Monthly Archives: January 2016

House (Quilts) Beautiful

See that house quilt in the background of my photo? It’s what I consider to be the overall best quilt I’ve made so far, The House That Kaffe Built. It first appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of McCall’s Quilting, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Delicate Delft

Take a log cabin quilt block variation…piece it with an array of blue fabrics from dark to light value…and set identical blocks in simple but pleasing diagonal rows, to create a sense of movement in the design. That’s the way … Continue reading

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Moonshadows: A Visit with Kristin Lawson

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Kristin Lawson! Kristin’s new quilt, Moonshadows, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hi! I’m Kristin from a little crispy patterns. I am delighted to be blogging over here today! You … Continue reading

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Quilting, Castles, and Gardens of Ireland – Let’s Go!

Do you dream of Ireland? The infinite shades of green in the landscape, the warm welcome of the people, the rich cultural heritage, and best of all…the quilting inspiration! If so, we’d like to invite you to make 2016 the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Sorbet: A Visit with Sofia Moore

Welcome guest blogger, artist, and quilt designer Sofia Moore! Sofia’s new quilt, Strawberry Sorbet, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hello fellow quilters! I am very excited to be a guest blogger at McCall’s Quilting and … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Nuts and Bolts – Part Two

Gigi’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, appears in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nuts & Bolts free lap quilt pattern here. Read Part One of Gigi’s Nuts … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Bursting Star

When McCall’s Quilting associate editor Diane Harris was asked to come up with a quilt she loved from our archives for the I Love This Quilt! page of the March/April 2016 issue, she knew exactly the pattern she wanted to … Continue reading

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Tapestry: A Visit with Gerri Robinson

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt and fabric designer, and author Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs! Gerri’s new quilt, Tapestry, is patterned in the February/March 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss Gerri’s awesome giveaway contest … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Bursting Star

         “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” I’ve thought about this a lot lately, and am still trying to decide if I agree. I’ve been quilting for three decades but until I made Bursting Star recently, I had never pieced … Continue reading

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Top Ten Valentine Quilts and Projects

What’s the next major decorating holiday on the calendar? Why, Valentine’s Day, of course! And we have loads of free Valentine quilt patterns and other projects to inspire your decorating and gift giving plans. We’ve also got digital patterns to … Continue reading

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