Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday!
Hi! Welcome to September. It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down and the kiddos are back in school. Are you finding more time to sew? Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were up to this past weekend.
From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:
I finished sewing the top of my Halloween charm square quilt. It’s fun to see how all the different prints and colors work in this Stacked Bricks quilt. Find the free pattern over on Quiltmaker’s Quilty Pleasures blog.
I also traveled to St. Louis for the Baby Lock Tech convention. This is Baby Lock’s 50th anniversary and new products were introduced. We used their embroidery machines and sergers to make a scarf. I had the pleasure of working on the Intrepid, their new 6-needle embroidery machine. Wow, was it impressive! I have to admit, I’ve never used a serger before, and it was cool to see how easily the edges of my scarf were finished.
From Associate Editor, Erin Russek:
From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa:
I’d wanted to start basting a baby quilt for a friend, but I had to delay those plans for a bit since my sewing room situation has gotten out of control. I’m trying to tidy up and organize my sewing room and I came across not one, not two, but THREE quilts that I’d basted, then folded up and put aside and promptly, conveniently, “forgot” about so I could keep sewing more quilt tops. The quilt on top of the pile is the baby quilt that will just have to be basted later, the rest of the pile needs to be quilted ASAP. It’s a dire situation and the only choice I had was to start stitching in the ditch to make some progress on my neglected quilts.
From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:
I’ve been working on a quilt with circle patches using the Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter. I love this little quilt. The fabric is from the Sugar Pie collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The quilt will be small (about 40″ square); I’ll probably quilt it at home on my domestic machine.
From Associate Editor, Anissa Arnold:
Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you next week so we can share our weekend quilting with you.