New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Light, bright, airy—and full of fun!

QMMP 140400 cover 500 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

March/April ’14

The new March/April ’14 issue of Quiltmaker is all of these and more. Let’s look at some highlights.

QMMP 140400 sprinkles 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Sprinkles by Bev Getschel. Fabric: Hoffman California Fabrics.

Need an easy baby quilt? Sprinkles fits the bill. This fat-quarter friendly pattern would also be perfect made scrappy with one unifying background. Shown in Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Sprinkles, modeled by Duncan Wood.

We had a very cooperative little guy model Sprinkles for us. He happens to be my grandson, age 2. (Insert smiley grandma face here.)

QMMP 140400 KRAMER 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Square Dance by Jo and Kelli Kramer.

Jo and Kelli Kramer had some serious fun with Square Dance. This 81″ x 97″ twin is strip pieced, and the wide open white spaces can be filled with gorgeous quilting if you like.

QMMP 140400 LION 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Regal Patch, designed by Denise Starck. Batting: The Warm Company. Thread: Golden Threads.

Another Patch Pal joins the QM menagerie. Regal Patch in the jungle grass is one of the best yet, don’t you agree? We have more Patch Pals up our sleeve so please watch upcoming issues.

QMMP 140400 pinwheels 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Spinning Pinwheels, designed by Denise Russart. Fabric: Moda Fabrics.

Spinning Pinwheels fits into this issue’s theme of Quilting Full Circle. You might not guess it by looking, but it uses foundation piecing and fusible applique. Denise Russart is the designer. Fabrics by Moda.

QMMP 140400 PAT 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Spot On by Pat Harrison. Fabric: Robert Kaufman. Batting: Quilter’s Dream. Thread: Superior Threads.

Spot On carries the Quilting Full Circle theme forward. Pat Harrison’s design appears to be difficult but is rated easy! Fabric is from Robert Kaufman.

QMMP 140400 PAULA 450 New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

Round and Round by Paula Stoddard in fabrics from Timeless Treasures.

Our cover quilt was designed by QM Associate Editor Paula Stoddard and sewn by QM Graphic Designer Denise Starck. Round and Round is another example of a quilt that looks difficult but is oh-so-easy to make! You’ll love Paula’s ingenious technique. The cheerful fabrics are assorted Tonga batiks by Timeless Treasures.

And that’s just the beginning!

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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8 Responses to New Quilts: Pretty, Happy, Scrappy!

  1. Becky says:

    Inspiring, would love to make sampler quilt.

  2. Becky says:

    Very inspiring. Would love to make a sampler with some of the blocks.

  3. Margaret Terry says:

    What an amazing number of great ideas. I love the pictures – very inspiring. Thanks!

  4. Lynn Czar says:

    I love Quiltmaker! I hope I win.

  5. Teresa Impson says:

    I absolutely love the elephant blocks! They are perfect for my first granddaughter’s nursery as her mom loves elephants. She should arrive 9 March and we all so excited for her arrival! Would really love to have this book of quilts! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Claudia says:

    Lovin’ that lion! And smiley gramma faces are much better than frowny gramma faces. Beam on!

  7. Bev Gunn says:

    Have Sprinkles done in scraps on yellow for new grandbaby-correction-top is done and got the rest of the stuff ready to quilt it! Was a fun and easy pattern to work with and I enjoyed it very much! Thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Kaye M. says:

    Duncan makes a charming model with such a cute expression! How did you get him to hold that pose long enough so that you could shoot the photo??!!

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