The cover of Quilters Newsletter Presents Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 says that it contains “25 must-make patterns.” That’s 25 quilt patterns that will lend inspiration to stash busting, future trips to the local quilt store and generally the enjoyment of the craft. While some people may be skeptical about the fact that all 25 of these quilts are “must-make patterns,” I can attest that as I’m writing this post for the Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour, I’m reminded of picturing making one quilt in an alternate colorway, wondering if a certain collection I have in my stash wouldn’t be perfect for another and considering making one quilt actually in the colorway presented (something I don’t do often). While I may not have the time to make all 25 quilts, I’m certain there’s an appeal to every one of them. For those people who are still thinking they’ll have to see that to believe it, they may just need to head down to their local newsstand, bookstore, quilt shop or online at Quilt and Sew Shop in order to pick up their copy today and find out for themselves. Either that or they’ll just have to continue following us on our Blog Tour, which today, Day 2, stops at the online homes of two more of the issue’s wonderful designers.
Our first designer today is Christina Cameli, who designed, made and quilted Gently Down the Stream. We asked in another giveaway recently what our readers’ favorite quilt blocks were, and several of the comments said “anything with triangles.” While Gently Down the Stream doesn’t use the half-square or quarter-square variety, it does use strip pieced triangles which are especially fun.
Because every young girl or boy needs a castle of their own, QN associate editor Gigi Khalsa has designed Castle on a Cloud. There would be a number of ways to make this quilt more masculine with knight and dragon appliques or more feminine with bow and ribbon embellishments.
Comments must be entered by Midnight Mountain Time tonight unless otherwise noted in the individual designer’s blog post to be eligible to win. Randomly selected winners from all blogs involved in the Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour will receive an email from QNMquestions@fwmedia.com with the subject line “Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014 Blog Tour giveaway.” Open to anyone worldwide who has not won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the past 90 days.
Don’t forget to visit us here at the QN Blog again tomorrow for chances to win two new bundles of fabric by visiting two more designers’ blogs!