“Surprise, surprise!” Said in my best Gomer Pyle voice of course!
Guess what showed up in my mailbox?
And Guess what I’m adding to it to make it a SWEET Gift-Away??
The March/April 2017 issue is out and about! That means SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING!!
I know it will be a while for most of us yet, but there is this eternal hope that winter will end --- if we just keep going round the bend.
Life is like some crazy mixed up round-about from one season to another, isn’t it?
On the cover: Scott Flanagan’s Sand and Sea quilt pattern
Sand and Sea: The striking cover quilt is Sand and Sea designed by Scott Flanagan. Unlike traditional chevron designs that are made with Flying Geese or Triangle-Squares, this easy design is made from simple strips and squares. It’s perfect for using up pre-cut strips from your stash, and there’s even a couple surprises in store — you can use the leftover units to create a bonus throw quilt! Plus, Scott also adapted the original quilt into an adorable little mini quilt pattern for you, too.
I love it when a quilt looks distinctly masculine, easy to put together and fun to pull from fabrics I have on hand. That’s what you’ll find with the cover quilt of the March/April 2017 issue.
From the website at Quiltmaker.com:
The March/April 2017 issue of Quiltmaker is hot off the press, and we’ve got a couple changes beginning with this edition. The main thing? It’s bigger! We’ve added more pages of quilt patterns as well as helpful tutorials for techniques like how to resize quilt blocks and more. We’re also putting a greater focus on quilting with more quilting options and diagrams to help you plan your own quilting. A total of 16 quilts are included in this issue, including patterns for English paper piecing, appliqué, foundation paper piecing, scrap quilts, pre-cut strips and more. Take a peek below at a few of the new patterns:
Tilt n’ Whirl quilt patternTilt n’ Whirl: Kate Colleran wanted to try a design using curves, and she delivered with this whimsical medallion style quilt. It’s bright and happy and sure to add electric charm to any room. And if you’re new to curved piecing, don’t worry — we’ve included a helpful step-by-step photo tutorial in the magazine for you. A time-saving kit is available.
Scottish Highland Stars quilt patternScottish Highland Stars: Bold stars and the colors of a clan tartan come together on this gorgeous design from Emily Bailey. The scrappy pieced sashings make this design unique, and Flying Geese make it quick to put together the blocks. A time-saving kit is available.
Flaming Star quilt patternFlaming Star: Careful color placement in this two-block quilt designed by Lynn Kline creates this interesting design. The pieced border continues the star motif to the edge of the quilt and to the illusion of an infinite sky. “We recently moved to the country and I am just amazed at the number of stars in the sky,” Lynn told us of her inspiration for the design.
Pixel Plaid quilt patternPixel Plaid: Kristin Lawson combined two similar blocks to create this pixelating design. If you’re looking for a bright and colorful scrap quilt, this one is just the ticket! Gather together assorted light fabrics, dark gray fabrics and bright fabrics to recreate the look of bright colors popping against the scrappy background.
And here’s MORE of what you’ll find inside!Along with THESE fun baskets in my Addicted to Scraps Column!I dug into my batik scraps for these…I need to make MORE!I’ve pulled together a little bundle of fun including:
- Mar/Apr 2017 Quiltmaker
- May/June 2016 Quiltmaker with Razzle Dazzle
- Vol 9 of 100 Blocks. My block Hovering Stars is on page 62
- Bonnie Hunter Playing Cards! (Back in stock!)
- Quiltville Creative Grids 2 1/2’’ x 6 1/2’’ ruler (If it’s still ugly- cut it SMALLER!)
- Quilting is my Therapy Drunkard’s Path ruler set (barely visible in the photo!)
- Quilty List pad
- Sparkle & Shine pattern by Beyond the ReefI leave bright and early on Saturday for Houston, so we are doing this drawing on Friday Evening.
Are you in?
Good luck, everyone – and have a lovely evening!
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