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Spring Fling

Somewhere in Time

by HELEN WEINMAN
Quilted by Julie Lariviere
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Soft rose and green florals create a blended Log Cabin garden quilt
that will render any bedroom springtime fresh!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 20
Finished quilt size: 90" x 105"

 

Somewhere in Time

Batik Beauty

Batik Beauty

by ROXANNE CARTER
Quilted by Becky Marshall

So easy, yet so beautiful! Assorted batiks add depth and movement to this breezy Irish Chain lap quilt.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 48 (24 Block A, 24 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 62" x 78"

Spring Star

by VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Fabric courtesy of Bali Fabrics

Vivid batik fabrics were used to create this 44" square pieced and appliquéd jewel-tone quilt. Use it either as a wall hanging or table topper to add pizzazz to any room!

Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Finished fan block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 8
Finished quilt size: 44" x 44"

Spring Star
Rosie's Garden

Rosie's Garden

by RETTA WAREHIME
Fabric courtesy of Quilting Treasures

Everything old is new again! 1930s fabrics, owned by Retta Warehime's grandmother Rosie, were the inspiration for this charming collection.

Finished block size: 8" x 8"
Number of blocks: 8
Finished quilt size: 61" x 85"

Carnaby Cottage

by PINE TREE COUNTRY QUILTS
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Return to London's swinging sixties with retro fabric and this oh-so-easy block design!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 16" x 16"
Number of blocks: 16
Finished quilt size: 84" x 94"

Carnaby Cottage
Always a Bridesmaid

Always a Bridesmaid

by JEAN ANN WRIGHT
Quilted by Shannon Baker
Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Sister's Choice blocks alternate with an appliquéd bride's bouquet in the quilt center and bridesmaid's floral arrangements in the corners!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 15" x 15"
Number of blocks: 9 (4 Sister's Choice, 5 appliqué)
Finished quilt size: 60" x 60"

Cat Tales

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Fabric courtesy of Benartex

Napping, fishing, chasing dragonflies— it's a cat's life! The center of this whimsical wall hanging is actually one printed panel. Just quilt around the motifs to make it look pieced!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 33" x 42"

Cat Tales

A Passion for Pansies

A Passion for Pansies

by LARISA KEY
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Purple and yellow pansy print squares surround a large ring of appliqués in this easy to make strip-pieced bed quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished quilt size: 75" x 93"

Child's Play

Nighty Night

by LUCY A. FAZELY and MICHAEL L. BURNS
Fabric courtesy of Exclusively Quilters

Soft and sweet! Make this darling little baby quilt with just one block colored two different ways.

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 12 (6 Block A, 6 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 52" x 64"

Nighty Night

Jungle Fever


Jungle Fever

by MICHELE CRAWFORD
Quilted by Kay Kimball
Fabric courtesy of Northcott/Monarch

This playful animal print quilt, which uses Courthouse Steps and fused Circle in a Square blocks, would make a colorful quilt for any child!

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 10" x 10"
Number of blocks: 20 (10 Block A, 10 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 59" x 69"


Boy Oh Boy

by KATHY BROWN
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp.

Snips and snails--and puppy dog tails! The bold colors in this fabric collection are just perfect for a little boy's room. Use it as a wall hanging, crib, or toddler quilt!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 38" x 51"

Boy Oh Boy

Something Different
Itty Bitty Garden Girls

Itty Bitty Garden Girls

by PEARL LOUISE KRUSH
Fabric courtesy of Troy Corp..

Make some charming spring miniatures in just a few hours! These little quilts are easy to create with small scraps and fusible web!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished quilt size: 3-1⁄2" x 8-1⁄2"

A Girl's Work

by JANE QUINN

It's all in a day's work! Reproduction print character squares add a bit of nostalgia to this cheerful little quilt. Colorful dimensional triangle units and a bright ruffle provide the perfect finishing touches!

Skill level: Beginner
Finished block size: 10-1⁄2" x 10-1⁄2"
Number of blocks: 6
Finished quilt size: 42" x 56"

A Girl's Work
Daisies in the Cabin – Part 2

Daisies in the Cabin – Part 2

byPAM BONO
Quilted by Mary Nordeng
Fabric courtesy of Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Simply sensational! Part 1 of this two-part series (which included the
materials list, cutting, and directions for Blocks A and B)
appeared in the March 2008 issue of The Quilter. If you missed it,
visit www.pambonodesigns.com to download Part 1.

Skill level: Advanced
Finished block size: 15-1⁄2" x 15-1⁄2" Block A,
                             16-1⁄2" x 16-1⁄2" Blocks B, C, D, and E
Number of blocks: 36
            (12 Block A, 4 Block B, 4 Block C, 4 Block D, 12 Block E)
Finished quilt size: 100" x 100"

Rainy Day

by MAUREEN EGAN

This cheerful wall hanging is guaranteed to brighten up even the rainiest day! To make the matching pillows, just assemble a few extra blocks after you make the quilt.

Skill level: Intermediate
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Number of blocks: 6 (4 for quilt, 2 for pillows)
Finished quilt size: 37" x 37"
Finished pillow size: 14" x 14"

Rainy Day

features

Feature Teacher: Retta Warehime
A chat with well-known author and fabric designer Retta Warehimen

2007 Quest for a Cure Block Challenge Winners
Winning blocks from Northcott's 2007 challenge

Fabric Showcase
Featuring Windham Fabrics’ Mark Twain Collection in association with the Mark Twain House & Museum

The Blanket Maker
Quilting among the Natives
by Marijke Vroomen-Durning

Pieces of the Past: This is New Hampshire!
Four Generations of Needlework from the Lewis Collection
by Patricia L. Cummings

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2008 Quest for a Cure Block Challenge
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2008 Old Tippecanoe Block Challenge
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