Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

I Love This Quilt!: Geese in My Kitchen, Part 1

Welcome to my first blog post about my I Love This Quilt! remake that I described in the McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. I chose Geese in My Kitchen by Kathryn Patterson, originally published in our January/February 2015 issue. As … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Baby Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! It was a busy sewing weekend for some of us here at Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: I spent a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Fixing a Mistake

Finally, finally, I’ve finished this queen-size quilt. It was supposed to be my second PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May but I just didn’t make it. I’ll tell you a little about it. You can read about the … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Quilt Appliqué

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Three of the editors for Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting were busy stitching away this weekend. Erin likes to listen to audiobooks while hand stitching her applique. What’s your favorite thing to do while working on a … Continue reading

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Still No PIGS

I’d hoped to finish two PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) in May but it didn’t happen. I had a project for Creative Machine Embroidery to make.  See my blog here to see that pretty quilt. Then I planted my garden. … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Designing Quilts

Do you design quilts or quilt blocks? How do you work when you do? When I design a quilt or a block, I like to use graph paper and a pencil to sketch out lots of ideas, but there are … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Solid Quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! As the temperatures are going up, it gets harder and harder to stay inside and sew (that is until the dog days of summer are upon us!). Working in the garden, long walks or bike rides … Continue reading

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Believing in Tomorrow

This pretty wall hanging is my latest quilt in print. You’ll find Believing in Tomorrow in the July/August 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting. It is on newsstands now and our subscribers should have their copy.  It’s available in print or … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Flannel Quilting Fabric

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! I know I’ve been away from my sewing machine lately—it felt good to finally find some time to sew. How about you? Have you been working on any quilty projects? Read more to see what the … Continue reading

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Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

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