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2017-4
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What You Will Find in This Newsletter

This Month's Editorial
TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights
Splatter - New EPP BOM!
How to Use Small, Leftover Pieces
    of Cotton Batting -
 Tutorial
Easter Projects
Mug Rug Adventure!
Gallery Update

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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team
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9-Patch Rows
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This Month's Editorial

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad to leave winter behind. It’s time to sit in the sun and read a good book. It’s time to be in the sewing room with the windows open. It’s time to listen to the birds sing as they build their little nests. The world is thawing out and things are growing. Sometimes it seems as if we can watch their progression.

I love to see the crocuses poking their heads up through the crust of snow. It’s a mixture of the two seasons - the one leaving and the one coming. It reminds me of those oil and vinegar jars that entwine so that both liquids pour out individually. We see a lot of this in my part of the mountains - the snow and flower mixture. Both are beautiful and together they are stunning.

We know that flowers and snow don’t mix. Flowers need water and warmth from the sun to grow, but those things kill snow. Snow needs temperatures below freezing to exist, but those kill flowers. However, for a few weeks, usually in the month of April - maybe even in March - the two things co-exist happily. It’s nature’s oxymoron.

Karen

TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights

Sing with Me

Mini Mariner's Compas

Modern Spaces

Easy Garden
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Donna Buck creates the perfect pattern for music lovers in her lap quilt, Sing with Me.

Welcome spring with a garden of tulips in Bonny Peters' Easy Garden quilt.

Carol Dockery's Mini Mariner's Compass gives the opportunity to cross one off your quilting bucket list.

Go modern with both positive and negative space in Barbara Douglas' Modern Spaces, a quick, two-color quilt.

Splatter - New EPP BOM!

Calling all English Paper Piecing Addicts! Cindy Mccoy introduces us to a new English Paper Piecing BOM with Splatter.

Be sure to join Cindy in the Splatter group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ community. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing.

For this project you will only need 3 shapes.
Diamonds (8 point)
Half Squares
Squares

For general information on how to baste fabrics to the paper pieces and how to whipstitch pieces together, see our English Paper Piecing Basics Tutorial. For more information about EPP also visit www.cddesigns.com.

How to Use Small, Leftover Pieces of Cotton Batting
Tutorial

When making quilts, we can buy packages of batting the exact size needed. However, we often make quilts in different size categories such as kennel quilts, placemats, mug rugs, wall, and table, etc. Whether we buy in those sizes or by the roll or batt, we end up with leftover pieces of batting we don’t want to waste but don’t know what to do with. Those pieces can be stitched together to obtain whatever size we happen to need.

Check out tutorial #17 to see how.

Easter Projects

Check out all the Easter projects in past issues of TQPM! Only $3 an issue! You will get the Easter project and all the other patterns in that issue for one low, low price! Purchase more than one past issue and get an even better price!

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Cathedral Window Ornaments
by Jane Lay
Pattern
Dec 2012

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The Cross Quilt

by Isobel Meekins
Pattern
Dec 2014

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Star of Hope
by Isobel Meekins
Pattern
Nov 2013

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Dust Bunnies
by Nan Baker
Pattern
Mar 2014
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Bunny Penny Rug
by Cindy Mccoy
Pattern
Mar 2012
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Easter Egg Placemats
by Joan Bassett
Pattern
Mar 2012

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Mug Rug Adventure!

Join our Adventure! Collect a Total of 12 Mug Rug Patterns! This month we make Rickrack Stripes.

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Gallery Update
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Splatter
Made by Heidi S

Mini Mariner's Compass
Made by Jane H

Follow the Stars Mystery Quilt
(Started in January 2017 issue)
Made by Patricia F

Modern Spaces
Made by Amy H

Mini Mariner's Compass
Made by Stephanie P

Lady Rose
(February 2017 issue)
Made by Patricia F

Follow the Stars Mystery Quilt
(Started in January 2017 issue)
Made by Deborah C
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