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January 2008
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Town and Country
Isn't It Rich
by Jane Quinn
of Quilting in the Country

Simple squares and rectangles were artfully arranged to give this bed quilt a contemporary look!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 101⁄2" x 101⁄2", 5" x 101⁄2", 5" x 5"
Finished quilt size: 72" x 81" (full),
                            90" x 99" (queen),
                           122" x 122" (king)

 

Isn't It Rich

Townhouse Pinwheels

Townhouse Pinwheels

by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Fabric courtesy ofExclusively Quilters

Appliquéd pinwheel blocks in assorted floral and paisley fabrics were used to create this scrappy bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 24
Finished quilt size: 79" x 99"

Winter Tulip

by Joanne Gordon
Machine quilted by Eileen Peacher | Fabric courtesy of Northcott/Monarch

A reverse appliqué border was used around the appliquéd tulip on this precious little wall hanging for a truly unique effect.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 26-1⁄2" x 26-1⁄2"

Winter Tulip
Midnight Elements

Midnight Elements

by Pine Tree Country Quklts
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Quick-corner Square-in-Square blocks in shades of black and gold were used in this truly elegant lap quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 14" x 14"
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 61" x 75"

Country Inn

By Catherine Purifoy
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

No border strips to cut! Pieced blocks and setting squares were used instead to create a bordered look for this soft floral lap quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 63 (18 Block A, 17 Block B, 14 Block C, 14 setting)
Finished quilt size: 63" x 81"

Country Inn
Love Is

Love Is

By Pine Tree Country Quilts
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Get the new year off to a good start with this warm-hearted table topper and calendar quilt set—great for a country dining area!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished calendar quilt size: 34" x 48"
Finished table topper size: 21" x 21"

Woven Lace

by Barbara Campbell
Quilted by Janice Jamison | Fabric courtesy of Lyndhurst Studio

Simple nine-patch blocks, sewn into a diagonal setting, were used to create dimension and depth in this fabulous queen-size quilt. Visit www.loveinstitches.com to download a free pattern for the coordinating pillowcases.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 61 (24 Block A,
12 Block B, 25 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 100" x 100"

Woven Lace


Baby Love

There Goes Paddington

There Goes Paddington

by Helen Weinman
Quilted by Julie Lariviere | Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures by Cranston

Paddington sets forth on his own adventures with this very colorful child's quilt. Make it to give as a gift together with a stuffed Paddington bear and storybook!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 71⁄2" x 71⁄2"
Number of blocks: 25
Finished quilt size: 56" x 56"

Sea World

By Pine Tree Country Quilts
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Make a splash! Whimsical sea creatures float in the blocks and borders of this colorful little toddler quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 6" x 9"
Number of blocks: 25
Finished quilt size: 44" x 59"

Sea World

Cow Says Moo

Cow Says Moo

By Michele Crawford
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Barnyard animals will amuse baby in this "udderly" delightful quilt!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 12 (6 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 56" x 68"


Baby Baby

By Michele Crawford
Quilted by Kay Kimball | Fabric courtesy of Telegraph Road Studio

One pink, one blue! These simple one-block quilts are perfect for twins or any baby brother and sister!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished block size: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 36
Finished quilt size: 50" x 50"

Baby Baby


Back to the Thirties

Ring O Rosies

Ring O' Rosies

By Toby Lischko
Pieced by Dolores Keaton | Fabric courtesy of Windham Fabrics

No curved piecing! Just cut circles from simple four-patch units and appliqué them to background fabric! Then fuse background fabric to the back of the four-patch cutouts to cover the openings. What could be easier?

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 35 (18 Block A, 17 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 56" x 72"


Steps to the Stars

By Jean Ann Wright
Fabric courtesy of Marcus Brothers

Assorted Thirties prints were used to create this scrappy bed quilt, which uses Courthouse Steps and two different star blocks.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 30 (15 Courthouse Steps,
8 Blue Star, 7 Pink Star)
Finished quilt size: 75" x 87"

Steps to the Stars

Great Outdoors
Big Sky Country

Big Sky Country

By Deborah Mosa
Pieced and quilted by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilterso

Wild horses roam through Big Sky Country in this beautiful tribute to the American West.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 10" x 10" (corner),
20" x 20" (center), 10" x 20" (side)
Number of blocks: 9 (4 corner, 1 center, 4 side)
Finished quilt size: 64" x 64"


Polar Express

by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Bear Paw blocks and scenic Arctic prints were used to create a wonderful winter quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished block size: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 25
Finished quilt size: 84" x 91"

Polar Express
Snowy Trees

Snowy Trees

by Roxane Hepker
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Only one piece of tree print fabric was used for the background of the moose appliqué on this delightful winter wall hanging.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 31" x 36"



features
Designer Profile:
Renowned quiltmaker Johanna Wilson and her Plum Creek patterns

The Barn Art of Miami County:
Mary Quinley visits the quilt art barns of Ohio

Fabric Showcase: A Trip to Katmandu
Mark Lipiniski's latest fabric—designed to be embellished

2008 Old Tippecanoe Block Challenge
click here for details

Pieces of the Past: World War II Sweetheart Pillows
Patricia L. Cummings uncovers soldiers' mementoes

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