Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pixie Sticks Lap Quilt Pattern

As soon I saw the Pixie Sticks baby quilt by Debby Kratovil in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, I fell in love. The 1930s repro prints against the clean white background…the fun reverse placement of color vs. white … Continue reading

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Sparkle and Spin: A Visit with Lisa Bluford

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and Etsy shop owner Lisa Bluford of Pieces of Cotton! Lisa’s “fraternal twin” Sparkle & Spin quilts are featured in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.   Hello! This is Lisa from … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2016!

If innovation is one of your favorite quilting words, we have just the magazine for you! The 17 fresh quilt patterns in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting are full of fun techniques, unusual twists, and clever tricks to … Continue reading

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House (Quilts) Beautiful

See that house quilt in the background of my photo? It’s what I consider to be the overall best quilt I’ve made so far, The House That Kaffe Built. It first appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of McCall’s Quilting, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Delicate Delft

Take a log cabin quilt block variation…piece it with an array of blue fabrics from dark to light value…and set identical blocks in simple but pleasing diagonal rows, to create a sense of movement in the design. That’s the way … Continue reading

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Moonshadows: A Visit with Kristin Lawson

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Kristin Lawson! Kristin’s new quilt, Moonshadows, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hi! I’m Kristin from a little crispy patterns. I am delighted to be blogging over here today! You … Continue reading

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Quilting, Castles, and Gardens of Ireland – Let’s Go!

Do you dream of Ireland? The infinite shades of green in the landscape, the warm welcome of the people, the rich cultural heritage, and best of all…the quilting inspiration! If so, we’d like to invite you to make 2016 the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Sorbet: A Visit with Sofia Moore

Welcome guest blogger, artist, and quilt designer Sofia Moore! Sofia’s new quilt, Strawberry Sorbet, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hello fellow quilters! I am very excited to be a guest blogger at McCall’s Quilting and … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Nuts and Bolts – Part Two

Gigi’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, appears in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nuts & Bolts free lap quilt pattern here. Read Part One of Gigi’s Nuts … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Bursting Star

When McCall’s Quilting associate editor Diane Harris was asked to come up with a quilt she loved from our archives for the I Love This Quilt! page of the March/April 2016 issue, she knew exactly the pattern she wanted to … Continue reading

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