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Hydrangea Squares

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Northcott

Churn Dash Variation blocks in shades of blue and purple were used to create this romantic bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 14" x 14"
Number of blocks: 25 (13 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 91" x 91"

 

Hydradgea Squares

Marabella

Marabella

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Soft and sweet! This charming table topper is the perfect accessory for a breakfast room or porch.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 13 (9 pieced, 4 appliqué)
Finished quilt size: 49" x 49"

 


Melrose

by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

Wild Goose and Basket blocks make a striking combination in this sophisticated queen-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 14" x 14"
Number of blocks: 25 (13 Block A, 12 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 94½" x 94½"

 

Melrose

Garden Path Placemats

Garden Path Placemats

by PAM and ROBERT BONO
Pieced by Susan Clark
Quilted by Mary Nordeng

Simply elegant! Quick-corner piecing was used to create delectable flower bud blocks. Make them in romantic pink or friendship yellow.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into placemat: 4½" x 6" (Block A), 5½" x 6" (Block B)
Finished placemat size: 15" x 18"

 


Flutterbye Dreams

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Easy piecing, with a hint of appliqué!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 16 (4 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 4 setting)
Finished quilt size: 48" x 48"

 

Flutterbye Dreams

sunny day

Sunny Day Part 2

by SANDI IRISH
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Good morning starshine! Eight-Pointed Star and Flower Pot blocks were artfully arranged in this magnificent bed quilt.

Skill level: Advanced
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10" Basket, 6" x 6" Star, 6" x 6" Square-in-a-Square
Number of blocks: 40 (8 Basket, 16 Star, 16 Square-in-a-Square)
Finished quilt size: 86" x 108"

 



Daybreak

by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of FreeSpirit

Enjoy the sweet life with whisper-soft fabrics in trendy designs!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 9 (5 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 50" x 50"

 

Daybreak

Low Tide

Low Tide

by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of RJR Fabrics

Sew easy! One simple block was colored two different ways with gorgeous sea print fabrics to create this outstanding quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 9" x 9"
Number of blocks: 32 (10 Block A, 10 Block B, 12 setting)
Finished quilt size: 63" x 78¾"

 


Savannah Summer

by CHRISTINE STAINBROOK
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Southern hospitality! Broken Star blocks in pastel shades of pink, green, and cream evoke the romance of a summer night.

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 14¾" x 14¾"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 90" x 90"

 

Savanah Summer

Seaside Garden

Seaside Garden

by YOLANDA FUNDORA
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Brighten an entryway with this summer-themed banner made by the fabric designer herself!

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into banner: 9" x 11"
Number of blocks: 3
Finished banner size: 15" x 39"

 


Butterfly Dance

by LORI HEIN
Quilted by Laurie Burgess
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Butterfly motifs were appliquéd to Square-in-a-Square blocks to create a seasonal little quilt for spring. Use it as a wall hanging or table topper!

Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 16 (6 Block A, 6 Block B, 4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 50" x 50"

 

Butterfly Dance

Safari Adventure

Safari Adventure

by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Cozy up! Baby animals parade across this warm and cuddly flannel quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 41" x 58½"

 


Tubby Time

by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Elizabeth's Studio and Benartex

Make bath time fun time! Dry little ones off, then wrap them in a quilt made with love.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 33¾" x 39"

 

Tubby Time

Patriotic Welcome

Patriotic Welcome

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

Celebrate the Fourth of July or welcome home a family member in the military with this patriotic banner!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 24" x 33"

 


Running Free

by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Cathy Franks
Fabric courtesy of Clothworks

Capture the spirit of wild horses with this contemporary fabric and color palette based on the designs of Laurel Burch.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 58" x 64"

 

Running Free

Christmas in Baltimore

Christmas in Baltimore

by MIMI DIETRICH
Quilted by Maria O'Haver
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

No time to appliqué? Use appliqué print squares instead, then quilt around the motifs to create a Baltimore Album-style quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 64 (24 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 32 setting)
Finished quilt size: 85" x 85"

 


Snow Day

by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Pieced by Kathy Norton
Quilted by Doris Pridemore
Fabric courtesy of P&B Textiles

No school! Time to play. Snowball blocks and scenic stripe sashing strips were used to make this quick-and-easy project.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 6" x 6"
Number of blocks: 20
Finished quilt size: 51" x 66"

 

Snow Day
Fabric Showcase:
Little Pink Stars
by Margo Krager for Blue Hill Fabrics

"Visiting my friend Bette Faries at her Montana ranch often includes looking at her quilt collection. Her quilt, Little Pink Stars, always captures my attention."
little pink stars


Whims Watercolors Quilting Entrepreneurs:
Whims Watercolor Quilts
by Bailey Wolff

Watercolor made easy!



Electric Quilt 7 Basics
by Andrea Bishop

Ever wish someone could teach you Electric Quilt? Well, someone can! EQ's webmaster and software educator breaks down the steps. Open your EQ progam and start designing!
EQ 7

Pieces of the Past Pieces of the Past:
Straight Talk About Quilt Care
by Patricia L. Cummings

How to keep quilts free from pests!


Felonious Quilting
by Kevin R. Henry

Why are some convicts making quilts? One prison inmate tells us his story.
felonous quilts

Karen McTavish:
Combining Tradition and Technology

by Dawn Goldsmith

In 1997, Karen McTavish never envisioned herself a quilter. Her mom, Jan, got her interested. Now, Karen includes machine quilter, teacher of the year, judge, and author in her bio.
long arm quilting


Whims Watercolors Let’s Buy a Machine Quilting Frame

Imagine this scenario: You have perfected piecing and appliqué and have amassed a pile of completed quilt tops. Perhaps you have tried to machine quilt them with your home sewing maching and given up in frustration because it is just too difficult to wrestle that quilt sandwich under the needle. Now, you are thinking about purchasing a quilting frame that you can use with your sewing machine.



Quilt Gallery: Road to California

Each year for the past 15 years, quilters have descended upon Ontario, California, to attend the Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase. Here, we highlight some of the award winners of the 2010 show.
Road to Callifornia