Hot off the Press – McCall’s Quilting March/April 2012

Cover large 200px Hot off the Press   McCalls Quilting March/April 2012This 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.

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Girl or Boy...Hugs to Enjoy

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.)

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Melon Blossoms

You might be intrigued by this sophisticated quilt design with dynamic black and white prints.

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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!

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Heritage Stars

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!

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Midnight Garden

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.

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A Mystery in Three Parts (2)

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!)

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11 Responses to Hot off the Press – McCall’s Quilting March/April 2012

  1. Darlene Thompson says:

    Second floor walk up is the quilt I would make, because I am just begining to quilt. This looks like it would be very easy. And Yes I love the jewel colors!!!!

  2. PattyC says:

    Beautiful Quilts ;)

  3. Patricia says:

    If I could just pick one, I would choose “Good Morning”. Lovely bright colors!

  4. Nancy Nehez says:

    I would choose “Galaxy of Stars”!

  5. Trudy says:

    They’re gorgeous! Can’t wait to get my issue!

  6. Carolyn Rankin says:

    I enjoy your publications so much. I keep watching for a bargello quilt presentation and kit in your magazine. I would love to make one but I find that I have trouble selecting the fabrics for the patterns available. A kit would be a tremendous help.

  7. Lori Holmes says:

    Our group started the mystery quilt…we have so many varations in colors…each of us is doing our own…we are having so much fun with it…can hardly wait for the new issue to arrive…hurry up mr. postalperson….pretty please

  8. Marylyn Jones says:

    I paid for the digital

  9. Linette Greene says:

    I was considering subscribing to the digital issues of McCall’s Quilting. If I were to do so now, would I have access to the jan/feb issue? I am particularly interested in the mystery quilt.

  10. Laura says:

    Hi Linette, Don’t you love the idea of digital issues? They’re so easy to store! LOL. Unfortunately, I don’t know as much as I’d like to about our new digital issues, but if you email, they’ll be able to answer all of your questions. Thanks for posting! Laura

  11. Linette Greene says:

    Thanks, Laura. Will do. Yes, easy to store, not as easy to thumb through!

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