Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Kinabalu

This week’s Friday FREEbie, Kinabalu, was selected by associate editor Gigi Khalsa for our I Love This Quilt page in the new Nov/Dec 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Designed by Jinny Beyer, this design lends itself well to experimentation. And just like the Malaysian mountain for which it’s named, the quilt has an unmistakable richness of color and form!

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The fabrics shown here are from Jinny’s Pacific Rim collection for RJR Fabrics. In making the 36 blocks, you will first piece a complete log cabin square, then trim away the lower right-hand corner and replace it with a triangle fussy-cut from the border print.

The finished size of the lap quilt is 76-1/2″ x 76-1/2″.

Download the free Kinabalu quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie!

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Gift Baskets: A Visit with Jennifer Thomas

 Gift Baskets: A Visit with Jennifer Thomas

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer, Jennifer Thomas. Jennifer’s new quilt pattern, Gift Baskets, is a spin on the classic basket design, surrounded by a pieced border and appliquéd vines and flowers. Red quilts are fun, but why not make it a two-color quilt? Red and white quilts are always a hit and Gift Baskets is no exception. You’ll find this quilt in the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue. We’re happy to have Jennifer here to talk about her lovely quilt and fill us in on her process!

Hello there! My name is Jennifer S. Thomas and I’m so excited to be a guest blogger for McCall’s Quilting magazine today. Thank you so much for joining us. I’ll be talking about the making of my Gift Baskets quilt. The pattern for this quilt appears in the new McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue.

My quilt design process often begins the old fashioned way, with graph paper and pencil. This is my original idea for the Gift Baskets quilt, still in my idea notebook, and dated May 3, 2008. Most of my quilts come into being a little faster than this one – eight years is a long time from idea to finished quilt!

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Do you keep a quilt idea notebook? I’ve been doing this for the past twelve years. I use my idea notebook for sketches, written ideas, fabric swatches, an occasional photo of something that’s interesting to me, and I handwrite all my quilt patterns in my idea notebook, too. It’s fun, a history of what you’ve experienced, and a great reference tool.

As you can see, the original Gift Baskets design had many different colored baskets on a dark background, with multi-colored square sashing and borders. I made notes on my paper about alternate color schemes and border plans. Apparently, I was planning on incorporating yo-yo flowers in the outer border.

Eventually, I translated this design into EQ5 and redesigned it, playing with different design elements and color schemes. I came up with 90 different versions for the Gift Baskets quilt.

As you can see, the final design still has the same basic elements. The baskets are in the same positions, with the square sashing and border structure making up the center of the quilt.

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Gift Baskets became a two-color quilt, my first red and white quilt, something that’s been on my quilting bucket list for a long time. I used the Heritage Reds fabric line, by Paula Barnes, for Marcus Fabrics.

The baskets are sewn using the easy half square triangle method, and come together quite quickly. I used the fusible appliqué method to make the basket handles, with a tiny zigzag stitch to secure the fabric.

The appliqué outer border is my favorite part of this two-color quilt. It was my first time sewing an appliquéd border, and I was a little bit intimidated. I wasn’t completely confident and the pressures of everyday life and looming deadlines didn’t help. Sometimes the best thing to do when you are trying something new is to just begin, so I did. I did hand appliqué for the vines and stems and fusible appliqué for the flowers and leaves. I did all the appliqué for each border, attached them to the quilt, matching the vine as closely as I could, and then added one additional leaf at each vine’s join.

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To zigzag stitch around each fusible appliqué patch I set my machine stitch width at 2.0 and my length at 1.5. I also sewed around the edge of each patch with my machine set on the super slow “turtle” speed. It helped me to get a lovely and accurate edge finish.

I used The Warm Company’s Warm and Natural batting, plus Superior’s King Tut Sahara Desert color quilting thread to quilt the Gift Baskets quilt. I quilted a simple loopy meander over the center part of the quilt and did a single echo quilt around the appliquéd vine, leaves, and flowers in the outer border.

This quilt is so snuggly warm and perfect for winter. I’ll be sleeping underneath it as soon as the weather cools down. At 98″ x 98″, this red and white quilt’s wonderful for a king- or queen-size bed. And, who doesn’t love a bed-size quilt pattern?

I hope I’ve inspired you to sew a little today and let your creative ideas flow. It’s been fun giving you a little peek into the making of the Gift Baskets quilt. Thank you again, McCall’s Quilting, for having me as your guest today. You’re the best! To see more of my work, and keep up on what I’m doing, please visit my blog at curlicuecreations.blogspot.com. Get Creative!

Thank you, Jennifer!

We’d love to hear from you, quilters! Leave a comment below about this lovely bed-size quilt pattern, stories of your own, or tips you have to share. It’s always fun to hear from the quilting community.

If you’d like to make this lovely two-color quilt, Gift Baskets, and don’t already have a copy of the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Good Cheer quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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20 Halloween Quilt Patterns

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Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun seasonal quilt patterns, McCall’s Quilting has you covered. We gathered together 20 of our all-time favorite Halloween-friendly projects in one place for you on our website — there are lots of free quilt patterns, some fabulous time-saving quilt kits and a few small fun quilty things you’ll love. You can check out a few highlights below, and click here to see the full list!

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Ghoulies and Ghosties

Here’s Ghoulies and Ghosties – a super fun Halloween lap quilt that is frightfully easy to make. Designed by Kelly Corbidge, the finished size of the design is 55-1/2′ x 71-1/2”. You can get the free quilt pattern here (including the full-size cat, ghost and bat templates)!

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Delightful Spooks

Designed by Debra Finan, this Delightful Spooks hexagon quilt is so cozy, and the design is perfect for 2-1/2”-wide pre-cut strips. Finished size is 60” x 72”. A kit is available!

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Trick & Treat Boo Pillow

This free 12″ x 24″ Trick & Treat Boo pillow pattern designed by Nannette Holmberg will have your home Halloween-ready in no time. Download the free pattern here.

Check out the Halloween Quilt Patterns, Kits and More page on our website for more.

Happy Halloween Quilting!

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Gather ‘Round

Gather ’round, quilting friends: you aren’t going to want to miss this week’s Friday FREEbie! This fun and festive Gather ‘Round ensemble includes a coordinating table runner, placemats and napkins. It’s cute and quick to make, and you’ll love displaying it in your home this holiday season — especially when your family and friends are gathered around the table. You could even use the pattern to make more as special holiday gifts.

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The ensemble was designed by Sarah Price of It’s Sew Emma, and our step-by-step instructions will guide you in making a table runner, four placemats and four napkins.

The table runner finishes at 14 1/2″ x 41 1/2″, while the placemats finish at 14 1/2″ x 21 1/2″ each and the napkins at 18″ x 18″ each. The festive prints used on the sample are from the Holiday Dreams collection designed by Debra Grogan for RJR Fabrics.

Download the FREE Gather ‘Round table ensemble pattern here.

By the way, this ensemble is featured in our November/December ’16 issue of McCall’s. Be sure to check out this brand new edition for more seasonal quilting inspiration!

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016!

MCA1612 Cover500 223x300 Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016!Hot off the press - it’s the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue! This is a fun one as we step into the chillier seasons and get ready for the holidays. It’s a busy time for quilters and, with outstanding quilt patterns and projects to choose from, starting on our quilts early is a must! Luckily, this issue hits newsstands on September 27 (although, digital copies are available now), so you’ll be able to pick your favorite projects and get started with time to spare.

Fall designs, appliqué quilts and Christmas stockings, quilted ornaments, and Flying Geese are just some of the offerings you’ll find in this issue. If you’re looking for easy quilts to make, you’ll find them here. Something a bit more challenging? We have those, too! Really, there’s something for everyone.

Mayberry Bough is a cheery holiday throw quilt that you can use to deck your halls this season. This quilt is perfect for all quilters: confident beginners and seasoned quilters alike. With red and green Hunter’s Star quilt blocks, this quilt was made to impress. Familiarity with paper piecing quilts is needed for this quilt pattern, so make sure to visit our website for a free quilting lesson download!

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Two of our favorite things combine to make Pineapple Patch, a gorgeous quilt using Civil War reproduction prints: piecing and appliqué! 25 Pineapple quilt blocks come together to make a striking design. Do you see the appliquéd flowers? They frame in the Pineapple blocks perfectly and a triple border brings it all together. Use the stitch-and-flip technique to put these quilt blocks together, if it suits you! Plus, designer Deanne Eisenman used foundation piecing for crisp edges and corners. Feel free to visit our website for a free quilting lesson download in paper piecing!

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How about an autumn quilt to warm us up during the cooler months? Leaves in fall colors flutter and fly across the surface of this quilt and it is stunning! A confident beginner will complete the Harvest Bounty quilt with pride and joy and seasoned quilters will approach this quilt pattern with a bit of whimsy. As you can see, these are traditional quilt blocks with a twist! Small-scale prints play well off of one another and the color palette is unmistakably seasonal. This bed-size project just might be your first choice — you’ll get plenty of ooohs and aaaahs from guests and visitors.

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It’s fun to have another project in the works in addition to throw and bed-size quilt patterns, like this adorable Christmas stocking. Stocking Blossoms features appliquéd Dresdens posing as festive flowers, which are the focus of this Christmas treat. One is fun, but one for everyone in the household is a party! Everyone is going to want their own, so get ready to quilt some stockings!

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Are you as excited as we are about this issue? Order the print issue, instant download of the digital issue of this magazine, or better yet, subscribe to McCall’s Quilting and never miss an issue!

After spending time with this issue, we hope you’ll take our reader issue survey; your answers help fill future issues of McCall’s Quilting with the quilts and projects you love. And, when you complete your quilts from this issue, take some photos and share them with us on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page. We love to see our readers’ work

Enjoy the upcoming seasons and have fun quilting!

Warm regards,
The McCall’s Quilting Staff

 

 

 

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I Love This Quilt! Kinabalu

Do you love this quilt too? Jinny Beyer’s design uses value, color and print in such an interesting way to make a unique quilt full of movement. I was curious to see how I could interpret this pattern in my own way, using the technical guidelines as written, but ending up with a quilt that looks totally different. Let’s see how I did! But first, here’s a reminder of what the original Kinabalu quilt looks like, which is available for download as a free quilt pattern.

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Kinabalu by Jinny Beyer

 

I started with fabric selection first, of course, deciding upon cream and tan prints for the lights and various shades of blue for the darks. The fun thing about making this quilt was deciding to use lots of prints with metallic accents. Many quilters (or at least many in this office) don’t care for the metallic prints very much, but I love the warmth and sparkle they have so I thought it would be fun to throw as many as possible in the mix. I briefly considered reversing the values for the block for a way different look, but I had way more light fabric than dark fabric, so that decided that for me and I went with a similar value placement to the original quilt. I pulled all the fabrics from my stash and got started cutting.

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Fabric selection. I’ve got creams, ivories, tans, golds and all shades of blue dusted with sparkly silver and gold. That dark fabric at the top is going to be a wide border.

I cut strips for the blocks exactly as written in the pattern, just substituting my scrappy fabrics for the planned prints in the pattern. The first major change I made to the blocks was to use a pale silver print for the center square (technically that square is not in the center but you know what I mean) instead of the contrasting dark square that Jinny used. This gives the block a more subtle effect since the silver acts as a step in the gradient from cream to light blue.

You’ll also notice in the original quilt that Jinny added a sage-colored triangle to one corner of her block. It’s hard to tell from the quilt photo above, but this triangle is fussy cut from a border print. I didn’t want to do that, but I was happy to do a simpler stitch-and-flip triangle on the corners. It would be a perfect place for a cool solid gold texture fabric that I just love. I drew a line intersecting the dark corner seam, then measured along the seam allowance to figure out what size to cut the squares for stitch-and-flip.

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Scrappy log cabin variation block. I figured out what size to cut squares for stitch-and-flip, rather than fussy cutting triangles for the block corners.

You can see in the photo above that the corner square should finish at 1 1/4″, so I cut the corner squares for stitch-and-flip at 1 3/4″. I had enough fabric to do another stitch-and-flip on the light block corner, so I cut those squares just a bit larger at 2 1/4″. I’ll show photos of the whole stitch-and-flip process—not because you don’t know how to do it, but because it’s an opportunity for me to show the variety of scrappy blocks. They’re similar to one another but also completely different.

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Corner squares have been marked diagonally, then stitched to two of the blocks corners.

After the marked squares are stitched to the corners, the seam allowance is trimmed to 1/4″.

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Trim the seam allowance!

Then the triangles are pressed! What a great technique. So easy, so fun and it looks really cool as you can see below!

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Solid gold corners! They blend into the background surface a bit in this photo, but just wait.

So once I got done with all the blocks, I got to arrange them on my design wall. I started the center of my quilt the same way that Jinny did.

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Dark block corners in the center. I wish they were sewn together too.

But then! I arranged the rest of my blocks differently. It has a calm, almost serene look to it, very different from the original energetic design. I just have to sew the blocks and rows together and the quilt center will be done.

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All the blocks arranged on the design wall. What a difference!

It’s a completely different quilt! I do plan to do a border or two, so after I sew to center together I can come back and show you what I plan to do next. I still love the original quilt, but this version is pretty lovable too, I think!

We get a lot of requests for scrappy quilt patterns. In making this quilt I was reminded how pretty much every quilt pattern can be made scrappy by creative interpretation of the patterns fabric requirements. There is no reason that “Specific red floral print” can’t become “Lots of assorted red prints, floral or otherwise” if that’s what you want to do. When I make patterns from other designers, I like to challenge myself to switch up the pattern in several ways so even though I’m making a quilt from someone else’s pattern, I still end up with an original, one-of-a-kind quilt. I’d encourage anyone to try the same approach, it can be so fun.

When selecting fabrics for scrappy quilts, the main thing to look at is value, instead of color or print. This sounds backwards, but it’s true! I had to think a lot about value for this quilt since there are five rounds of strips for each color, so I divided each color family of my fabrics into 5 groups, separated by value. But within each value of the blues, for example, I used greenish hues, grayish hues, purplish hues, and even black in the darker groups. Since they’re close in value, it works. But if you’re indiscriminate about value, then the final composition can lack cohesiveness since the eye keeps moving from light to dark areas. For the same reason it’s a good idea to keep the scale of prints similar, though I like to throw in a few larger scale prints here and there for fun.

One recommendation I have, specific to this pattern, is to chain piece everything! Cut out all patches beforehand, and sew all the blocks assembly style, without cutting thread in between blocks. For many quilters this might be second nature, but if it’s not your habit to work this way, try it for this pattern. It’s so much more efficient and this block, while easy, is pretty labor-intensive so it will make construction much more efficient. I’ve been chain piecing on evenings and weekends like a maniac for the past month and I just finished the blocks yesterday. This is not a quick finish, so every little bit of efficiency helps.

I hope you love this quilt as much as I do, and that you’ll try a version of your own! Stay tuned for an update about the borders soon, and thanks for joining us on the McCall’s editor’s blog!

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Holly and Ivy (Sky Garden)

Happy Friday, quilters!

Your Friday FREEbie pattern this week is a beautiful baby quilt that was adapted from the Holly and Ivy quilt featured in our new November/December 2016 issue of McCalls.

Designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton of Tailomade by Design, this smaller Sky Garden version of their original extra-long twin size quilt is simply delightful. It’s fun to piece and fast enough to have ready for the next baby shower.

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Holly and Ivy (Sky Garden) finishes at 47” x 47” and is ideal for advanced beginners. It is shown here in lovely fabric from the Desert Bloom collection by Riley Blake Designs.

Download the free Holly and Ivy (Sky Garden) quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie!

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Good Cheer: A Visit with Jen Daly

jendalyheadshot 272x300 Good Cheer: A Visit with Jen DalyWelcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and quilting teacher, Jen Daly. Jen’s new table runner quilt pattern, Good Cheer, blends traditional quilt blocks with a fun, updated color palette. You’ll find this quilt in the Quick Quilts October/November 2016 issue. We’re happy to have Jen here to talk about her lovely quilt and fill us in on her process! 

Hi! I’m Jen Daly—a quilt designer, blogger, and a new quilting teacher. I’m thrilled to be here as a guest blogger today and to have the opportunity to tell you about my quilt, Good Cheer!

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Good Cheer is an 18″ x 52″ table runner that’s colorful, fun, and easy to make. I love this quilt—it makes me happy just to look at it—but it was a long and winding road to get to this cheery finished product!

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This table runner quilt pattern started with the idea for a Christmas row quilt. I thought it would be a great way to showcase some of my favorite Christmassy quilt blocks such as stars, gift boxes, and ornaments.

After sketching my idea in pencil on graph paper (my favorite way to design), I decided it was time to give it a whirl in EQ7.

I played around with some ideas using traditional colors: red and dark green. While the quilt design was looking good, the color palette seemed to be lacking some oomph. So, I decided to let the idea marinate for a while…

…until I saw this gift box while Christmas shopping at a craft store. It was actually part of a set (so cute!):

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The bright red, green and, especially, the turquoise called out to me and I realized I’d found my color palette. It was time to go shopping!

Finding the red, green and turquoise turned out to be the easy part. The background fabrics turned out to be a little tougher. I loved the black on the original box, and the way the white lettering reminded me of a chalkboard, so I started by collecting some black and white prints.

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But, then I realized that the black and white prints combined with red, green, and turquoise AND four different blocks in a scrappy quilt pattern might just be too much. So, I decided to quiet the quilt down by using black, tone-on-tone fabrics for the background.

The end result was this:

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I’d added some filmstrip borders because I was afraid that the background was too much black, but then decided they were unnecessary, and really made the quilt too busy. So, I pulled them out and reassembled the quilt without them.

Here’s Good Cheer, take two:

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Not bad, right?  The colorful blocks really pop against the black background, but I realized that black might not be for everyone. I decided to go back to the EQ7 drawing board to see what the quilt would look like with a light background, and the quilt evolved, yet again.

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I added a row of friendship stars to the center of the quilt to help out with the proportions of the table runner and decided that it was definitely cheerier with the lighter background.  Shopping time again!

Good Cheer 900px 300x300 Good Cheer: A Visit with Jen DalyAnd, wouldn’t you know it, I found the perfect white micro dot fabric with red and green polka dots and, as luck would have it, there was just enough fabric left on the bolt for my quilt. I remade the quilt with the micro dot, my friend Joyce Lundrigan worked her magic with the longarm quilter, and finally, Good Cheer emerged. Success!!

Not all of my quilts go through such an evolution before I arrive at the finished product. Sometimes the quilting stars align and pattern, color, and fabrics all fall into place. More often, though, design is a process. There’s the initial inkling of an idea, followed by trial and error, a lot of thought, a bit of hand wringing, and finally, a beautiful quilt.

The moral of the story: be open to inspiration (you never know where it will come from!), trust your instincts, enjoy the process, and don’t give up on a good idea! Oh, and one more thing, keep your seam ripper handy!

Thank you, Jen!

We’d love to hear from you, quilters! Leave a comment below about this lovely table runner quilt pattern, stories of your own, or tips you have to share. It’s always fun to hear from the quilting community.

If you’d like to make the Good Cheer table runner and don’t already have a copy of the Quick Quilts October/November 2016 issue, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Good Cheer quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!

Gorieta 300px Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!When McCall’s Quilting magazine readers first saw the Glorieta quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth (left), it was love at first sight. This beautiful queen/king medallion design, originally published as a series quilt pattern in the July/August, September/October, and  November/December 2013 issues of the magazine, was a huge hit with our community and resulted in many reader versions in both the original colorway and a variety of other interpretations.

That’s how we knew that Glorieta would make a wonderful Quilt Along project. It looked great in every color scheme! So we asked Peg Spradlin to recreate the quilt using fabrics from the Ribbon Floral collection by Dover Hill for Benartex. The lovely greens and purples with a touch of metallic give this version a super elegant look. Ready to see?

Glorietta flat 600px Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!Spectacular, yes? Quilt kits are available if you’d like your Glorieta to look just like Peg’s. Or simply purchase the quilt pattern and work with your own fabrics! Either way, you’ll love the queen/king size medallion quilt you’ll have at the end of our Quilt Along series of 12 FREE video lessons.

CenterBlock200px Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!The Glorieta quilt pattern includes some unusual piecing tricks you’ll enjoy mastering. Regular Sawtooth Stars are lovely, but look how the addition of pieced corner squares and side triangles can elevate this basic block to an exciting, original level (right). And that’s just ONE of the 12 free lessons in this Quilt Along. Brush up on your basic skills and learn lots of new ones while making this unique quilt week by week right along with us.

This quilt pattern has been completely rewritten to guide you step by step through making your own version. Best of all, we’ve recorded 12 free videos with instructor Laura Stone Roberts to take you through the entire quilt making process. Laura has super tips for all the different techniques used in piecing and finishing this project. In the end, quilters will have a spectacular bed quilt that will light up any master retreat or guest room.

GlorietaLogoComp200px Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!All 12 of the video lessons in this series are available to watch free for a limited time at QNNtv.com. We’re highlighting them one per week on our Facebook page (#‎glorietaquiltalong‬), and you can watch at your own pace. The complete pattern is available for purchase in our online shop. Of course, if you purchase a quilt kit, the pattern is included. Backing fabric is also available.

Ready to stitch your own starry medallion bed quilt? Get your Glorieta quilt pattern or quilt kit and watch the free videos beginning September 9!

We’d like to thank our generous Glorieta Quilt Along sponsor:

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Starring Ships!

Delight an adventurous little one with this week’s Friday FREEbie pattern: Starring Ships!  Designed by Judy Blok, this fun quilt features one large sailboat block surrounded by smaller sailboat blocks. It’s an easy-to-piece design that will make a fabulous gift.

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Starring Ships! finishes at 52 1/2″ by 64 1/2″. Feel free to experiment when selecting your fabrics for this design – imagine it in batiks, nautical prints or scraps from your stash.

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Download the free Starring Ships! quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie! And the download comes with two more bonus patterns to make for babies and children: Dressed to the Nines by Jereé McDade and Match Game by Lynn Lister.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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