December was a blockbuster month for the FaveQuilts Piecing It Together e-mail newsletter! This month, we featured some of your absolute favorite projects in the entire history of Piecing It Together. FaveQuilts readers went wild for all kinds of patchwork projects, from the easy-peasy Crazy Nine Patch to the challenging Apple Core Throw. If you’ve been following FaveQuilts on Twitter or Facebook, you know that we’ve been collecting these projects in a list of the Top 10 Free Quilt Patterns of December 2011. Since the first few days of December, we have been updating this list weekly to include projects you loved from the most recent newsletters.
Yesterday we updated the Top 10 Free Quilt Patterns of December 2011 for the last time. These well-loved projects made the final cut out of all the project we featured in Piecing It Together this month. Check out the list to find out which quilt patterns were the most popular. You might agree that they were all of your favorite project ideas too, or you might be surprised by what your fellow quilters got excited about!
By leaps and bounds, the most popular quilt project of December 2011 (and in the entire existence of Piecing It Together) was the Crazy Nine Patch. This wonky little block captured the hearts of thousands of quilters! Its liberated lines and scrappy look make it a fun, no-stress pattern that you can use in any type of project. Make one block as the front panel for a tote bag or quilted pillow, or make dozens of crazy nine patches for a full-size bed quilt.
Some of our other popular projects included patchwork throw quilts. We all love to make throw quilts because they are a much easier project to tackle than a bed quilt, and they can be just as decorative as they are practical. Traditional patterns like the Apple Core Throw and No Fuss Grandmother’s Flower Garden Throw shared just as much space on the Top 10 Free Quilt Patterns of December 2011 list as modern patterns like the Wonky Log Cabin Throw and the Tulip Patch Charm Quilt.
In addition to throw quilts, we saw reader favorites like Scrap Collage Coasters and Crayon Drawing Quilt Blocks on the list as well. Readers adore quick, playful projects like these because they satisfy your quilt craving without taking weeks to finish. Piecing It Together readers were also intrigued by one of the quilting designs we featured this month, Free Motion Feathers. Follow the tutorial to find out how you can embellish your next quilt with feather quilting!
If you like what you see here, you’ll love the quilt projects in our Top 10 Free Quilt Patterns of December 2011. Check out the list and tell us which projects were your favorites!