The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2019-6

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Editorial

EditorialWhen I was growing up, the month of June always conjured up two images: graduation and weddings.

Graduation ceremonies abound around the first part of June. I graduated from high school the first week of June. I remember the girls had to wear hose, as their legs were exposed past the hems of the gowns. The boys had to wear dress slacks and also have white shirts and neckties showing under their gowns. It was hot that day, and there was no air conditioning in the school gymnasium where the service was held. Fortunately, as long as our nylon covered legs were showing past the hems of our gowns, we girls could strip down to our slips (Do girls still wear slips?) to try and stay cool while the poor boys had to remain fully clothed. At least by the time I graduated from college and grad school, there was AC, and the under the gown dress code was not so stringent.

Thoughts of graduation are revived whenever I hear “Pomp and Circumstance”. There is a solemnity to the procession of almost identical caps and gowns. The methodical calling by name, the handshake reception of the certificate, the movement of the tassel from one side of mortarboard to the other, and then, there is the riotous jubilation of mortarboards being flung into the air.

Similarly, the sound of the “Bridal Chorus” (often called “Here Comes the Bride”) brings images of colorful bridesmaid dresses, floral bouquets, solemn vows being spoken, and then the joyous recessional as a newly formed family unit is celebrated.

Both graduations and weddings provide quilters with the opportunity to share our love and talents with others. Either Show Me the Way by Vicki Holloway or Barbara Douglas’ Modern Snowball would make an excellent throw for either a college dorm room or a new home. It is not too late to get started on that special quilt.

Nancy


Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternBarbara Douglas’ Modern Snowballs provides a great opportunity to use up scraps for the snowball squares. It also provides plenty of negative space for creative quilting.

Barbara cleverly accents the fifteen inch “circular-design” blocks with floating borders and tic-tac-toe style sashings.

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 2, add flying geese to your round-robin quilt. Project started in the May 2019 issue.
PatternAlthough this quilt uses only a few traditional blocks, the use of color and block arrangement yield a fun new twist on tradition. I hope you agree that this quilt is a Knock Out. Search your stash for one yard cuts of a fun print fabric, a background, and three coordinating tonals, and let’s get started on your own Knock Out.
Pattern Cindy Mccoy’s Basket of Flowers is a perfect beginner’s project for your journey into the world of appliqué. Starting with a traditional heart motif, you can master the easy shapes, and then move on to a few small, more challenging pieces. Before you know it, you will be able to call yourself an “appliquer”. Choose your favorite appliqué method. The small wall hanging will accent your décor with summer’s flowers.

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. Embroider your Haunted House this month. Project started in the May 2019 issue.

Pattern I love how I find myself asking interesting questions when I am flying in an airplane and looking down on the earth just as we are breaking through the clouds. At that moment, I think the roads all look like ribbons broken up by the clouds. The arrows are pointing in all different directions beneath the clouds just like those roads. I wind up telling myself often, “Show me the way!”

Most of the planning and prep for Show Me the Way is in choosing the colors and placement for the arrows. Use the coloring page to plan your fabric placement and for reference during assembling.

PatternJoin Veronica Norris in the Tangerine Kiss Sampler 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 Girl’s Favorite block completes your sampler. Project started in the February 2019 issue.
Pattern Pattern

Join 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. Little Fishes swim throughout your quilt. Project started in the March 2019 issue.


Char's Stars

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Witch's Broom

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Gallery Update

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Even Crazier Lightning
(May Bonus Pattern)
Made by Amy S
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Even Crazier Lightning
(May Bonus Pattern)
Made by Amy S
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Basket of Flowers
Made by Gisela C
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Basket of Flowers
Made by Kathryn E
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Basket of Flowers
Made by Denise M
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Modern Snowballs
Made by Catherine D
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Modern Snowballs
Made by Eileen E
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Bursting
(March 2019 issue)
Made by Denise M
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Even Crazier Lightning
(May Bonus Pattern)
Made by Denise M

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