Love of Quilting January/Feburary 2018


love-of-quilting-january-february-2018 copyIt’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to start a new quilting project. And, we’ve got some ideas to help you with that!

If you like a challenge, then take a look at Amethyst (page 102), a gorgeous bed-sized quilt of diamonds and squares by designer Christina McCourt. We’ve included a Sew Easy lesson to walk you through making diamond rectangle units. Other lovely traditional quilts in this issue are Oh, Mercy (page 32), by Angie Milligan, and Rouge (page 92), a beauty in red and white by Krisanne Watkins.

A more modern take on a traditional design can be found with Key Largo (page 56), a Log Cabin variation done up in beautiful blue batiks with a touch of appliqué.

If you’re more inclined to start out the year working on a small project, consider New Arrival (page 80), an adorable baby quilt that you can personalize with whimsical embroidery or appliqué, or Pacific Splash (page 86), a pretty table runner that features a slick and novel technique – reverse appliqué.

We hope you enjoy the variety of projects we’ve offered in this issue, and that they inspire you all through your quilting journey this year!


  • Stars of Freedom: Quilt of Valor®
  • Wildflower Garden: Irish Chain
  • Starring Sunflowers: Fussy-cut border
  • Oh, Mercy: Compassion quilt
  • Rise and Shine: Pieced curves
  • Key Largo: Log Cabin variation
  • Dinner or Supper? Table runner
  • New Arrival: Baby quilt
  • Pacific Splash: Reverse appliqué
  • Rouge: Secondary block pattern
  • Spinning Sisters: Pinwheel blocks
  • Amethyst: Faceted gems



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