The Quilt Pattern Magazine Newsletter
2021-08

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Editorial

Editorial

August is another warm month with fun in the sun – at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it signals the dwindling of summer and the approaching autumn. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is winter, where I often watch the Sea Eagles nest in Australia.

Growing up, August was a time to shop for school clothes or reap the harvest from our vegetable garden. National Tooth Fairy Day is August 22nd, and I always looked forward to the nickel under my pillow, wondering how it got there.

August 10th is Smithsonian Day. There are many Smithsonian museums, galleries, and a wonderful zoo in my area. My favorite is the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Although I'm not a fan of heights, I did go up The Observation Tower where the 360-degree bird's-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area was magnificent. I could see planes land and take off from this nearby airport and imagined what an interesting quilt the luscious landscape would make.

This year, the most popular meteor shower, Perseids, peaks on the warm August nights of the 12thor 13th. From rural locations, these "falling stars" range from 50-75 per hour at their maximum.

In August 1762, the sandwich as we know it was created when the Earl of Sandwich requested meat between two pieces of bread.

We, as quilters, enjoy making another kind of sandwich. Choose from the many patterns we feature this month and make your quilt sandwich. Not using bread and meat but delicious fabric and batting, spread with your creativity.

Your journey continues in our BOM's, as we gain momentum in Quilter's Progress, discover which One is Like the Other, and continue in the adventures of Hannah and Benji: in the Garden. Enjoy our newest patterns, including Pincushion Quilt, Wiggles, and County Seat.

Cynthia

Pattern Sneak Peeks

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PatternHannah and Benji: in the Garden designed by Renette Opperman, is a progressive quilt that will be presented in four installments. This month we meet Hannah and Benji.

This project starts with the July 2021 issue and concludes in the October 2021 issue.

PatternCapture the whimsy of our craft/hobby of quilting with Connie Kauffman's Pincushion Quilt. This mini quilt includes the essential ingredients of thread, scissors, and needle.

Pincushion Quilt uses small pieces you might find in your scrap stash. The buttons add dimension and charm.

When using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2®, sewing is not required for finishing the edges of the appliqué shapes. If you choose to sew the appliqué shapes, it will not gum up your needle. If another paper-backed fusible web is substituted, the shapes can be raw-edge stitched at the same time the quilting is done.

PatternWhen you think of wiggling, what comes to mind? Maybe earthworms or a dance you used to do? Now, you can imagine the Wiggles in Nancy Noah's pattern while you hone your Foundation Paper Piecing skills. The dramatic tumbling effects are achieved by controlling color values using either Nancy's fabric choices or your own. Enjoy!

PatternJoin Bonny Peters in the Quilter' s Progress group on Needle Spot, a private online needle-arts community. This month we make Raspberry Cheesecake dessert.

This project starts with the May 2021 issue and concludes in the May 2022 issue.

PatternJoin Cindy Mccoy in the One is Like the Other group on Needle Spot, a private online needle-arts community. Only two blocks this week, but they are fun ones.

This project starts with the June 2021 issue and concludes in the October 2021 issue.

PatternCRaeLyn Boothe's new pattern will have you imagining yourself sitting on a bench in the tree-lined square of your County Seat. Flying geese cause you to look upward while you imagine what colors you will choose for this charming quilt. Follow the clear piecing and sewing instructions, and soon your thoughts will move from your imagination to become your cherished new quilt.

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Pincushion Quilt
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Pincushion Quilt
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Cat Den Mountain Sampler Quilt

Join in and enhance your quilting expertise with this sampler quilt. You will be given a blocks highlighting a particular skill or technique, thereby increasing your skill levels month by month. You won’t want to miss this one!

This project begins September 1. A new block will be posted each month. Each block will be available for about 4 weeks.

This project was designed by Bonny Peters and is hosted by Cindy Mccoy.

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