I thought it was a fitting time to look back at some of our favoriteQuiltmaker patterns this year, so I asked QM staff to share what their favorite quilt is from 2013.
I really like Sparkling Bubbles by Eileen Fowler in our July/August 13 issue the colors and shapes really pop, kind of like fireworks.
As a new quilter I am intrigued by the simplicity of Peg Spradlin’s fold and sew method demonstrated in Square Roots in March/April 13. It is easy to understand and execute. This quilt design also gives a lot of room to experiment with color and fabric designs to create a variety of styles.
[Note: we like Pegs Fold and Sew method so much that we invited her to submit blocks for a new column in our 2014 issues.]
My favorite is Konda Luckaus Knit & Purl in the Sept/Oct 13 issue. I love the illusion of dimension created by the colors, values and design. It was fun auditioning the fabrics to see how different combinations worked. (And Im a terrible knitterbut I could easily sew a zillion triangle-squares with Triangulations.)
Note: Free knitting pattern inspired by the quilt Knit & Purl offered by our sister publication Love of Knitting (kit also available):
My favorite quilt is Crayon Box, designed by Denise Russart. Making each crayon was a little adventure, waiting to see how it looked when it was all put together. I spent a good couple of weekends hunkered in my sewing room, sewing crayons and catching up on Downton Abbey. It was really fun. (Do you know about our Jan/Feb 14 cover quilt made with fabric inspired by Downton Abbey!?!)
And then, I couldn’t pick just one, another of my 2013 favorites is Bonnie Hunters Lazy Sunday. This was a 4-part mystery quilt that started in March/April 13. I really love the soft Christmas colors in the version that I made romantic and sweet. Its one of my favorite quilts now.
Yes, I collected owls in the 1970s and now theyre trendy all over again. I think Margie Ullerys Fall Skinnie in July/Aug 13 is adorable.
If the criteria for favorite quilts includes what you made and sent pictures of, this years all time favorites would have to be all of the Seasonal Skinnies from Margie that appeared in March/April 13, May/June 13, July/Aug 13 and Sept/Oct 13. We saw lots of readers making these delightful small quilts.
You can collect all 6 issues of Quiltmaker from 2013 with easy-to-use digital issues:
- January/February 2013
- March/April 2013
- May/June 2013
- July/August 2013
- September/October 2013
- November/December 2013
What were your favorite Quiltmaker projects this year? Tell us all in a comment below.
From the Quiltmaker staff to all of our quilting family, we hope you enjoy your favorite people, quilts and other things this holiday season!