‘Tis the season! The wee witches and gleeful goblins have tricked-and-treated with great success, so it’s OK to put away the orange and black fabrics, and break out the wintery glitter and cozy plaids! The 2019 November/December magazines from the Quilting Company are bursting with special treats to sew—some sew up quick, some are meant to be savored, and all are designed to be enjoyed! Check out what’s in store, and find your holiday stitching indulgence!
String the Lights by Connie Kauffman features scrappy, strip-pieced pine trees in cozy-looking plaids.
For the Love of Quilting by Denise Starck is our reflection on the past 20 years of Love of Quilting magazine. Broken into six installments starting in this issue, the anniversary sampler is inspired by some of our favorite patterns from over the years.
Path to Grandma’s House by Charisma Horton is a delightful voyage through the snowy pine forest, past twinkling red stars. Travel along the red-patch pathways to find the cozy house block at the center.
Little Red Truck Mary Hertel—so excellent at pictorial patchwork—has designed a sweet Christmas tree skirt. Hardworking red trucks travel around the base of the skirt, delivering Christmas trees and holiday cheer!
Holly Star We’ve come to expect fabulous appliqué from Jo Moury, and her Christmas quilt does not disappoint! Fussy-cut Christmas cardinals and festive appliqué make this a quilt to celebrate.
Poinsettia Reel Deliciously red, Patti Carey’s Christmas quilt also spotlights birds and florals of the season with fussy-cut prints, and the mitered border is a Christmas treat!
Christmas in Evergreen Terri Vanden Bosch makes the season fun with her wall hanging. Red and green and checked all over, this quilt is built with half-square triangles, making a simple but effective design. It’s the appliqué that makes it darling—red truck, Christmas tree, and twinkling stars!
Holiday Windmills Diane Harris makes even simple designs unusual, combining pinks and gray with standard Christmas colors to add a little signature sass. The simple patchwork begs for you to pull out the quilting stops, and skate and twirl in freemotion bliss across the surface!
Nine-Patch Wreath Abigail Dolinger uses simple, classic patchwork to make abstract shapes – Nine-Patch units become berries and stitch-and-flip techniques give your wreaths!
Let It Snow Eileen Fowler paired simplified LeMoyne stars with an outstanding gnome print, making the perfect silly, fun, cozy winter’s day quilt. The chenilled panel print makes a textured cozy pillow to cuddle with.
Winter’s Waltz Karen Bialik takes us on a winter’s dance. The patchwork stars with fussy-cut centers drift and dance across the quilt, and the subtle gray-and-white patchwork background is as soft as snowdrifts.
Peace and Joy Red and silver, this quick quilt by Ramona Sorenson, is a delightful pattern to sew. It sews up quickly, giving you enough to make the coordinating pillows before your Christmas visitors arrive!
Trim the Tree Wedge-shaped baubles hang from Flying Geese strings on Charisma Horton’s charming quilt. The primary colors are pulled from Santa’s workshop palette.
Starry Nights Spangled with 8 Friendship Star quilt blocks, Abigail Dolinger’s fast table runner is perfect Hanukkah décor. Now you just need to invite the friends and family!
Peppermint Candies Nancy Scott You can ‘t get any sweeter than this quilt! The swirling red-and-white blocks are sweetly easy to make, and the overall result is minty fresh!