Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Free pattern day! Stained Glass quilts

Here are 30 free patterns for Stained Glass quilts!  What could be more colorful ? Stained glass quilts can be made by piecing a skinny sashing strip between blocks; by appliqueing fabric on a background;  or by placing bias tape over the edges of applique pieces (fusible bias tape makes this even easier.) To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Stained Glass Rooster, free pattern by Fiona Schiffl 

Tiffany Bluebird, free pattern by Lauri C. Martin for AQS (PDF download)

Stained Glass Quilt video tutorial by Rob Appell

Deco Delight quilt, free pattern by Sally Ablett for Fabric Freedom (PDF download)

Prairie Glass Squared quilt, 57 x 57”, free pattern by Jessica Levitt for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)

Chromazone quilt, 61 x 61”, free pattern at eQuilter (PDF download)

Pop Art Palette quilt, 52 x 65”m free pattern at Benartex (PDF download)

Rocket 88 quilt, 72 x 90”, free pattern by Latifah Saafir for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Batik stained glass quilt, 40 x 40”, tutorial at Ludlow Quilt and Sew (PDF download)

Midnight quilt, 47x 57”, free pattern by Sally Ablett for Fabric Freedom (PDF download)

Diamond Pendant quilt, ~60 x 69”, free pattern at Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

On Point quilt, 84 x 84”, free pattern at RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Skyline Sensation, 58 x 70”, free pattern by Larene Smith for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Mountain Waterfall quilt, 53 x 73”, free pattern at Benartex (PDF download)

High Tide quilt, free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

Lumina quilt, 105 x 117”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (PDF download) (see the Lap size quilt variation here)

Sound of the Woods, 69 x 81”, free pattern at eQuilter (PDF download)

Illuminate quilt, 73 x 90”, free pattern by Gina Gempesaw for Red Rooster Fabrics (PDF download)

Painting the Town, 67 x 73”, free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Benartex (PDF download)

De Novo quilt, free pattern by Stephanie Sheridan for Benartex (PDF download)

Ambrosia quilt, 61 x 71”, free pattern by Janet Houts for Blank Quilting (PDF download)


Viva la Vida quilt, 63” square, free pattern by Sandy Irish for Benartex (PDF download)

Dahlia Garden Gate quilt, 44 x 59”, free pattern at eQuilter (PDF download)

Celtic Squares quilt, 47 x 47”, free pattern by Fabric Freedom (PDF download)

Sparkling Hexies quilt, 73 x 88”, free pattern by Larene Smith for eQuilter (PDF download)

Big Moon quilt, 44“ square, free pattern at Benartex (PDF download)

Twelve Moons quilt, free pattern at Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

Graduation quilt, free block pattern by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter

Glass Rail Fence quilt, ~82” square, free pattern at Benartex (PDF download)

Midnight Garden Gate quilt, free pattern at eQuilter (PDF download)

Crossroads quilt, 54 x 70", free pattern at Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)

Mini quilt mosaic tutorial by Lesley Boost at Sew Happy Me

Stained Glass string quilt, free tutorial by Elizabeth Dackson at Don’t Call Me Betsy (PDF download)

Stained Glass block mini quilt, free pattern and tutorial by Joanna Marsh for Janome (PDF download)

Twin Needle bias tape pillow tutorial at Lily's Quilts

Sashed Half Hexi Quilt tutorial at Missouri Star Quilt Company

Spring tulip, free pattern at Subtle Endeavors  (PDF download)

Finally, did you know that hundreds of free Stained Glass designs can be found on the web by doing a Google image search with the term "free stained glass pattern" (here's a snapshot of the results):

Image credits: Individual images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs; complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. The photo montage shown on this page is a derivative work that is the property of Quilt Inspiration. If any links are broken, we'd love to know so we can fix it. Please email us at QuiltInspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Best of Quilt Arizona - day 3

The Quilt Arizona exhibit draws quilters from around the country and features an exciting array of talent from snowbirds and residents.  Here is a sample of the beautiful and award-winning quilts from the recent show.

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Magic Carpet 2 by Georgia Heller

It looks like a rug, but it is a quilt!  Trompe-l'œil (French for "deceive the eye") is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. Georgia Heller says, "I was inspired by the Trompe l'œil wool rugs we saw at market in the Sacred Valley surrounding Cusco, Peru."

Magic Carpet 2 was created by painting with inks on Evolon. It was awarded 2nd place in the Art/Painted or Digital Quilt category.

Ruby Red Nesting Night Owl by Barbara Spitalny and the Night Owls

The Night Owl Chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild wanted to create a quilt celebrating the 40 years of AQG [the Ruby Jubilee]. The challenge was to use a piece of ruby red fabric to create a nesting owl shape. These owls have sparkling personalities!

Color in My Kaffee by Constance Clark

This jewel box-like quilt was based on a design by Kim Diehl.  Constance Clark says, "Kim Diehl’s pattern for a traditional quilt was transformed into a riot of colors using Kaffe Fassett’s fabulous fabrics."  The central applique medallion is surrounded by three brilliant rows of snowball blocks.

The colorful snowballs were set against a charcoal-colored background, providing a vivid contrast.  This quilt was awarded the Third Place prize for hand quilting.

All Around Town by Nancy McFall, quilted by Janet Grant

This is Nancy McFall's beautiful version of Sue Garman’s All Around the Town design. She  received a set of the patterns on Christmas 2014. The majority of the fabrics were from Nancy's stash.  The red ribbon is the 2nd place award in the Applique - Medium/Large quilt category.  In the closeup photo below you can see that Janet Grant quilted a clamshell design on the roofs of the houses.

A Slice of Norway: Along the Fjord, entered by Margot McDonnell  (group quilt)


Winner of 1sst place in the Group Quilt category, this original design quilt was based on a photo taken by Margot McDonnell. We didn't realize this was a "slice" quilt until we saw it close up!  In the photo below you can see where two slices come together (in the middle of the boats).


The landscape and houses were fused, painted and hand embroidered. Each of five quilters (Margot McDonnell, Karen Adams, Patricia Bliss, Evelyn Link and Anne King) worked independently on her slice and quilted it.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2018 Arizona Quilters' Guild show.
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