My quilting heritage is rich. My grandmother, my mother, and all of her sisters were quilters. I grew up surrounded by quilts made with leftovers from sewing garments and other fabrics. Scrap quilts are among my favorites. There is something magical about putting together all those colors and shades, as well as types of fabric—prints, geometrics, and solids.
My fabric inventory, if left unattended, would soon take over my whole house. But the long, cold months of January and February are when quilters settle in and get cozy with new patchwork projects and fresh quilting intentions—like clearing out our fabric stash. To help you with that, we’ve included five projects from “Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting” television series. There are some great ideas from our stars and their guests for you to check out.
Scrap quilts are satisfying in that they can use so many bits and pieces from a fabric stash. Scrap quilts become family favorites because they bring memories of past projects to life. I remember as a child sitting on my grandmother’s quilts with my sister looking for pieces of our favorite dresses.
Scrap quilts can be easy, intermediate, or difficult but whatever your skill level, technique, or pattern, it is gratifying to combine all those pieces and parts and come up with a work of art. Because that’s what our quilts are. They are works of art.
So flip through the pages of Love of Quilting’s January/February 2019 issue, find your favorite and get started on your very own scrap quilt, your very own work of art. It’s so fulfilling!
Lori Baker, Editor of Love of Quilting
In this Issue
Dance With The Stars
Getting Gussied Up
Pins and Plaids
Into The Woods
Sew Many Tips
Sew & Tell
Trunk Show: Bonnie Hunter
Quilting the Quilt: Which Way Doth the Wind Blow?