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MARCH 2009 March 2009 Issue contents
 

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Orchid Vine
by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Fabric courtesy of Northcott/Monarch

Go wild with orchids! Curl up with this colorful quilt and a good book on a spring day, and enjoy the sunshine.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 6″ x 12″
Number of blocks: 24
Finished quilt size: 57½″ x 65½″

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Orchid Vine

Laurel Meadow

Laurel Meadow
by MARIANNE ELIZABETH
Quilted by Janet-Lee Santeusanio. Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Create a garden escape! Paisley and toile fabrics were sewn together with large florals to make this home dec bedroom ensemble.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 10½″ x 10½″
Number of blocks: 50 (30 pieced, 20 setting)
Finished quilt size: 106″ x 120″

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Breath of Spring
by PAM BONO
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Spring is in the air! Get ready to redecorate with this stunning queen-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished block size: 15½″ x 15½″
Number of blocks: 36 (16 Block A, 20 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 102″ x 102″

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Breath of Spring
Southern Belle

Southern Belle
by ERIN WITT
Fabric courtesy of Windham Fabrics

Capture the romance of a bed and breakfast south of the Mason-Dixon Line! Fussy-cut florals were used in traditional blocks to create this beautiful bed quilt.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished block size: 12″ x 12″
Number of blocks: 35 (18 pieced, 17 setting)
Finished quilt size: 72″ x 96″

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Roslynn
by WENDY SHEPPARD
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Dress up a quiet little table in the corner with this fabulous easy to appliqué quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 12″ x 12″
Number of blocks: 16 (8 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C)
Finished quilt size: 62″ x 62″

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Roslynn
Bear Hugs

Bear Hugs
by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Pieced by Kathy Norton. Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Oh what a bear! This big fella measures approximately 26″ long—longer than most newborns. Just trace our full-size pattern, fuse, and stitch!

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 40″ x 48″

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Tiny Tots
by DONNA HAAS
Fabric courtesy of Red Rooster Fabrics

Play time! Inspired by a 1940s book for pre-readers, the fabric in this colorful collection was used to make a storybook quilt for toddlers.

Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate
Finished block size: 8¾″ x 9½″
Number of blocks: 12
Finished quilt size: 40″ x 53″

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Tiny Tots

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats
by LUCY A. FAZELY and MICHAEL L. BURNS
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Bubblegum and lollipops! Reproduction '30's prints were used to create this yummy child's quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 6″ x 10″ (Blocks A,B, and C), 6" x 6" (Block D)
Number of blocks: 24 (5 Block A, 10 Block B, 5 Block C, 4 Block D)
Finished quilt size: 50″ x 60″

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Rock-A-Bye
by DEBORAH MOSA
Pieced and quilted by Lucy A. Fazely and Michael L. Burns
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Little rocking horse blocks were pieced alternately with Village Squares to create a cozy flannel quilt for baby.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 10″ x 10″
Number of blocks: 9 (5 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 49″ x 49″

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Rock-A-Bye

Celebrations

Celebrations
by DEB MADIR

What a wonderfully unique way to remember special occasions such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries! The finished cake quilt can be personalized by signing the tiers. Crystals, pearl embellishments, and flower appliqués add sparkle and sophistication!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 24″ x 33″


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Home On The Range
by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp.

It's a guy thing! Cowboy and prairie prints were stitched together to convey a touch of the wild, wild west.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 12″ x 12″
Number of blocks: 18 (12 star, 6 alternate)
Finished quilt size: 67″ x 84″

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Home On The Range

Into The Wild

Into The Wild
by DEBORAH MOSA
Pieced by Larisa Key. Quilted by Gail Federowicz. Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Celebrate the most elegant and elusive of roaring cats with gorgeous, lifelike leopard prints set in a truly fabulous queen-size quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished quilt center: 36″ x 36″
Finished quilt size: 92″ x 92″

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Natural Beauty
by LUCY A. FAZELY and MICHAEL L. BURNS
Fabric courtesy of Wilmington Prints

Picnic in the park! Pieced flower blocks alternate with nine-patch blocks to make a lovely, yet practical, lap quilt that can be used just about anywhere.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 9″ x 9″
Number of blocks: 18 (12 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 54″ x 67″

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Natural Beauty
Feedsack Wind Farm

Feedsack Wind Farm
by CATE TALLMAN-EVANS
Fabric courtesy of Henry Glass & Co.

Stroll down Memory Lane! Reproduction fabrics, reminiscent of '30s feedsack prints, were used to make this scrappy Windmill quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 15¾″ x 15¾″
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 88¼″ x 88¼″

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Simply Paradise - Part 2
by DODI LEE POULSEN
Quilted by Valerie Wood

Part 1 of this project, which included the materials list and cutting directions, appeared in the January 2009 issue of The Quilter. You may also download a copy by clicking here. (PDF format, 2 MB)

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished block size: 10″ x 10″ (center),
9¼″ x 9⅜″ (side border), 9⅜″ x 9⅜″ (border corner)
Number of center blocks: 13 (1 double pinwheel, 8 star, 4 large pinwheel)
Number of border blocks: 28 (24 side, 4 corner)
Finished quilt size: 72″ x 72″

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Simply Paradise
A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life
by HEIDI PRIDEMORE
Pieced by Kathy Norton. Quilted by Doris Pridemore. Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Make an eat-and-play quilt! These appealing pups would brighten any toddler's room. See page 96 for directions on how to make the matching wall hanging.

Bow Wow Boulevard
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 8″ x 8″
Number of blocks: 9
Finished quilt size: 42″ x 42″
Doggy Favorites
Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 10″ x 10″
Number of blocks: 6
Finished quilt size: 29″ x 40″

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