McCall’s Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

McCall’s Quilting Associate Editor, Sherri Driver and Assistant Editor, Laura Roberts are both proud participants in the Quiltmaker 100 blocks issue. Take a look at their blocks below!

Driver Block 300x300 McCalls Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

Sherri Driver

Sherri says, “I love stripes and try to find new and simple ways to use them in nearly everything I sew. I’m also crazy about Kaffe Fassett fabrics, so my block combines both.  In this construction, the stripe fabric has bias on the edges of the units, but with careful handling, that won’t cause any problems.”

Roberts Block 300x300 McCalls Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

Laura Roberts

Per Laura, “Don’t you love ripples?! I do… especially when they start crossing through one another. I was the kid making waves in the bathtub to watch the ripples weave themselves together. So, that’s where I started, and somewhere along the way pink made an entrance into my block, with brown following quickly on pink’s heels. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out because I can visualize both the horizontal movement of the ripples and the vertical as well (as if they’re really lattice-like under the surface of the water). If I let my mind float away when designing, rather than try to force it in the direction I want it to go, I usually end up with something that I find pleasing.”

Let us know what you think below, and you may be entered to win a free copy of the 100 blocks issue!



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82 Responses to McCall’s Editors participate in QM 100 Blocks issue

  1. Cheryl says:

    really unusual colors on the first block…love to see experimentation

  2. kathy h says:

    I love both of the blocks. The lattice work looks very complicated. Looking forward to seeing the magazine so I can see the directions.

  3. Linda (Petey) says:

    Great block designs…especially drawn to the weaving effect!

  4. Kim says:

    I like both blocks, but I’m really partial to the striped fabrics you used. Beautiful!

  5. Deb says:

    I love the top block especially…very pretty! i’d love to win the book.

  6. Very fun blocks- very different in look but both very funky looking.
    I love Kaffe fabrics so I am partial to the first block but I can see some fun things could be created with the second block.
    Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine.
    Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,

  7. Leslie S. says:

    Both blocks are great, but I like how complicated the ripples block looks. When I took the time to really check it out, it didn’t look so intimidating. Very cool!

  8. WYO Di says:

    Thanx for participating and congrats! Love the ripples.

  9. Cynthia says:

    LOVE both your blocks……I’m especially drawn to the woven effects block….thanks!

  10. Kathy S. says:

    I could also see both blocks as looking fabulous made out of batik fabrics!!

  11. MoeWest says:

    Both blocks are nice! I like the use of stripes in the first block and I love the look of lattice.

  12. julie w says:

    I like both blocks . Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Karla says:

    Lovely blocks, ladies! Congrats to you both! They’re both very unique. Thanks for sharing.

  14. VickiT says:

    Both of those blocks are wonderful. Congratulations for being included in the magazine. That’s got be be so exciting to find out your work will be published.

    While I do like both those blocks, I really LOVE the 2nd one done by Laura Roberts. I love the way the lines flow in that.

    Once again, congratulations.

  15. Lina says:

    These are both really neat blocks. I especially like the use of stripes on the first. It really pops. And I also like the interweaving on the second. Neat technique.

  16. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    Congrats on being in the book!

  17. Barbara Young says:

    Look like fun. Congratulations on your blocks.

  18. Mary Jo says:

    I like Sherri’s block. I think it would look good with quieter fabrics—-maybe reds & greens for a Christmas quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!


  19. Rhanda says:

    Yikes.. stripes! Love to see them, not sure how one can possibly line them up. You obviously did! Love both blocks. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  20. Mary says:

    Both blocks are awesome. I can so many possibilities with both with different types of fabrics. Thanks for an opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!

  21. Julie says:

    Love your blocks, Sheri and Laura! You could really play with color to get some great effects!

  22. SheilaC says:

    I love both of the blocks and I can’t wait to see the new magazine


  23. Linda H. says:

    Sherri and Laura, I like the geometry of both your blocks. Laura, I bet yours would look quite intricate when repeated – a great whole quilt top. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  24. Kris S says:

    Stripes rule!! I love their effect on a quilt. They can either anchor a design or give it much liveliness depending on how they are used.

  25. Mystica says:

    Thanks for the blocks and the chance to win.

  26. PeachRainbow says:

    Beautiful blocks – I love the color combination of ripples!

  27. Sandy N says:

    Those blocks are great! Love the Ripples!

  28. Michelle Clemons says:

    Both blocks are great. I especially like Laura’s block. I would love to win a copy of this magazine.

  29. Karen A says:

    Great designs, great colors. I need to get this magazine on my Christmas list.

  30. 4dreamsr says:

    Love both blocks & love McCall’s Quilting, recently subscribed. Congrats on your blocks being chosen for 100 Blocks.

  31. Kim says:

    I love brown and pink quilts and this block will make a real beautiful one.

    Happy Sewing

  32. Jazlyn says:

    Shiver me timbers, them’s some great ifrnomtaion.

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