The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2020-06

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Editorial

Editorial

June is here, and for me, the official start of summer has begun! Summer is such a magical time for many of us. Even the word conjures up happy memories plus happy anticipations of what this season will bring.

Growing up, I could hardly wait to get out of school because it meant three glorious months of endless play, watching lightning bugs, sitting in the front yard with all the neighbors at night looking up at the stars, games on the sidewalks in the glow of the street lights, vacation, and the list goes on and on.

As I have gotten older, June has taken on a different meaning. Now it's time for working in the yard, entertaining outdoors, family gatherings, baseball, enjoying the longer days, and sitting on the screen porch at night with all the summer bug sounds.

It's great that this month's issue captures all of the wonderful things about June and the start of summer. There are Garden Paths, which many enjoy walking, and are you Going My Way for vacation? We can explore Crooked Lanes in new places and also celebrate with a Fiesta! So, you choose which one will be your summer project. Don't forget about the mysteries and the articles, too.

Now that I have shared what June means to me, I would love to hear what June means to you. Won't you please go to our Facebook group and leave a comment about what June means to you? We love to hear from our readers, and that will make our June more special!

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Until next time,

Nan

Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternI'd say Going My Way? is a boy's quilt, but it doesn't have to be. Girls like bright colors too. It'll look great in solids or novelty prints as long as they have good contrast from the background and won't distract from the patchwork pattern. The pieced back gives the quilt extra pizzazz.

In this pattern, colors are interchangeable so if you have, for example, more of red than green, switch them. If you prefer blue to yellow, that's up to you as well. I recommend you keep the dark value dark and use the same colorway and value for your "blue" color and the outside border color.

In Going My Way?, RaeLyn Boothe shares some innovative piecing techniques. In addition, the rickrack trim adds a touch of whimsy. Enjoy making your own version of Going My Way?

PatternJoin Nancy Noah in the Buzz Saw Mystery group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. This pattern is a bold, graphic design that makes a perfect "guy quilt" when worked in masculine colors. This month we make a square in square.

This project started with the May 2020 issue and concludes in the August 2020 issue.

PatternFiesta!, by Amy Stirrup, is an exciting design with lots of motion that looks so much more complex than it really is. Very basic traditional piecing joins with the simplest of foundation paper piecing and an on-point setting to create this vibrant quilt.
PatternWith Crooked Lanes, Nan Baker has created a fun design that is easy to piece. The center accent strip adds a bright splash of color against the warm earthy colors interspersed with a neutral background. All of your piecing is completed using rectangles. The final block appears after the center strip is added and the result is squared up. Let's get started creating some Crooked Lanes.

PatternJoin RaeLyn Boothe in the Rustic Queen group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. Wow! We have another fun mystery!.

This project started with the June 2020 issue and concludes in the October 2020 issue.

PatternGarden Paths, by Joanne Maner, is a pattern you will want to make over and over again. Not only is it a perfect beginner project, it would also make a great hostess gift. What’s more, if you need a quick present, you probably already have all the fabric you need in your stash.

PatternJoin RaeLyn Boothe in the Trellis Mystery group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. It is time to solve the mystery.

This project started with the April 2020 issue and concludes in the June 2020 issue.


4th of July Projects

Check out the 4th of July Projects in past issues of TQPM! Only $5 an issue! You will get the 4th of July 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 deal!

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Cathedral Flag
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Striped Independence
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Spirit Tote
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Liberty Stars Autumn in Bloom

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Gallery Update

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Razzle Dazzle Wreath
(September 2017 issue)
Made by Denise M
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Going My Way?
Made by Victoria R
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Garden Path
Made by Elizabeth D
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Knock Out
(Kime 2019 issue)
Made by Dottie N
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Garden Path
Made by Victoria R
 

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701 Mystery

It's hard to introduce a mystery quilt without giving too much away, but this pattern will have you guessing until the very end. Which is the block? Which is the sashing? It's a mystery. 701 Mystery quilt design came from the Design Challenge Workshop presented on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine's private online quilters' community.

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Rustic Queen

The Rustic Queen Mystery quilt design came from humble beginnings. My task was to create a quilt using three consecutive units provided in the Design Challenge Workshop presented on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine's private online quilters' community. I rotated, flipped, and reconfigured the units using the Electric Quilt software until I happened upon a "mystery quilt" configuration unfolding in the process.

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In The Beginning

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Searching for UFOs

Date: July 21 to July 27, 2019

Place: Pattern Pastiche

Deadline to Join: July 21

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We are not talking about Unidentified Flying Objects.

We are talking about all those UnFinished Objects you are dying to finish.

Join us for a week of stitching UFOs.

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