As the daylight hours gradually increase at this time of year, we begin to feel a little spring in our step, maybe even a sense of playfulness! For those in wintry climes, we may already be dreaming of the flower seeds we will plant once the ground thaws. But there’s no need to wait for the growing season to arrive to “grow” a quilting garden of flowers!
In this issue, we bring you fresh-as-spring quilt designs with floral themes. As you turn each page, keep an eye out for just-right Mother’s Day projects, too!
InRun for the Roses, Angela Huffman’s design nods to the Kentucky Derby and the hand-sewn blanket of roses draped over the winner. The pink roses featured in the fabrics look so real you can almost smell them!
Dodi Poulsen reminisces her mother gardening in a San Francisco backyard with Mom’s Flower Bedfeaturing delightful bold blooms and twirling garden spinners.
Play with the paper foundation piecing technique to create vibrant blossoms in a sweet, petite table topper or wall hanging! Connie Kauffman’s Pixie Posies incorporates bright batiks and cute little button accents.
Have fun selecting a group of cheerful fat quarters for Pam Nourse’s show-stopping bed quilt,Daisy Chain Delight. Her design incorporates the look of Improved Nine-Patch blocks without curves and a single fusible appliqué template for dazzling arrays of flower petals and latticed leaves.
Try your hand at English paper piecing with just 12 hexagon flowers combined with a bit of appliqué and piecing for a charming wild patch of Brown-Eyed-Susans by Abigail Dolinger.
Learn the simple, helpful technique of partial seams as you sew with no-fuss large patches in Cynthia Karkut’s Circle the Square. Select a precut 10” square fabric collection in pretty floral prints, and finish this striking, contemporary design with the simplicity of straight-line quilting for easy, spectacular results.
Watch a complex-looking secondary design as you connect the blocks in Krisanne Watkins’ Anthemthis issue’s patriotic Quilt of Valor®.
And feast your eyes on Becky Goldsmith’s Trunk Show as you gain insight into her quilting journey and unique, renowned design aesthetic.
This months’ Stumbling Blocks feature talks about the often-debated topic of cutting patches, units, sections, and blocks oversized, and then trimming them to size before continuing with the next step.
We are wishing you a springtime filled with breaths of fresh air and beautiful quilted flowers!
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*Quilt featured in header image: Run for the Roses quilt pattern designed by Angela Huffman, featured in Love of Quilting May/June 2022.
English Paper Piecing
Brown-Eyed Susans Quilt Pattern Download
Daisy Chain Delight Quilt Pattern Download
Dot Swap Quilt Pattern Download
Mom’s Flower Bed Quilt Pattern Download
Circle the Square Quilt Pattern Download
Anthem Quilt Pattern Download
Run for the Roses Quilt Pattern Download
Love of Quilting
Love of Quilting May/June 2022 Digital Edition
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