As the summer months wane, we can look forward to cooler temperatures, fall foliage, and a bit of free time as the kids head back to school. Wouldn’t it be nice to make a back-to-school gift for that special child in your life?
Mary Hertel designed the adorable “School Daze” quilt that graces our cover for Quick Quilts August/September 2019. It’s quick and easy to make, using simple foundation piecing and a bit of fussy cutting. Aren’t the kids on the bus just so cute? Customize this quilt by printing images of your own children on fabric and then put them on the bus!
“Aquatic Critters” is a sweet design made with 3-D fabric—what could be more fun? Trust me, it’s fun, even for grown-ups.
Or check out “Molecular,” a simple design that showcases large prints. Designer Sara Lister used a science-themed fabric in her quilt making it super special for a youngster interested in science but you could customize this quilt to suit any child’s interest by simply using a different fabric.
In addition to school-themed quilts, we have put together a collection of designs that are dynamic in nature. Whether you love stripes, plaids, geometric, or florals, you will find inspiration in our pages. “Up, Up, and Away” is an incredibly simple quilt to make but by choosing striped fabrics, designer Gigi Khalsa created a strong sense of movement throughout.
“Crystal Prism” appears to have blocks “floating” above the quilt, an illusion created with a gaggle of Flying Geese while “Down the Rabbit Hole,” uses a bargello technique which makes the center of the quilt appear to recede.
Let your creative juices flow by picking up a copy of Quick Quilts September/October 2019 today—and get quilting as the kids head back to school!