The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2021-04

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Editorial

Editorial

April may well be my favorite month. Spring is on its way. It is time for the ground to thaw, and spring bulbs start the work of bursting through.

The April issue of TQPM is also bursting. First of all, we get the much-anticipated conclusion to Nan Baker's Final Spin. I know there are many looking forward to finishing this project. Also finishing this month is my Joker's Wild. This issue also brings the second installment of Basket Block from Sue Beevers. All of these are marvelous projects. I hope you are sharing pictures of your progress in each project's Pattern Pastiche group.

For those of you who loved RaeLyn Boothe's Star Gazer pattern in the March issue this issue brings the Star Gazer Pillow. This companion project will be quick to complete. For some scrappy fun, Let's Party from Cinzia White is just the ticket. The final pieced quilt in this month's issue is Nancy Noah's Stars and Squares. Mimic her patriotic color scheme or pick one of your own.

If appliqué is your thing, check out Tulips in Bloom from Denise Mohler. This flower-filled table runner might just be the project for you. The tulips will bring you the spirit of spring.

As always, TQPM provides many tested patterns for you. Each issue is full of beautiful designs, just as April is full of beautiful days. Please enjoy the beginning of spring.

Bonny

Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternWith Let's Party, Cinzia White provides us with a fun and whimsical design. Designed for yardage, it is a great project for using your scraps. The design will look great in brights, pastels, or any other colors. Imagine it using patriotic prints, Halloween fabrics, or Christmas fabrics. Your stash is sure to have a selection of fabrics that would work, so get busy and Let's Party.

Let's Party is a wonderful machine-pieced quilt. The simple four-patch is framed by a tilted border to provide a sense of movement and vibrancy.

PatternThe Star Gazer Pillow is a companion project to the Star Gazer quilt by RaeLyn Boothe. You can find the quilt pattern in the March 2021 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The blocks in this project were created from the off-cuts of the border blocks of the quilt. It seemed such a shame to discard such pretty pieces. The companion project seemed to will itself into existence.

Love the pillow but didn't make the quilt? We've included instructions on how you can recreate the off-cut blocks. We'll use some unconventional piecing, but we'll get there.

PatternJoin Bonny Peters in the Joker's Wild group on Pattern Pastiche, a private online quilters’ forum. It is time to finish this project..

This project starts with the November 2020 issue and concludes in the April 2021 issue.

PatternNancy Noah's Stars and Squares turns the ordinary into the extraordinary! Whether you choose Nancy's primary colors, or your coordinating palatte, it will be a stunning "keeper" or gift. Have fun with with Stars and Squares.

PatternJoin Nan Baker in the Final Spin group on Pattern Pastiche, a private online quilters’ forum. We get to make block 4.

This project starts with the September 2020 issue and concludes in the April 2021 issue.

PatternWith Tulips in Bloom, Denise Mohler provides us with an appliqué project that shows the beauty of the spring season. With its bright colors and playful arrangement, Tulips in Bloom will be your go-to table runner when you need that cheerful lift of spring anytime during the year.

PatternJoin Sue Beevers in the Basket Block group on Pattern Pastiche, a private online quilters’ forum. Let's make our second block with baskets.

This project starts with the March 2021 issue and concludes in the July 2021 issue.


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Stars and Squares
Made by Amy S

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Stars Gazer Pillow
Made by Victoria R
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Tulips in Bloom
Made by Kathryn E
 

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Quilter's Progress

The Quilter’s Progress Block of the Month quilt, by Bonny Peters of Cat Den Mountain Quilts, is designed to move your quilting skills forward. Starting with simple squares and rectangles, the blocks will get more challenging as the months go along. At the end, you will have made half-square triangle and other units as well as learned how to foundation paper piece and easily sew simple curves. Yardage is provided for the quilt but you could certainly make the blocks scrappy. Although, for your blocks to float, it is recommended that you use a single background fabric. With only one block to piece each month, there will be plenty of time to keep up.

The design has the blocks floating so there is no worrying about matching points between blocks. The on-point setting adds another skill to learn.

 

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Basket Block

The Baskets and More Baskets project by Cindy McCoy, offered on Pattern Pastiche, a private online quilters' forum, had wonderful basket blocks. One of the first blocks offered caught my attention. It's a simple motif that offers myriad opportunities for modification. Multiple blocks can be combined and then repeated in different orientations to create an entirely new block.

In addition to a marvelous pattern, Sue Beevers also describes how she developed her design for Basket Block, a new BOM with a fresh take on the classic basket block.

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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

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