Are you making plans for quilting in 2017? It’s just about that time! And we have a wonderful new year-long project to recommend to you – our Over the Meadow and Through the Year Block of the Month Quilt Along.
That’s right, our ongoing Quilt Along program is getting a face lift for 2017, and we hope you’ll enjoy it more than ever. Our wonderful bed size project was designed by Jan Patek, a favorite among quilters for her folksy style and excellent instructions. Each month, you’ll get a kit of fabrics and pattern to make a new block and QNNtv.com will also release a free how-to video hosted by Jan herself. The kit for month 12 will include sashing, border, and binding fabrics as well. Backing fabric is available for separate purchase.
The 12 blocks in this quilt are each so full of personality and charm. And the Moda fabrics (most from the Fern Hill and Hope’s Journey collections) are perfect for creating these whimsical characters and scenes. But don’t take our word for it – take a closer look!
These two cuties celebrate the winter holidays in Jan’s signature style. Loose shapes and imaginative scale add whimsy to everything she designs!
Then suddenly spring arrives! Bunnies and carrots are reunited, and tulips pop in the garden. Everything is made new.
As spring turns to summer, bees work the flowers, and our thoughts turn to the patriotic holidays. From Memorial Day to Flag Day to the Fourth of July, we have plenty to celebrate at this time of year!
When high summer arrives, we long to be near water. Jan’s chipper sail boat and happy whales bring memories of days at the ocean. On the home front, summer flowers bloom and the cat goes adventuring.
When the days turn chilly, be on the watch for Halloween witches, pumpkins, and crows! Sunflowers brighten the garden at this time of year.
When Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Jan’s tom turkey looks a little worried thanks to a star embroidery eye. And back at home, holly berries are bright as the season returns to winter holidays.
From the first bunny of spring to a busy bee hive – birds, dogs, cats, and a very important turkey – these 12 seasonal blocks will take your family all through the year, every year. Make an heirloom-quality quilt in achievable steps, one block a month. It’s the best way to tackle an ambitious quilt like this one.
There are a limited number of spaces in the Over the Meadow Quilt Along, so reserve yours now. We hope you’ll consider giving yourself the gift of beautiful, fun stitching for 2017 and join us Over the Meadow and Through the Year!
The McCall’s Quilting Team