Quiltmaker – March-April 2023
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Happy Spring!
If spring has sprung, why is it that all I am thinking about is smashing my stash and shrinking my scraps? Okay, let’s be honest…I am always thinking of those things! (If you do , too, we should be friends.) I occasionally get letters from readers who want to see more designs that help them use up their fabric collections.
Sometimes it is really helpful to see quilts using new fabrics, but it is also nice to fi nd a pattern that helps you use up all the fabric you already have on hand!
When I think about the clever use of scraps, I think of Emily Bailey. She has a great sense of color and a practical sensibility that is perfect to include in this issue. Her quilt, All Your Charms, is the ideal “leader and ender” challenge. Set assorted squares next to your machine and sew two blocks together to start and end your patches for one project , and pretty soon you will have a bunch of Four-Patches for this quilt. I especially love how she uses a denim blue for the background to give the eye a resting place from all the colors in her quilt. You can use scraps or charm squares for this quilt.
Garden’s Bounty by Carol Moellers is another scrap sensation. This design looks great in traditional fabrics and Civil War reproductions, but her fi nal design used an assortment of Lori Holt fabrics. So delightful and pretty—I can imagine this on a vintage twin bed.
Our spring holiday designs are Trinity by Annette Falvo and Easter Surprise by Jo Moury. Trinity is a pillow featuring shamrocks, yo-yos, and a clever quilting technique. Easter Surprise showcases an adorable bunny appliqué in a basket surrounded by fl owers. Make note of Annette’s and Jo’s beautiful quilting! BONUS! We are offering a free additional pattern for a limited time. Simply turn to page 72 to see the quilt pattern, snap the QR code with your camera, and you will be taken to the free digital pattern download page on QuiltingDaily.com. This offer is only available for a limited time, so hurry now!
I hope you enjoy this cheerful issue. Happy spring and
happy quilting!

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