Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

Hi! It’s Carolyn Beam, Content Director for McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines. Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. Most of the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were busy participating in Moda’s National Jelly Roll Sewalong, but a few also found time to work on other projects as well.


From Senior Graphic Designer, Genevieve Stafford Hook:
Stafford Genevieve 150x150 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklingsdesign wall tuesday Genevieve halloween charm squares 300x245 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild DucklingsI’m working on a set of two Halloween-themed pillows as a gift for a Halloween-obsessed friend. The mini charm squares are perfect for a quick project – great for me as I was in a sewing mood, not a cutting mood last night. The pillows will coordinate, but not match. I laid out the squares in a diagonal pattern on my portable design “wall” which makes it very easy to see what I’m doing. Chain piecing the squares makes the whole project come together in a snap.


From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:

Lori Pink Scarf 150x150 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

I spent much of my time this weekend working on a jelly roll quilt because of National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. Sketch seemed to be in my way much of the time. I took five pictures and he was in the middle of what I was doing in two of them.

I got four blocks done on Saturday. It’s going to be a pretty quilt.

design wall tuesday Lori 1 sketch the cat 300x290 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings design wall tuesday Lori 2 four quilt blocks 300x300 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

From Associate Editor, Mary Kate Karr-Petras:

Karr Petras Mary Kate 150x150 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

design wall tuesday Mary Kate Nancy Mahoney wild ducklings 225x300 Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild DucklingsI’m still working on free-motion quilting the color option I made for Nancy Mahoney’s Wild Ducklings pattern. I haven’t marked anything; I’m just eyeballing everything and trying to focus on making just a few things–continuous swirls, continuous figure-8′s, 4- and 8-petaled flowers, and corner-to-corner curved lines–as uniform as possible. I’m glad I’m experimenting on something a little more decorative than a test sandwich before I finally try to quilt something special. I’m excited to have gotten to this stage and by all the possibilities available by being able to successfully free-motion quilt.


Tune in next week for more quilting inspiration, tips and techniques as we share our weekend sewing.

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3 Responses to Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

  1. peggy says:

    Lori Baker – what is the name of your quilt pattern and where can I find it…thanks.

  2. McCalls Staff says:

    Peggy, thanks for asking! The pattern is Tutti-Frutti and it’s in Jelly Roll Quilts in a Weekend by Pam & Nicky Lintott.

  3. Susan says:

    I love the above quilt by Lori Baker. Where can I find the pattern please? Thank you

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