As March gets underway, there are a few things we couldn’t help but reminisce about from the first issues of 2019. We celebrated a ‘sew’ happy new year with countless articles and a total of 76 quilts between all the issues. Among them were a few favorites and fun things we featured in our lookbook. Did you catch all five of these gems?
- Scrap quilts! There is something magical about putting together all those colors and shades, as well as types of fabric. Scrap quilts are always among our favorites and Love of Quilting January/February 2019 is full of them (including Patchworthy by Marianne Fons shown in the image at the top of the post).
- Add some magic. With all the pretty threads and metallic prints on cotton fabrics (meaning they are washable), we’ve been discovering new ways to add a bit of ‘magic’ to our designs. Check out the January/February 2019 issue of McCall’s Quilting for a few new ideas!
- A whole lot of LOVE. Though Valentine’s Day has passed, we know there can never be too much love in your quilting. Grab your favorite pink and red fabrics and make something lovely, or add some pieces with green for a garden-inspired version. It’s all in Quiltmaker January/February 2019.
- One for the guys. This quilt had everyone in the office oohing and ahhing over the cashmere wool and silk ties that make this baby look like it sparkles. This quilt is so spectacular, we decided to feature it in this issue’s Material Difference so you would have a little more insight into how to combine fabrics that have different weights. But that’s not all you’ll discover in Quilty January/February 2019.
- Unicorns. Have you noticed all the panel prints popping up in quilt stores these days? We have. Perhaps you passed them by because they didn’t inspire you but did you know that simply adding colorful pieced borders can take a ho-hum panel from drab to fab? This unicorn panel quilt from Easy Quilts Winter 2019 is a perfect example.
There are even more quilts featured in the January/February lookbook. Browse through the pages below and click through your favorite issues to find even more.
The Quilting Company Team