Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Starring Ships!

Delight an adventurous little one with this week’s Friday FREEbie pattern: Starring Ships!  Designed by Judy Blok, this fun quilt features one large sailboat block surrounded by smaller sailboat blocks. It’s an easy-to-piece design that will make a fabulous gift.

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Starring Ships! finishes at 52 1/2″ by 64 1/2″. Feel free to experiment when selecting your fabrics for this design – imagine it in batiks, nautical prints or scraps from your stash.

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Download the free Starring Ships! quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie! And the download comes with two more bonus patterns to make for babies and children: Dressed to the Nines by Jereé McDade and Match Game by Lynn Lister.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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Comfy Cabin: A Visit with Deborah Jacobs

 Comfy Cabin: A Visit with Deborah JacobsWelcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Deborah Jacobs, owner of Gathering Friends Quilt Shop! Deb and her business partner Kathy have been designing patterns since they opened their shop in 1998. They’ve written 24 books and numerous patterns, which you can find on their website. Deb’s new bed-size quilt pattern, Comfy Cabin, uses easy piecing and specific color placement to create a stunning design. You’ll find this quilt in the Quick Quilts October/November 2016 issue. For a chance to win some amazing quilt patterns offered by Gathering Friends Quilt Shop, read on!

I am thrilled to be the guest blogger today for McCall’s Quilting and to share with you one of my favorite quilts “Comfy Cabin.” This project has three of my favorite things all rolled into one quilt: I adore flannel quilts, I absolutely LOVE any scrap quilt pattern, and my favorite season in Minnesota is autumn.

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Even though scrappy quilt patterns are a favorite of mine, I still like to plan where the scraps will be placed in a quilt. So does that make me a planned scrapper? Or an organizer of chaos? Controlled scrapper? Well, whatever I am, I had a fabulous time making this quilt! For me, planning where the colors go is as much fun as sewing the quilt together. Color placement is a key element in the design. This is a very simple quilt, mainly squares and half-square triangles. Comfy Cabin is a great example of how color makes the quilt!

When choosing the fabric for your quilt, don’t stress over every piece of fabric. It is the overall effect that matters. Pick your main or focal fabric based on the color scheme of the room you will use your quilt in and then choose the fabrics that will complement it. Don’t judge fabrics for your quilt up close – put them together and then stand back at least six feet to get the overall effect. If you are making this quilt for a gift, pick a main fabric that reminds you of that person. Use their favorite colors or a print showcasing their favorite sport or hobby.

The comment we hear the most when people visit our quilt shop is, “I love how you put color together.” Well, we do love helping people pick out the colors for their projects. If you are having a hard time with this, look to the world around you for color inspiration. Color is everywhere, every day! Stop and really absorb the color in your surroundings. Get excited about the stone walls, pumpkins as they appear in the garden, the fruit bowl, or a box of buttons. Let those creative juices flow!

 Comfy Cabin: A Visit with Deborah Jacobs

Thank you, Deb!

Leave a comment below before midnight September 7, 2016 and you’ll be entered into the random drawing for 3 quilting books (over 35 quilt patterns!) by Gathering Friends. The winning name will be drawn on September 8 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

If you’d like to make a Comfy Cabin quilt and don’t already have a copy of the Quick Quilts October/November 2016 issue, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Comfy Cabin quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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Seasons Change

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Seasons ChangeFellow quilters, it is with very mixed feelings that I tell you that today is my final day of employment with McCall’s Quilting and its parent company F+W. My 12+ years with McCall’s have been some of the best of my life, and every position I’ve worked in has truly been a dream job. I’ve also made so very many good friends. But all good things really do come to an end, and tomorrow I start a new chapter in my life.

I want to thank you so much for your support, encouragement, lovely letters, block samples (yes, readers sent me blocks sometimes!), and most of all your quilting camaraderie. In all the places I’ve met you, in all our online interactions, I have really come to know that when you meet a fellow quilter, you make a new friend.

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My logo is a work in progress!

My next adventure is launching my own quilt pattern business, and I’m very excited about it. Beginning with the Grand Opening on October 1, you can follow all my quilting escapades at HillStreetQuilts.com, HillStreetQuilts.blogspot.com, and on the Hill Street Quilts Facebook page. In fact, you can go there now and bookmark the spots; there’s just no content there yet! That’s how I will happily fill my days in September  icon smile Seasons Change

Thank you again, and I hope to see you all soon.

Keep quilting!
Kathy
KathrynPattersonQuilts@gmail.com

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Can You Solve The Mystery?

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines did some fun stitching this weekend, and we hope you did, too! Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home sewing spaces:

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Content director Carolyn Beam writes, “I found a new pattern that I fell in love with – Colorway by Camille Roskelley. I sewed up one block this weekend and really like how easy this block is.

CarolynA Quilt Design Wall Monday: Can You Solve The Mystery?I also worked on my Whispers quilt blocks (very different colors from my other block!) and now have completed the last row on my design wall and have another stack of blocks to add.”

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Administrative editor Deb McDonald has a challenge for you.  “The December/January 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts will feature a words quilt. The rest of the alphabet will be the web bonus, so you can spell any word you would like. These letters go really fast and are truly addicting. I have a couple finished projects that I’ll show closer to the on-sale date, but here’s an in-progress project. Can you guess what word I’m working on? ”

 

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And from acquisitions editor Lori Baker: “My quilting is almost done. The problems last week were with the thread. I used the entire spool even though I had to go very slowly but it’s finally gone and I’ve changed to a different thread so it’s going much better now. I only have two areas about the size of my hand and the 9 centers to go. I’m so ready to be done with this.”

 

Lori Quilt Design Wall Monday: Can You Solve The Mystery?That’s it from us for this Design Wall Monday. Check out our progress by reading previous Design Wall Monday blog posts here.  And visit the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page and post photos of YOUR work to join the fun and the conversation. We’ll see you there! #designwallmonday

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cherry Jubilee

Patterson Kathy 150px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cherry JubileeLog cabin quilts are among the most beloved of all designs and styles. The versatile Log Cabin quilt block can be set in so many interesting ways and it plays so well with other design elements! Case in point…one of our most popular free log cabin quilt patterns….Cherry Jubilee by Kathleen Anderson-Weber! The sweet touches of applique set off these basic patchwork blocks so well. See for yourself:

CherryJubilee600px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cherry JubileeIt’s summer on a quilt! Cherry Jubilee finishes at 60 1/2″ x 76 1/2″, a great size for sofa snuggling.

Download the free Cherry Jubilee lap quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie! And it comes with 2 more bonus log cabin quilt patterns: Log Cabin Legacy by Sherri Bain Driver and Caribbean Blue by Jan Douglas.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene Oddie

OddieMarlene225px Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene OddieWelcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Marlene Oddie of KISSed Quilts! Marlene’s new wall quilt pattern, Mountain Pass, is in the October/November 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on and don’t miss Marlene’s quilt pattern giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hi blog readers! It is great to be here again; you may remember me from the 2011 McCall’s Quilt Design Star Challenge. It has been a few years and I’ve been busy with all sorts of projects, which included a move to a smaller town and taking my long-arm quilting service into a commercial space where I now have a quilting studio, KISSed Quilts, that includes about 450 bolts of fabric, thread, and notions along with my own patterns.

Mountain Pass 600px Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene OddieThe project Mountain Pass in the Oct/Nov 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts came about because of a similarly designed project that is near and dear to my heart. My mom leads a group of quilters in Apache Junction, AZ that makes Bags of Love which are given by child protective services and other similar agencies to children taken from a home and placed into foster care. Most often when removed, the children have nothing and are not allowed to take anything with them due to meth infiltration to all of their possessions. This “bag of love” is made by the group of volunteers and includes a quilt, toys, stuffed animal, and gender and age specific personal hygiene items. About once a year I have occasion to visit the group and often provide a tutorial on a new quilt design.

The basic zigzag design was presented to them with a different border treatment to meet size specifications that they need, but also to give their quilts a little bit of design interest, yet minimize the number of seams. Most quilts are labors of love, but when you are making over 400 a year, they tend to be fairly simple in their construction. I thought this concept would also give them some seams as quilting guides.

I use EQ7 (Electric Quilt 7 software) currently for most of my designing (Congrats #EQ25!). I started with a Vertical Strip Quilt and used a Points A strip style since there is a sample ‘Lightning’ design that uses that method. One could also use a Horizontal Strip Quilt and a Points B strip style – sometimes I start playing and don’t realize there is another way (perhaps even easier way!). I also experimented with making larger size quilts (below). But ultimately I originally just wanted a 48” x 60” quilt for the charity group and kept it simple with a single border.

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It might seem a bit tricky to get the pieces aligned properly in each row so that they always stitch out flush, but once you figure that out it goes really quick!

TrianglesComp Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene OddieI prefer cutting my borders on the length of fabric and always cut the lengths to size (opposite sides should match) before sewing them onto the quilt top. This helps minimize a wavy border!

I had an opportunity to quilt two red and white quilts for the Red, White and Quilted book published by AQS and wanted some practice of modern quilting before diving into the actual quilts. I used the zigzag sample I had made and I had this beautiful red and white border print from Jinny Beyer, so I incorporated that into a new border concept. I then went to town on the quilting. This gave me confidence to move ahead with the quilts for the book.

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MountainPassFabrics Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene OddieAs Marcus Fabrics provided yardage from their Rustic Winds collection (right) for my Quick Quilts project…the name Mountain Pass emerged to the Quick Quilts team. I love how it bridges the gap of this modern design to these more traditional and fall themed fabrics. A great name choice! I used a black and white filter to check the value of the fabrics so that they would make a visual impact based on their placement in the quilt.

The border fabric is not a border print per se, but in looking at the repeat of the motif, I chose to cut it so that it had a similar look from all four sides. Although I prefer to cut my borders on the length of fabric, I liked the striped direction for the small borders which required me to cut it on the width of fabric and piece it together—but a stripe fabric is easy to line up the design so that it looks continuous.

Mountain Pass FLAT 600px Mountain Pass: A Visit with Marlene OddieThe quilting is an edge to edge design, hand guided on my Gammill Optimum plus, called “Indian Summer #1 Petite” by Patricia E Ritter and available from Urban Elementz. I used Aurifil 40 wt #2350 and The Warm Company’s Warm & Natural batting.

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I have a technique detailed in my book You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners on how to do a binding completely by machine.

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I’m excited to share this technique for making a zigzag design with you and hope you will find this to be a great way to make a quick zigzag too!

My original 1st round entry to the McCalls Quilt Design Star 2011, 1892 Rondure, has been adapted into a pattern, Rondure (quilts shown below), and is now available from me directly or through your local quilt shop. I am planning a 3 day intensive retreat to make this design, April 25-27, 2017 in Grand Coulee, WA. Contact me at marlene@kissedquilts.com for more details. I’m giving away a copy of the pattern through the McCall’s hosted contest below.

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Thanks, Marlene!

Leave a comment below before midnight August 30, 2016 and you’ll be entered into the random drawing for a copy of Marlene’s Rondure quilt pattern. The winning name will be drawn on August 31 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

If you’d like to make a Mountain Pass wall quilt and don’t already have a copy of the October/November 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Mountain Pass quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: It’s Beginning to Look A Little Like Christmas!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines work far ahead on their projects, and this weekend that meant some holiday stitching! Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home sewing spaces:

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Editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras writes, “Here’s something I made on Saturday: a Christmas wall hanging based on the pattern for Merry Merry, a bed runner by Wenche Wolff Hatling in the new Best Christmas Quilts 2016 from Quilters Newsletter (which I edited). It’s all done with traditional piecing, no templates or foundations needed. I used blenders from Sweetwater’s Cookie Exchange collection for Moda, and I really like it. I’ll quilt it when we get a little closer to Christmas; it’s still too early for me to be in the holiday mood.”

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And from editor Tricia Patterson: “Christmas or Valentine’s Day? I cut out these lovely Hoffman Batik fabrics for the color option of a pattern in a future issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Piecing the quilt top was at the top of my to-do list this weekend. My goal is to have it ready for a photography session later this week, to meet a deadline for the February/March 2017 issue. Now, that’s planning ahead.”

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Keepsake Quilting online editor Cate Prato is getting ready for some important stitching. “I didn’t actually sew, but I did wash a bunch of fat quarters by Moda and Red Rooster in prep for cutting a ton of HSTs (half-square triangles) for a wedding quilt.”

 

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Editor Gigi Khalsa reports, “This weekend I was able to finish a baby quilt I’ve been working on in spurts. I made a fun pieced back, quilted it with free-motion meander (I’m getting better at free-motion quilting, but I’m not perfect! But for a baby quilt, it’s not bad at all.), and got the binding done! The front is a surprise for now, but here’s the back and the finished quilt folded up.”

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Managing editor Paula Stoddard shares, “This weekend I finished up the project I started 2 weeks ago. This design by Alli Jensen will be featured in an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quilting. I love love love these fabrics and this design! Can’t wait to get it quilted!”

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Acquisitions editor Lori Baker had a tough time with her weekend stitching. “I spent what little time I had this weekend free-motion quilting. It didn’t go very well. I have skipped stitches and the thread broke more than just a few times. I gave up. I’ll do more troubleshooting tonight when I’m fresh. I do think I’m going to like the fill I’m using – a combination of loops and leaves.”

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That’s it from us for this Design Wall Monday. Check out our progress by reading previous Design Wall Monday blog posts here.  And visit the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page and post photos of YOUR work to join the fun and the conversation. We’ll see you there! #designwallmonday

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Almost Amish Star Blossoms

Patterson Kathy 150px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Almost Amish Star BlossomsAs a Pennsylvania native, Amish quilts have a special place in my heart. I have many happy memories of seeing Amish quilts hung out on clotheslines, visiting Amish fabric shops, and standing in jaw-dropping awe at Amish bed-turnings, watching quilt after beautiful quilt appear almost as if by magic. There’s also something about the typical dramatic color scheme of an Amish quilt that’s just right as we move into the fall quilting and decorating season. That’s why this week’s Friday FREEbie is Almost Amish Star Blossoms, by Deb Moffett-Hall:

Almost Amish 600px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Almost Amish Star BlossomsDoesn’t this quilt just say “cozy autumn”? This free almost-Amish quilt pattern includes instructions for a super-quick and fun technique for making 32 half-square triangle units at a time. Sometimes called sheeted triangles, this trick requires no special rulers or other equipment. Besides being fast, this technique is super accurate because your units are a bit large and then trimmed down to exact size, a secret trick of many perfect piecers.

Almost Amish AD 400px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Almost Amish Star BlossomsAs you can see by the Assembly Diagram at left, assembly of the quilt top is very straightforward. The bits of applique are added before quilt top assembly, making them very easy to handle.

You’ll want a deep, dark, true Amish black fabric for this quilt. KeepsakeQuilting.com carries just the fabric you’ll need, at a fantastic price point!

Download the free Almost Amish Star Blossoms lap quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie! And it comes with 3 more bonus Amish-inspired quilt patterns: Amish Sunset by Kelly Corbridge, Ohio Amish Star (a true Amish antique; maker unknown), and Amish Nine-Patch by Janet J. Worley.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

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Color the Boxes: A Visit with Jessie Kurtz

Kurtz Jessie 225px Color the Boxes: A Visit with Jessie KurtzWelcome guest blogger, teacher, and author Jessie Kurtz of Harding Hill Designs! Jessie’s new lap quilt pattern, Color the Boxes, is in the October/November 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on and don’t miss Jessie’s quilting book giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hello! I’m so glad to be guest blogging today! If you don’t know me, I’m Jessie Kurtz, pattern designer at Harding Hill Designs. I love to design patterns for ALL types of quilters.

My pattern Color the Boxes, in the October/November issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, not only comes together quickly, but it’s also great for precuts, or great for dipping into your scraps! Color the Boxes comes together with 2-1/2” squares and 2-1/2” strips. Perfect for your favorite precut collection!

Color The Boxes 600px Color the Boxes: A Visit with Jessie KurtzI LOVE quick quilts! Because of the sheer amount of amazing fabric available today I’m usually already planning and plotting my next project before my current project is finished.  I’m sure there are a lot of you doing the same!

When I set out to design a pattern I usually start with a single block and expand from there. I’ll “draw” the block in Adobe Illustrator and then play with the layout, color, and values. I like to lay out the block in Illustrator in lots of different settings and layouts. Sometimes I’ll add in a second or third block to change the look and feel of the quilt. For me it’s a fun way to play with different shapes and see a bunch of different finished layouts. From there I edit the layouts and then create the written pattern with piecing instructions.

Color The Boxes FLAT 600px Color the Boxes: A Visit with Jessie KurtzRecently I had a lovely conversation with a woman I met when I was traveling. She talked about a quilt she had started, but gave up on because she felt discouraged and felt that she wasn’t a good enough quilter to keep going. It was kind of a heartbreaking conversation and made me think about all the people out there who would love to make a quilt, but are scared to dip their toe in the water because they don’t think their abilities are up to par. I talked to her for a bit and encouraged her to keep at it. As we talked, I mentioned to her that no one is a perfect quilter and everyone starts somewhere. We are usually our own harshest critic. We see our flaws long before anyone else even notices. We talked about not letting her critic voice in her head get in the way of finishing her first quilt and enjoying the process.  My hope is that she does finish her quilt, and that all new quilters enjoy the process of creating something awesome, even though all their points may not match up flawlessly or their seams may not be a perfect quarter inch. Embrace and be proud of every quilt you create. Keep going, keep sewing, keep creating and keep exploring all the amazing projects out there for quilters today.

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Thanks, Jessie!

Leave a comment below before midnight August 28, 2016 and you’ll be entered into the random drawing for 1 of 3 copies of Jessie’s book. The winning names will be drawn on August 29 and notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.

This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

We have our winners! Congratulations to Patricia Rhodes of Moses Lake, Washington, D. Wicker of Woodbury, Minnesota, and Marlene Quigg of Marshall, Michigan. Jessie will be sending your books ASAP!

If you’d like to make a Color the Boxes lap quilt and don’t already have a copy of the October/November 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Color the Boxes quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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Irish Quilt Patterns – FREE!

Every quilt has a story, and the Tales of Ireland free Irish quilt pattern has a saga that’s very special to us here at McCall’s Quilting. When Laura Stone Roberts, one of our editors, discovered she would be going along on a McCall’s Quilting trip to Ireland, she decided to start an Ireland-themed quilt in anticipation. Laura’s popular block-of-the-month blog posts kept quilters on the edge of their seats waiting to see what she’d come up with in each new Irish-themed block. Once all the block patterns had been shared, quilters clamored for a quilt pattern in which to set them, and Laura delivered with her Tales of Ireland quilt design. However, all these patterns were posted to our website as individual documents, making creating the quilt a little daunting.

Well, great news! All 12 of Laura’s sampler block patterns plus the instructions for making the Tales of Ireland quilt have now been gathered together into one complete FREE ebook! Make a quilt like Laura’s, or use the individual block patterns to make a completely different project – it’s up to you! Let’s take a look:

Cover 500px outlined Irish Quilt Patterns   FREE! Aren’t those blocks fun? Some are easy, some are challenging, and all together they create a very memorable Irish-themed quilt. You’ll never get bored working on this project – there are lots of different techniques used and our complete, clear diagrams and instructions take you through every step. You’re sure to learn a quiltmaking technique or two, plus end up with a beautiful quilt. It’s a win/win!

Download your free Tales of Ireland eBook today! Signing up for the free download will automatically subscribe you to our free biweekly newsletter, McQ News. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time, but we hope you’ll stick around for all our magazine previews, contests and giveaways, free quilt patterns, and more.

If this is your first McCall’s Quilting free eBook download, welcome to our community. And if you’re already downloading our free patterns regularly, enjoy this new offering!

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