Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Design Inspiration: Mountain Lil’s and Lily’s Dreams

By Tricia Patterson Designer and Associate Editor, Quiltmaker As a quilter I have so many things in my life that inspire my quilt designs. I’m inspired by the world around me, such as drawing from the elements of nature or … Continue reading

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Pixie Pathways: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Please join us in welcoming designer Kate Colleran from Seams Like a Dream as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures today! Kate is going to tell us all about the design process for her beautiful Pixie Pathways quilt from our spring ’17 … Continue reading

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Follow Your Arrow: A Visit with Rachel M. Hayes

We’re so happy to welcome designer Rachel M. Hayes today as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Rachel is going to tell us all about the design process for her bright and fun Follow Your Arrow quilt. Hello!  Rachel M. Hayes here … Continue reading

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Pieces of Flora: A Visit with Kay Mackenzie

Today we’re excited to welcome designer Kay Mackenzie as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Kay is going to tell us about the inspiration for her Pieces of Flora appliqué quilt that is patterned in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’17 special issue. Hi … Continue reading

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A Pattern Is Just a Place to Begin

Budding Blossoms: A Visit with Anne Wiens Today we’re excited to welcome designer Anne Wiens as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Anne is going to tell us all about her Budding Blossoms medallion quilt that is patterned in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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10 Happy Quilts for Kids

Quilters love to make quilts for kids. From sweet baby quilts to bright and colorful designs for little ones, there is no shortage of adorable patterns you can make for children. But, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cuter, more … Continue reading

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Starring Role: A Visit with Diane Harris

Today we’re excited to welcome longtime QM editor Diane Harris back as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures!  Diane is going to tell us about her lovely Starring Role quilt she designed for our March/April 2017 issue of Quiltmaker. Oversized stars shine on this … Continue reading

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Pixel Plaid: A Visit with Kristin Lawson

Today we’re welcoming designer Kristin Lawson from alittlecrispy.com as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures!  She’s going to tell us about her Pixel Plaid quilt she designed for our March/April 2017 issue. This bright and scrappy throw quilt is easy to make and finishes … Continue reading

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4 Block of the Month Quilts to Make in 2017

Don’t you just love block of the month quilts? It’s nice to have a larger quilt project in the works that you can create a little bit at a time. We’ve had a ton of fun with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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The Top Heart Quilts for Valentine’s Day

The 2016 holiday season is behind us and 2017 is in full swing. So what are we going to quilt now? Some lovely projects for Valentine’s Day of course! Gather up your favorite red and pink fabrics and find inspiration … Continue reading

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