Can you believe it? Today’s Quilter is officially four years old! During this time, we’ve had every kind of project imaginable come through our office door, from Dresden Plate quilts to Tree of Life wall hangings, from Cat’s Cradle blocks to patchwork bags – and even an appliqué clock! We like to think that the possibilities are endless when it comes to quilting, and if the past four years are anything to go by, the magazine has a very exciting future ahead of it.
So, to celebrate our birthday, we thought we’d reintroduce ourselves to you and reflect on a few our favourite quilts from the past four years!
Nikki – Covering Editor
“It’s impossible to choose just one design from the many amazing quilts we have featured in the past few issues, let alone the past four years of TQ, but I must say that I always feel my mood brighten whenever I see a picture or a reader’s version of Angela Attwood’s Moonlit Cherry Blossom quilt featured in issue 49. Its pale, pieced petals contrast so well with the bright blue background, creating a striking, yet serene design that captures the fleeting beauty of spring.”
Laura – Deputy and Technical Editor
“My favourite quilt has got to be Jo Avery’s Avery Garland quilt from issue 52 – it’s so joyful! I love how the combination of colourful prints, varied shapes and the spinning motion make the blocks appear almost as though they are dancing. It’s absolute magic!”
Rachel – Art Editor
“As the Art Editor for TQ, I have the wonderful job of styling the projects for our photoshoots, which makes it extremely hard to choose just one favourite. However, our Deputy Editor, Laura’s Diamonds quilt from issue 42 is particularly special to me. It’s such a timeless design and I really enjoyed bringing out the rich colours that are woven into the quilt with a real fire!”
Jessie – Production Editor
“One of my favourite quilts has to be Julie Taylor’s Radiating Sparkles quilt from issue 48. I adore the contrast of the jewel-toned, scrappy diamonds in the Lone Star against the solid teal background. It’s a wonderful example of a classic yet beginner-friendly design.”
Zoe – Digital Editor
“I’m such a big fan of many of the designers that have been featured in TQ over the years, but if I really had to pick just one favourite, it would have to be Carolyn Forster’s hexagon string quilt from issue 52. It’s a real scrap-friendly project that has so many possibilities, plus I love its geometric vibe!”
If you love what you see and would like to find the patterns for any of these quilts, you can download the digital editions of each issue through the Today’s Quilter app!