Stars are the focus for McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ‘17 issue and we have a stunning variety of traditional and modern designs to share with you. Learn how to applique with felted wool while making Jo Moury’s elegant design Fall Stars. You will also find twenty-two different color combinations for all seasons, in patterns from table runners to bed runners and throw quilts to bed quilts. Let’s preview some patterns featuring curves, arrows, kaleidoscopes and more!
Night Brigade: Stars, stripes and a patriotic color scheme—what could be better? Pam Boswell’s clever design looks more complicated to make than it is. The units are made with basic patchwork techniques and it comes together quickly and easily. The stripes continuing into the 2nd border is a great finishing touch.
Fall Stars: Jo’s lovely bed quilt embodies all the best things about fall—the warm, inviting colors, fluttering leaves, sparkles of golden light and comforting coziness. Wool leaf appliques add a warm, dimensional effect to the quilt. This design finishes at
93 1/2″ x 93 1/2″.
Hocus Pocus: This Halloween table runner is no trick and all treat! Traditional blocks come together to make a frightfully delightful entertaining centerpiece that everyone will die for. An eye-catching composition makes this versatile pattern suitable for any holiday just by changing the color choices. Kit available.
Up: With a quilt this dynamic, you’ve got nothing to hit but the heights! Easy Fast Flying Geese grouped according to a gradation of color and value create an uplifting pattern in this large 60″ x 72″ modern throw. Pattern includes alternate layouts and design option ideas for you to make your own version of this fun and easy quilt.
Dreamcatcher: Finally, an extra long twin size quilt pattern to make all your dreams come true! Large blocks and basic piecing techniques mean that this modern, stylish bed quilt sews up fast finishing at 72” x 96”. The dynamic block design works with any prints or color combinations. If you’ve dreamed about a fun pretty bed quilt pattern that you can make in a snap, this may be just the pattern for you!
Sprockets: The Space Age may not have brought us flying cars or robot maids, but it did give us the fun and quirky sense of design seen in this batik throw that gradates from light to dark. A mix of easy foundation piecing and template piecing creates the Kaleidoscope Blocks. Kit available.
We are giving away print copies of McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ’17 to three lucky winners!
Leave a comment about what you find most inspiring from the Sept/Oct ’17 issue preview, by midnight July 31st. Winners will be chosen and notified on Tuesday, August 1st.
Winners of the Sept/Oct ’17 Issue Giveaway are: Nancy Lewis, Kaye M. and Cathy Cavagnaro. Winners have been notified by email.
The McCall’s Quilting Team