While you are likely thinking about soaking up some fun in the remaining warm days of the season and back to school activities, at The Quilting Company we have been putting the final touches on our November/December 2019 issue of Quiltmaker. That’s right, it has been full-on holiday time here! Our theme for this issue is Quilts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and I can truly say that from vintage to modern, we have got fun in our pages along with quite a few quilt patterns that you will want to make. Want a preview of what’s to come? I thought so!
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.
Nine-Patch Wreaths by Abigail Dolinger has a delightful retro feel, though it is made with current fabrics—Jubilee Holiday by Amanda Murphy for Benartex.
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. Make up a few and pair them with a bottle of wine for a lovely hostess gift.
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 featuring a vintage red truck.
Twilight Forest by Geraldine Wilkins is a delightful forest scene that you will enjoy all winter long.
Want a quick quilt project? Crystal Clear is 2½” strip friendly—time to finally break into that jellyroll and have some fun!
Happy Holidays and Happy Quilting!
Tracy Mooney, editor, Quiltmaker