The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2019-7

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Editorial

EditorialJuly in the northern hemisphere is a hard month to pursue the love of quilting. It is a time of gardening and summer activities. But it is also a time when there is often a push to get started on holiday projects. What to do – what to do? How about while pursuing other summer activities, you start the planning for the projects that you want to accomplish before the end of the year. If a summer trip is planned, take a list of what you need for quilt projects, just in case you happen upon a sale at a quaint little quilt shop on your travels. TQPM’s designers have some perfect projects this month to get you started on that planning.

Reeze Hanson has returned with In the Pines, a fabulous pieced tree quilt. It is a great design for the man in your life, a great quilt for the cabin, or jazz it up with embellishments for a holiday quilt.

Jaci Lawson brings you O Easy Christmas Tree Skirt. You would never know it by looking at it, but the skill level is designated “easy” - a perfect design for gift making whatever your skill level may be.

Cinzia White’s striking table runner, This Way Please, in black, white, and red packs a punch of drama for any table. This paper-pieced star design is so versatile. Change the colors to blue, yellow, and red for a nautical star. Change the colors to red, white, and blue for a patriotic-themed table. For a glittery winter star runner, try blue, silver, and red.

TQPM staff member Nan Baker’s Garden Diamonds tricks the eye with her on-point illusion design. Make eight half square triangles at a time to quickly sew up another gift idea.

With a little planning while gardening, traveling, or just enjoying your summer fun, you will be all prepared when the time comes to sit at your sewing machine again.

Barbara

Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternReeze Hanson has combined traditional piecing and foundation paper piecing in this nature inspired design. Using only three fabrics, the design is created by making a single block with flying geese in two variations by switching the fabric placement. The blocks are set among the trees. Finally, a flock of foundation triangle units borders the quilt. Hit the store or check your stash to find the perfect fabrics for your In the Pines.
PatternJoin Jaci Lawson in the Witch's Broom group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. Embroider your Haunted House this month. Project started in the May 2019 issue.
PatternBrighten your Christmas décor with Jaci Lawson’s O Easy Christmas Tree Skirt, a modern sew-as-you-go project. Once the trees are placed on the background, you can decorate them with embellishments.
PatternJoin Victoria Rice in the Char’s Stars group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. In round 2, add flying geese to your round-robin quilt. Project started in the May 2019 issue.
PatternCinzia White’s table runner, This Way Please, was made by Margaret Di Salvio using the block Merry Xmas from C&T’s newest book, The Storyteller’s Sampler Quilt, by Cinzia White. The book presents 359 new hexagon designs joined together to make a king-size sampler quilt. The block in this table runner was enlarged 400% from the original.
PatternAlthough the design looks like the blocks are set on-point, it is an illusion created by twisting and turning a single block. Prepare yourself to make some HSTs. The various fabric combinations in the HSTs yield a fast and fun design. It is time to search your stash for some nice tonals or small to medium prints so you can make your own Nan Baker's Garden Diamonds.

PatternJoin Nan Baker and Terry Casey in the Christmas Greetings From the Sea group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum.There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. Little Fishes swim throughout your quilt. Project started in the March 2019 issue.


Searching for UFOs

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Gallery Update

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Garden Diamonds
Made by Meloney F
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O Easy Christmas Tree Skirt
Made by Theresa V
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O Easy Christmas Tree Skirt
Made by Denniele B
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O Easy Christmas Tree Skirt
Made by Kari B
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This Way Please
Made by Amy S
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This Way Please
Made by Kandy C
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This Way Please
Made by Penny B

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