press seam allowances to 1 side.

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