Celebrate the Holidays with 14 Festive Projects
The spirit of the holiday season is joyful and contagious! In this issue we have all the projects you’ll need to fill your gift-giving list with handmade treasures, from mini to bed size, traditional to contemporary, pieced and appliqué. If you are in need of any holiday décor this issue also features traditional red and green designs, a charming appliqued stocking, pieced ornaments using miniature blocks and scrappy designs to bust your stash.
Joyful red birds signal that the holidays are almost here! Through a clever combination of fussy cutting on the bias, blocks set on-point and a series of mitered borders, designer Elaine Theriault created a spectacular throw quilt that everyone hopes to find under the tree!
Three different stockings in one pattern! What a treat! The stockings are pieced and good-sized at 10″ x 17″. All are easy enough for a confident beginner. Designers Pam Boswell, Kate Colleran and Wendy Sheppard each created a stocking for this pattern.
Scarlet and Silver by Tricia Patterson features a pretty Christmas tree panel surrounded by foundation-pieced blocks that resemble a stained glass window. It’s a quick, fun and easy project that will take your holiday decorating to the next level! The pattern also encourages creative freedom as the block units can be combined any way you like. Kits Available.
Scott Flanagan modified the traditional Lone Star pattern to get a modern, pixellated look with simpler construction than the design usually requires. 17 different bright, saturated colors glow against the dark background. Large blocks help this 92″ x 92″ bed quilt come together relatively quickly.
Terrie Peterson’ lovely, large queen-size bed quilt pattern features golden stars twinkling amid evergreen trees. The big blocks are arranged to create a medallion-style composition, and the clever pieced border complements the blocks perfectly. Sleeping under the trees and stars has never been so warm and snuggly! Kits available.
Bring a sense of wintry coziness to your home this season with this beautiful table runner that celebrates all things frosty and sparkling. Bev Getschel used blue fabrics in a range of values to create the shadowed effect in a design that is easy to piece.
The McCall’s Quilting Team