A Few of Our Favorite (Quiltmaker) Things in 2013


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.

Carolyn Beam
I like the simplicity and versatility of the design in The Right Slice in Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 13.

The Right Slice, designed by QM Staff in Quiltmaker Nov/Dec 13.

Ian Davis
I really like Sparkling Bubbles by Eileen Fowler in our July/August 13 issue the colors and shapes really pop, kind of like fireworks.

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Sparkling Bubbles designed by Eileen Fowler in Quiltmaker July/Aug 13

Kelly Eisinger
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.

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Square Roots by Peg Spradlin, a fold and sew quilt, in Quiltmaker March/April 13

[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.]

Eileen Fowler
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.)

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Knit & Purl designed by Konda Luckau in Quiltermaker Sept/Oct 13.

Note: Free knitting pattern inspired by the quilt Knit & Purl offered by our sister publication Love of Knitting (kit also available):

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Free pattern from Love of Knitting, inspired by the quilt named Knit and Purl


Diane Harris
One of my 2013 favorites is Rascal Patch designed by Denise Starck from July/August 13. I love all of the Patch Pals, but the raccoon is over-the-top adorable.

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Rascal Patch designed by Denise Starck in Quiltmaker July/Aug 13

[Note: See ALL of thePatch Pals Collection. Buy the book with patterns for the original 12 Patch Pals (however, the raccoon is not in the book.)]

Denise Starck
My favorite would be Sonja Callaghans Easy Breezy Hexies from May/June 13. I love the color palette and the quilting motif it was fun to sew.

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Easy Breezy Hexies designed by Sonja Callaghan in Quiltmaker May/June 13

Paula Stoddard
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!?!)

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My Crayon Box designed by Denise Russart in Quiltmaker Sept/Oct 13.

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.

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Lazy Sunday Mystery designed and made by Bonnie Hunter

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Lazy Sunday Mystery made by Paula Stoddard

June Dudley
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.

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Fall Skinnie by Margie Ullery in Quiltmaker July/Aug 13

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 13July/Aug 13 and Sept/Oct 13. We saw lots of readers making these delightful small quilts.

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Seasonal Skinnies designed by Margie Ullery of RibbonCandyQuilts.blogspot.com for Quiltmaker. Patterns appear in (Spring) March/April 13, (Summer) May/June 13, (Fall) July/August 13 and (Winter) Sept/Oct 13.

You can collect all 6 issues of Quiltmaker from 2013 with easy-to-use digital issues:

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!


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