The August/September 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts just arrived, and it’s filled with so many fun patterns for appliqué, modern pieced quilts, and traditional quilt designs. Having recently returned from the Spring 2013 International Quilt Market in Portland, our editorial team put together an issue that shows you how to borrow from this year’s colorful market trends and create something beautiful for anywhere in your home.
Retro Fabric Prints and Modern Quilt Design
This issue is packed with bright prints and funky pattern designs, with a few features that call upon really neat retro colors that speak to summer. Bea Lee’s Retro Tulip lap quilt is a gorgeous pattern for fusible appliqué that lets you quickly create lush flowers to complement elegant pieced stars. We love Bea’s use of retro floral prints!
Note: Retro Tulip is a great pattern to use paper-backed fusible web.
Another awesome modern pattern in this issue is One Way or Another, by Michelle Freedman. Bright bold fabrics including Maywood Pearl Gemstones combine with Michelle’s clever design to make this super-fun lap quilt. Michelle added one orange and one green strip to her binding for a bit of visual pop.
Fun Kids Quilt Patterns in Red, Blue and Black!
Heidi Pridemore’s Highway Heroes is filled with easy-to-appliqué rescue trucks and cars that make a wonderful gift and add fun colors to any little hero’s bedroom. Heidi uses the Planes, Trains & Automobiles collection from Timeless Treasures. This is another great pattern for those of you who like using the fast and easy fusible appliqué technique!
Wall Hangings and Mini-Quilts
We’ve included several patterns for smaller quilts that are great to hang on a wall in a studio, kitchen or bedroom. In Melinda Honn’s pattern, Cute as a Button, you’ll learn to machine-sew buttons for a fast finish. Melinda uses pinwheel blocks that are made up of assorted prints—a perfect use for scrap fabrics!
In this issue you’ll also find Diane McGregor’s beautiful hanging, Heartstrings. A modern applique completed with a pieced binding, this is an adorable accent piece that can be made in a day or less. Diane uses Rowan prints for this sweet wall hanging, and we’ve created a fun kit with these prints so that you can make yours just as bright!
Finally, for those of you who are already preparing for back to school, Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s Apple of My Eye is a great appliqué table runner that sets a sweet table to welcome guests. Click here to find a free pattern for cheerful apple appliqué pot holders, and create a kitchen set.
More Traditional Quilt Patterns
Designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, Old Sage Road is a gorgeous pattern that’s also fast! Prints from the Townhouse Gardens collection by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics give this simple one-block quilt a timeless look.
Another great traditional quilt is Gerri Robinson’s Moonlight Stars— a quick one-block lap quilt pattern. This classic design features one simple-to-piece block that creates an intriguing secondary pattern that will make your quilt sparkle. Click here for a free Moonlight Star quilt block pattern, and click here to download a free bed size version of this pattern.
Exclusive Fabric Kits
We offer limited edition fabric kits for a handful of quilts patterned in each issue. Click here to find them in our Quilt and Sew Shop and have a complete fabric kit delivered right to your home! In the August/September 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we include several patterns that offer a kit for purchase, including Heidi Pridemore’s Firehouse Friends, John Kubiniec’s Whole Lotta Love, and Susan Guzman’s Hey Girl….
Pick up your copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine, August/September 2013 from your local quilt shop or newsstand, or click here to purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop. By subscribing to McCall’s Quick Quilts, you’ll find out when new QQ Kits are available!
As with every issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we include a handful of free web bonuses like fun blocks and patterns. Click here to find the web bonuses from this issue.
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