The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2019-8

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Editorial

EditorialAugust has always been a time of transition for me. It was the end of summer and the beginning of the wait for school to start. (Yes, I was one of those children who loved to go to school.) Vegetable gardens were starting to produce their abundance and the days were slowly getting shorter.

This month's issue also shares the transition of seasons with Reeze Hanson's Beach Sand reminding us of the fun filled days of summer and Jennifer Strauser's Pumpkin Play and part 4 of Jaci Lawson's Witch's Broom pointing us toward the cooler days of autumn.

Of course, it is never too early to work on projects for Christmas. We are nearing the end of Nan Baker's Christmas Greeting from the Sea with part 6 of 7 this month. As a number of you have shared on Pattern Pastiche, the embellishments can be changed to celebrate other seasons. For a quick Christmas project, be sure to check out Jaci Lawson's Trimming the Tree table runner. It would be adorable adorning your table or appreciated as a gift. Your fabric choices could take this whimsical project from playful to elegant.

Speaking of gifts, Interwoven, by Barbara Hartnett would be a treasured bed quilt for a loved one. The striking design would be stunning in black, white, and gray. You may already be working on a gift with Victoria Rice's Char's Stars. This series is close to wrapping up with part 4 of 5 this month.

Bottom line, TQPM, as usual, has curated a wide variety of projects for your enjoyment. I hope you find plenty of time to sew during this transitional month.

Bonny

Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternWith this design Barbara Gavlick Hartnett shows how just two simple units can create a complicated looking design. Changing the color placement within and orientation of the units is the secret. In Interwoven the two simple units are the King’s Cross Corner and the Primitive Heart.
PatternReeze Hanson has created a marvelous design to showcase the fabrics in the Artisan Spirit Shimmer Collection from Northcott. Beach Sand uses colors from the lightest tan to the darkest brown with an accent of black. We have provided the information so you can make your quilt exactly like Reeze’s. Feel free to choose other colors to use instead.
PatternJoin Jaci Lawson in the Witch's Broom group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. The mummy and witch party under the moon. Project started in the May 2019 issue.
PatternPumpkin Play by Jennifer Strauser, uses two symbols of the season. The basic piecing incorporates quilting cottons and fabric manipulation to make a fun three-dimensional pumpkin collection. For a change, the stems are created using felted wool.
PatternJoin Victoria Rice in the Char’s Stars group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. In round 4, make a ring of stars and flying geese. Project started in the May 2019 issue.
PatternDecorate your holiday table with Jaci Lawson's enchanting weekend holiday project. From the pieced background to the embellished top, trees abound. Most, if not all, fabrics can be found in your Christmas fabric stash. Trimming the Tree table runner also makes a fabulous present as the holiday season approaches.

PatternJoin Nan Baker and Terry Casey in the Christmas Greetings From the Sea group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ forum.There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing. The birds are flying in for Christmas. Project started in the March 2019 issue.


Gallery Update

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Pumpkin Play
Made by Riya M
 
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Trimming the Tree
Made by Kandy C
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Trimming the Tree
Made by Patricia F

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Quilting Weekend

Date: September 20, 21 and 22

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Nan Baker has created a simple yet classic design for our enjoyment. Comprised of just squares and rectangles, Between the Hedges pieces quickly. The biggest difficulty is deciding what fabrics to use. This design shines with solids, tonals, or small to medium prints. Just make sure that you select fabrics with good contrast and you'll be set to see what is Between the Hedges.

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