Latest Issue of Quiltmaker

by Nancy

The latest issue of Quiltmaker arrived yesterday. Some months I find several quilts that I really like, and other months I’m not really excited by any of the quilts. This is one of the months, though, where several of them caught my attention.

First of all, there’s Chain Reaction:

Chain Reaction

I don’t think I’d actually make this one, but there’s something about the pastel colors and geometric pattern that I find appealing.

Then, there’s Quiltmaker’s Garden

Quiltmaker's Garden

I think this one is really pretty! And I think it would be interesting to piece because of all of the different types of blocks. (Sometimes I get tired of doing the same block over and over. I am not very self-disciplined when it comes to my quilting, sigh!) I do think it would take quite a while to do, though. And it is twin-sized, and the only twin beds in my house belong to two people who prefer football to flowers.

But, best of all, here’s the one I’m completely in love with, Petal Path:

Petal Path

I just love the applique flowers combined with the large-scale flower print. So pretty! And it wouldn’t be all that hard to do because there’s no piecing of the flower print strips. That got me thinking about making it after I finally finish my Tulip Applique.

(Side note: I was working on the hand quilting on my Tulip Applique again Wednesday at the Quilting Ladies. What in the world was I thinking when I decided to do all those little hand quilted tulips in all 4 corners? Did you notice in that post that I hoped to have it done in 2010? Hah! The good news, though, is that I am very nearly done with the third corner, and then I only have one more to go. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!)

But back to Petal Path: Yesterday I ventured down to the basement to see what flower prints I had in my stash. Safe to say, there were several! I took their pictures, but I think I will save them for my next post because this post is getting long, and several bathrooms are demanding that I clean them.

3 Responses to “Latest Issue of Quiltmaker”

  1. Marty says:

    I can see why you like those quilts. Does the second one have applique on top of pieced blocks? And the third one is lovely. It does remind me of something else you’ve done–the table runner maybe?

  2. cathy says:

    I really like Chain Reaction! (You probably guessed that I’d like that one best!) But I think if I did it, I’d do something to emphasize the individual strands in the pattern — blue scraps on one strand and yellow on the other, or some such thing. I might have to pick up that copy of Quiltmaker just for that pattern!

  3. Ann says:

    We all have such different tastes in quilts. I think it’s cool! I didn’t particularly notice any of these three quilts when I read Quiltmaker, but now that you have brought them to my attention, like Cathy, I like Chain Reaction too. But I’m thinking about what it would look like with a black background and ROYGBIV colors going down the strips. I’ll have to check it out to see how complex the piecing is and then think about getting out my colored pencils. Maybe – just maybe – I’ll finally get to use the fabric I bought long, long ago for “Our Quilt.”

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