Design Wall Tuesday – Winter Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday!

Thanks for joining us! It seems like Winter was on the minds of a few editors this past weekend! I think the hot summer weather is making us think of cooler weather. Read on to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to.


From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:

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I’m having so much fun playing with my charm square collection and coming up with new pattern ideas. I played with another one this weekend and made a bunch of units. Here’s a sneak peek.

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From Administrative Editor, Deb McDonald:

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With temperatures soaring I decided it was time to cool off with thoughts of winter. Last weekend I held my own personal Christmas in July sewing session. I love the Christmas Bows quilt Paula Stoddard designed for McCall’s Quilting Nov/Dec 2016 and knew I wanted one for our home. You can still order your own kit for Christmas Bows. Several months ago I cut and paired up all the patches, sewed a few blocks together and then promptly set the project aside. When I opened the box this weekend it was such a treat seeing the ‘getting ready to sew’ tasks were already done. I turned on my machine and started chain piecing units together. Here is what I have so far.

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From Associate Editor, Tricia Patterson:

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Thinking of winter in August. I worked on a quilt I designed for the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Quiltmaker this week-end.​ My inspiration for the design was the imagery of glistening snow on the flat fields of Indiana and mountain top trees in Colorado. I selected Cardinal Christmas and blenders from Hoffman California Fabrics to get the snowy effect I wanted allover the quilt top. I finished the sections and blocks and I’m ready to sew all of them together. I can’t wait to see what the finished top looks like. Even though I have the design on paper, it’s alway exciting to see it come together in fabric!

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From Video Content Strategist, Caitlin Dickey:

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Some of my fabrics started loudly calling my name sometime last week, and even though I felt like I should finish my snowflakes quilt top before moving on to another project, I couldn’t resist. The pattern for this new quilt keeps changing itself and adding fabrics from my stash that I hadn’t originally pulled for this project. This is what it looks like on my design wall right now; we’ll see where it ends up!

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Halloween plus neutrals quilt in progress


I hope you’re enjoying your summer and are finding some time to get some sewing in. Stop back next week to see what we’ve been up to!

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One Response to Design Wall Tuesday – Winter Quilts

  1. Linda Deis says:

    Love all your ideas. I just got my new Bernina Q20 set up, took a freemotion worksh from Amanda Murphy & a ruler workshop from Pam Varner of Westalee and am practicing on my first full size quilt. I say practicing because I find I keep getting better the farther I go! It’s going to be an exciting fall – won’t know whether to make a top or quilt an existing one!

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