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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 5: Framing & Embellishing

My border fabrics are chosen and sewn. I decided to sew the backing to the front in pillowcase style, with batting in between and no binding. Now that I’m nearing the finish line I know this art quilt needs a … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses…Time to Quilt!

This quilt is so small, there’s really no excuse to ask anyone else to machine quilt it for me. I’ve decided to quilter-up and do it myself. And I’m using a pretty elaborate quilting plan. Rebecca Segura of Zeffie’s Quilts … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

Now and then I’m breaking away from the actual quilt piece to practice putting fabrics together and stitch applique edges. I like a more active sky background with a sparkling print effect rather than a plainer, more subtle texture for … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 3: Layering begins!

I’m beginning to lay down my basic shapes of roughly cut fabric. My mini design wall consists of a piece of white terry cloth wrapped and taped around a large artist’s clipboard. It’s totally portable! I’ll refer to my rough … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Progress

I am still loving my miniature house quilt project. I finally finished all the foundation piecing and made the little (2 1/8″) blocks. Then, I arranged all the units and made the top. Now for the less-than-fun removal of all … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 2

I’m starting with the cool color sketch (2) and choosing fabrics. Okay, I know there are only 17 basic shapes in the composition, but I am a big believer in collecting many fabric options to choose from in the beginning. … Continue reading

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My Take on “America The Beautiful”

I’m having a ball piecing my own version of America the Beautiful — our McCall’s 2011 series quilt designed by Lynn Lister. Hope lots of you are stitching with me! In our March/April issue trees and mountains are patterned — … Continue reading

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Color Sketches for the Little Cityscape Art Quilt

I decided to explore some more color options once I had made the beginning fabric collage you see on the far left. First I drew the basic shapes in the computer and started filling them in with flat color, keeping … Continue reading

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New issue on sale now!

Take a spring fling with our 18 posh patterns! The McCall’s Quilting editors continue the series quilt, America the Beautiful. Check out our great new skills, to include: sew a clever curving border, play with color with our design wall … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In!, Part 7

Even unpacking quilters need to play! Okay, the plan was to show you the incredible amount of unpacking I got done this weekend, but I’ve got something else to show you instead. I made this European pillow sham to make … Continue reading

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