Design Wall Tuesday: Flying Geese with Stripes and More

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines did some fun stitching this weekend, and we hope you did, too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home sewing spaces:


From Content Director Carolyn Beam:

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Blocks for future project.

Although I’m still “fixin’ to get ready” with my quilt for a future issue of Quiltmaker, I was finally able to start sewing some blocks together.


From Administrative Editor Deb McDonald:

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The cutting mat is empty. The sewing machine light is dark. No sewing for me this weekend. After finishing a throw- and a twin-size quilt top in a little more than a week (whew!), I needed a break. It was a beautiful weekend, so it was time to work outside. I planted seeds and my husband planted a a little peach tree. Grow, baby, grow!

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Seeds are planted.

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New peach tree.


From Associate Editor Gigi Khalsa:

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Quilting on the back.

This weekend I wasn’t able to get as much sewing time as I had hoped, but I did make progress on quilting my version of Nuts & Bolts. I’m pretty much done with the quilting in the center, and now I just have to complete the quilting in the borders! Here’s some of the quilting as seen on the back of the quilt.


From Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker:

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Future Quick Quilts pattern.

If you ask me what my favorite color is, I probably wouldn’t say blue. But many, many of my quilts are predominantly blue. Not surprisingly, I fell in love with these mostly blue fabrics from Island Batik so I volunteered to make a quilt designed by Jessica Caldwell for an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I got everything cut and started piecing this weekend.


From Associate Editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras:

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I spent Friday evening and part of Saturday troubleshooting the free-motion quilting settings on a new-to-me sewing machine. It works great for piecing and walking-foot quilting, but I haven’t gotten the tension right for free-motion quilting yet. Since there was nothing more I could do about it come Saturday evening, I thought ahead to other quilts I want to make and decided to finally cut into some Jennifer Paganelli fat quarters I’ve been hoarding for six or so years.

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Stripes and blenders by Jennifer Paganelli for FreeSpirit

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Fast flying geese

The pattern I have in mind calls for over 200 flying geese so I started by making some test units to see if those stripes and prints would work, and I think they will. It’s funny how good it feels to put “precious” fabrics to use when the time is right, isn’t it?


That’s it for this week. We had some nice weather so I think a few of us were spending time outside and away from our studios! Be sure to stop by next week for more Design Wall Tuesday!

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5 Responses to Design Wall Tuesday: Flying Geese with Stripes and More

  1. Sue Proffitt says:

    I have always enjoyed using stripes, but had not tried them in Flying geese. Maybe in the next quilt.

  2. 'Nice Deloney says:

    I enjoy using stripes when making two-fabric, folded, prairie points for the binding of a quilt. This is another creative idea I will use. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Aby Dolinger says:

    My favorite color is blue, so I am anxiously waiting for Lori’s/Jessica’s quilt to be published!

  4. Kendra Phipps says:

    I am in Love with those fabrics you used in your flying geese!!!!! I’ll be looking for comparable choices on my next fabric search.

  5. Deborah Woodbury says:

    I love the stripes! I too, will have to get brave and try them with flying geese. I am curious if you prefer the fast method of making flying geese, or the older method done with strips. Although both methods are fun, I think prefer the strips…but maybe not if I was doing 200 of them!

    I am partial to blue, but I think it’s because we are a military family of both US Air Force and US Navy, with some US Army thrown in just to jazz things up.

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