Quiltmaker November/December 2019: Holiday Happenings

The year is coming to a close and the holidays are upon us. Are you ready to finish up the year with some last-minute projects? From vintage to modern, we have got fun in our pages. Let’s get started!

If you love vintage designs, we have a few to get you excited. Grandma’s Lace by Elaine Theriault uses heirloom crocheted doilies (but you can use store-bought if you prefer) so you can see and enjoy those family memories every day. Christmas Cactus was an unfinished quilt top that was completed by Jennifer Strauser. In her designer profile, she offers tips for finishing these neglected vintage quilt tops. Nine-Patch Wreaths by Abigail Dolinger has a delightful retro feel, though it is made with current fabrics.

If you are looking for a small project that can be made quickly, Spruce and Berry Coasters by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a quick gift with modern flair. Bear-y Christmas, the latest design from Mary Hertel, is a fabulous tree skirt featuring paper pieced bears. If you love it, don’t miss Mary’s sister design in the November/December 2019 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Christmas in Evergreen is a sweet quilt by Terri Vanden Bosch that reminds me of a favorite Hallmark movie. Twilight Forest by Geraldine Wilkins is a delightful forest scene that you will enjoy all winter long. Crystal Clear is 2½” strip friendly—time to finally break into that jellyroll and have some fun!

Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting!
Tracy

In the November/December 2019 issue of Quiltmaker:

Quilts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

  • Christmas Cactus (intermediate) A vintage quilt top is finished by Jennifer Strauser
  • Nine-Patch Wreaths (easy) Abigail Dolinger makes a quilt with retro appeal
  • Holiday Windmills (easy) Showcase your quilting with Diane Harris’ pre-cut friendly quilt
  • Bear-y Christmas (challenging) Make a delightful tree skirt using Mary Hertel’s charming paper-pieced bear
  • Spruce and Berry Coasters (intermediate) Give a set of modern coasters using this design by Sherri Cifaldi-Morrill
  • Christmas in Evergreen (intermediate) Piecing and appliqué commingle in this design by Terri Vanden Bosch

Patterns

  • Fleur (intermediate) Pam Boswell gets fancy with this twist on a traditional Snails Trail
  • Hawaiian Holiday (intermediate) This paper-pieced beauty by Wendy Sheppard is fun to make
  • Grandma’s Lace (easy) Elaine Theriault made this quilt to see her mom’s doilies every day
  • Twilight Forest (challenging) Geraldine Wilkins’ winter forest is a sight to behold
  • Crystal Clear (easy) Grab a jellyroll and make this easy-to-piece quilt

Meet the Designers

  • Jennifer Strauser
  • Abigail Dolinger
  • Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Features

  • Rule Your Quilt Angela Huffman shows us how to do more with crosshatching using rulers
  • Modern Musings Vivika DeNegre explores the modern quilting movement
  • Quilty Gifts Gift ideas for your quilting friends
  • Extra! Extra! Do you follow us online? If not, you may have missed some of these free patterns and tutorials

Departments

  • From the Editor
  • Sew to Speak
  • Find Your Inspiration
  • Creative Spark
  • Basic Lessons
  • Addicted to Scraps

Pattern Pull-Out Section

Departments

  • From the Editor
  • Sew to Speak
  • Find Your Inspiration
  • Creative Spark
  • Basic Lessons
  • Addicted to Scraps

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