Design Wall Tuesday – Auditioning fabrics and Log Cabin Quilts

Hello! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re sliding into shorter days and cooler temperatures—perfect quilting weather! Here’s what a few of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on:


From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa:

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Over the weekend I got started on the Freeform Block of the Month. It’s my first BOM and I really don’t want to fall behind, so I made sure to get all the cutting done, as well as quite a bit of sewing. Keep up with my progress on the project at the Quiltmaker blog; I’ll be posting every month until its done! auditioning fabrics and log cabin quilts Gigi DWT Design Wall Tuesday – Auditioning fabrics and Log Cabin Quilts


From Associate Editor, Mary Kate Karr-Petras:

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I finished my Log Cabin throw quilt top last week! With only nine 20″ x 20″ blocks made mostly with precut jelly roll strips, it came together really quickly. I’m happy with it, and foresee a number of Log Cabin variations in my quilting future. You can read more about my process here, including how I resorted to the low-tech design tools (paper and crayons) I had at home to plan my fabric placement.

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From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:

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I had fun this weekend making a color option for an upcoming issue of Quiltmaker. I made a block with a beautiful blue and magenta iridescent silk dupioni and black cotton velvet. The bulk of the black was a little hard to deal with but the finished project is really pretty. And between the velvet shedding and the silk raveling, my lint roller was a good tool to have close by.

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From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:

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Instead of sewing this past weekend, I got to visit with a quilt guild on the western slopes of Colorado—the Friendship Quilters of Colorado. What a lovely group of quilters with inspiring show and tell!

Please join us next week to see what we’ve been up to!

In stitches,
Carolyn
Content Director
McCall’s Quilting, McCall’s Quick Quilts and Quiltmaker

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