Monthly Archives: January 2015

New Year’s Mystery: Part 5

Welcome back to Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt. We’ve named it Auld Lang Stitches, and by this time, you should be well on your way. Today I have Part 5 for you. At this point you’ll be starting to see … Continue reading

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Electric Quilt Revs Up Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

The staff at Electric Quilt Company decided to have a little fun with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5. Of course they used EQ’s digital version of this issue, which gives you so many options. If you like having your blocks … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Emily’s Silver Lining

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of six readers who make scrappy quilts from one pattern in each regular issue. We share the quilts on Quilty Pleasures in order to inspire others who enjoy making scrap quilts. We usually … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Beth’s Stars in My Crayon Box

By Beth Kerr Helfter So my year of delving into my scrap bins of quilting fabrics on a regular basis is officially over. Cue the sad music. Hahahahahaha, that’s a good one. Never will my scrap diving cease to be … Continue reading

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Have We Got a (Colorful) Deal for You!

Learning about color in our quilts is a lifelong process. I’ve been quilting for three decades and I’m still learning about color in quilts. There’s a whole lot to know. Years ago, I heard Mary Ellen Hopkins say that “all … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 4

Today I have the fourth part in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery called Auld Lang Stitches. If you missed the earlier parts, here are links: Intro post with yardage Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Auld Lang Stitches, Part 4 For … Continue reading

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Sew Many (Flying) Geese: Giveaway

I have a love-hate relationship with Flying Geese. They’re beautiful and effective, especially when used repeatedly in quilt designs. But they can also be a pain if you don’t have a good method for making Flying Geese, or if you … Continue reading

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Mapping Your Course for 2015: Quilts and More

At the start of a new year, I take time to think about my quilting journey. I consider what I’d like to make in the coming 12 months, as well as new things I’d like to try, techniques I want … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Louisa’s Batik Spinning Stars

By Louisa Robertson My final quilt for Scrap Squad is based on Spinning Stars by Kate Colleran, the cover quilt of Quiltmaker’s Jan/Feb issue. This looks like my kind of quilt—the block has interesting piecing and a strong diagonal line to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery Quilt: Part 3

Today I have the third step in QM’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt called Auld Lang Stitches. Cutting: White Tone-on-Tone 96 squares (B) 2″ x 2″ Sewing: Round up the unit 1′s and unit 3′s you set aside earlier. Sew 2 … Continue reading

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