Author Archives: Diane Harris

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: editor@quiltmaker.com.

QM Bitty Blocks: Flying Geese

You may have noticed long ago that in the row quilt layouts for QM Bitty Blocks, there were lots of Flying Geese. There are many ways to make Flying Geese, but when they’re tiny like this (finishing at just 1″ … Continue reading

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December’s QM Bitty Blocks: Pinwheels

It’s time for the final QM Bitty Block of 2015. The year has flown by as we’ve been using these free quilt block patterns to keep our sewing machines humming. If you haven’t yet made one, here’s a friendly warning: … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List for Quilters

I’ve run across a couple of items recently that you might want to put on your Christmas wish list. You do make a wish list, right? I started making one the year that I got a frying pan for Christmas. … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorites: Best of 100 Blocks

I’m still paging through Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12 on a nightly basis. There are so many wonderful blocks. I wanted to highlight a few of them today. I just love Erin Russek’s Dainty Dresdens. I’m a huge fan of … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Bitty Blocks: Doris Does Pumpkins

This is the final Blog Tour Bitty Block in celebration of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12, on newsstands now. I hope you’ve enjoyed these little darlings. They sure are fun to make. I asked Doris Rice to design today’s block. … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5

Congratulations on making it to Friday! With all of this Blog Tour inspiration, it wasn’t as hard as usual, was it?! Welcome to Day 5 of celebrating Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12, on newsstands now. It’s also on our website … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Bitty Blocks: Barb’s Snail’s Trail

Today’s new Bitty Block to celebrate Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12 is adorable. Barb Johnson designed a 12″ block for this great new issue: And I invited her to design a new Bitty Block for today as well. She wrote … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 4

Thanks for coming back to Day 4 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! More great stuff today, please read on. Today’s Tour Tip Have you heard about the John Flynn method of a diagonal seam on a quilt backing? It’s … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Bitty Blocks: Jacob’s Ladder by Greg Jones

The Blog Tour Bitty Blocks just keep getting better. Today I’m happy to introduce Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studio. Greg has sent some amazing block designs to Quiltmaker, so I knew he’d be perfect to contribute a new #qmbittyblock. … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3

Already we’re on Day 3 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Welcome back! We have much more for you today and many more giveaways. So much fun! First things first, here is today’s… Tour Tip I hope this explanation of … Continue reading

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