Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quilts And More, Fall 2014

I picked up the latest issue of Quilts and More in Barnes & Noble on Saturday.  I've been trying to resist buying more quilting books and magazines because I have enough projects already to last a long time.  But Quilts and More focuses on smaller projects and this issue has a few that I can really see myself making. 

 
The magazine has a regular feature called ScrapLab where three designers are challenged to each make a project from an identical set of fabric pieces.  The fabric for the Fall projects was set of 20 6" by WOF strips of batik fabric. 


Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. made these framed pieces.  I think this is such a good idea for gifts or your own home.  Each of the three here are sized to fit standard size frames which can be purchased fairly inexpensively in many chain stores. 

 
 
These decorative pillows were designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co and use covered button accents.  I can see these in some Christmas fabrics for the holiday season. 
 
 
 
Zig Zag and Chevron quilt designs have been very popular lately and I like this unusual take on the look.  This design is called Good Vibrations and is by Kari Vojtechovsky.  While this design uses 2.5" strips, it requires more of each print than is in a jelly roll.  Too bad, I still have the jelly rolls I bought in Hawaii (though I do have a plan for them).

 
There are more projects in this issue but the other thing that caught my eye was an ad for a sew-a-thon that American Patchwork & Quilting is holding Sept. 19-20 as part of their 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  If you live near Des Moines, you can go to the live event at the Meredith Corporation.  Those further away can join virtually.


3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Those look like some fun projects. The chevron quilt reminds me of a rail fence quilt that I've been meaning to make for years. And I love the pretty little details on the pillows!

315c2b1e-7b1e-11e3-a7ff-000bcdcb8a73 said...

So glad you mentioned where you purchased your magazine. I've been looking at the grocery store and in drug stores to no avail.

seamscrazyquilts.com said...

I have this magazine, but I don't remember the Good Vibrations pattern. I really like it too - I'm going to find that magazine again tonight when I get home. This is going on my bucket list.