Reader Favorites: 4 Fabulous Reader Quilts

In case we haven’t told you lately, we love seeing the quilts you make from the patterns we publish. Here are some quilts that readers have made from patterns published in McCall’s Quilting, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines and shared with us recently. Keep the photos coming!


Amber Talbert (left) and Luaine Myers (right) display their version of the Mountain Lil’s pattern from Quiltmaker

Amber Talbert (left) and Luaine Myers (right) display their version of the Mountain Lil’s pattern from Quiltmaker.

Luaine Myers of Howard, Colorado, wrote to Quiltmaker about a pattern she made from the May/June 2017 issue (No. 175): “When I saw Mountain Lil’s by Tricia Patterson, I knew it was for me. I live in Colorado and have breakfast each day looking at the peaks known as the Twin Sisters. I pieced this quilt and then decided to share it by raffling it off to help our Howard volunteer fire department during the community chili cook-off in June. Amber Talbert of Scraps to Squares Quilting did the longarm quilting; she is on the left side of the photo, I am on the right, and the Twin Sisters are in the background.”


Joyce VanAtta with grandson Joel display her version of the Cartwheels pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Joyce VanAtta with grandson Joel display her version of the Cartwheels pattern from McCall’s Quick Quilts.

Joyce VanAtta of Ada, Ohio, made Cartwheels from the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts as a high school graduation gift for her grandson Joel, who chose the orange and blue palette. She thought the lines and angles in the pattern seemed to fit with his engineering studies.


Sharon Holburn’s version of Spice Island from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.

Sharon Holburn’s version of Spice Island from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting.

Sharon Holburn of Langley, British Columbia, Canada, used lovely shades of blue in her version of Spice Island instead of the purples that were featured as the cover quilt for Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting’s March/April 2007 issue. Quilted by Barbara Bettles, this foundation paper-pieced beauty is truly stunning!


Renee Peacock with her version of the Santa Fe Trail pattern from McCall’s Quilting.

Renee Peacock with her version of the Santa Fe Trail pattern from McCall’s Quilting.

Renee Peacock of Baker, Florida, made her version of Santa Fe Trail from the McCall’s Quilting May/June 2017 issue as a surprise wedding gift. Renee changed the pieced border to a diamond setting and added another border to make it queen size. She hand quilted it with different Western designs for a personal touch.


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