This bright and beautiful cover makes me feel as though warm spring breezes are just around the corner. Though winter will continue for another 8 weeks, we can all enjoy a glimpse of spring while we peruse this delightful new issue. Let’s take a peek at some of the outstanding designs in this issue.
When it’s time for spring baby showers, you’ll be ready with a girl or boy version of a modern baby quilt the new mom will love.
Pick your favorite collection of big prints and stitch up a fused appliqué quilt that features a super-easy twist on the classic Melon Block. (If you prefer the traditional Melon Block, we’ve got a free pattern download of the antique Melon Block quilt that inspired this design.)
You might be intrigued by this sophisticated quilt design with dynamic black and white prints.
Gather up your scraps, and get started on your own quilted galaxy of stars that’s sure to become a treasured family heirloom.
(We even have a contest that you can enter to win Sherri’s extra blocks and fabrics from this quilt!) Winner of Heritage Stars Blocks & Fabric Giveaway announced: Congratulations to Luan Offer of Oxford, Michigan!
Or choose this gorgeous bed quilt with an elegant floral border.
(Love the fabrics? Enter to win an entire fat quarter pack of the Moda Blueberry Crumb Cake fabrics featured in this quilt!) Winner of Moda Blueberry Crumb Cake Giveaway announced: Congratulations to Andrea Sward of Manitoba, Canada!
Are you participating in the mystery quilt? A Mystery in Three Parts began in McCall’s Quilting January/February 2012, and continues with part 2 in this issue. It’s not too late to start! Join our mystery quilt group on Quilters Club of America, and share your photos, thoughts and progress with fellow mystery quilters.
If country is your style, you’ll want to turn to the charming Sunny Nines quilt pattern. You’ll also find a dazzling jewel-tone quilt featuring fabrics with hints of metallic gold, a must-touch quilt with unique dimensional flowers, and a pattern for a handy tote bag with a charming bright posy accessory. Plus even more quilt patterns…click here to preview them all!
If you could pick only one of this issue’s quilt patterns to start stitching today, which one would you choose? (I would have to start with this one!)