Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had another busy week in their home sewing spaces. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on right now:
Editor Erin Russek is making great progress on an applique quilt: “We had a super hot weekend so I decided to stay inside and sew. I’m calling this quilt Chocolate Bon Bons because when I saw that one of the Moda Bella Solids was called Hershey I just knew I needed to use it. I probably would not have graduated from college if it weren’t for Hershey’s Kisses! I just finished designing the corner blocks. The other blocks are from my Florabunda quilt from several years ago. These blocks are just glue basted and I look forward to many happy hours of stitching them while listening to audiobooks.”
Managing editor Paula Stoddard reports, “This time of year will always find us parked in front of the TV watching the Tour de France. It’s good timing for me because I’ve been stitching like crazy on Quiltmaker’s 2017 wool appliqué series quilt.
This weekend I almost finished sewing the top together, along with my trusty side-kick Sami. A stitching weekend is a good weekend!”
Online editor Kathy Patterson here, and this week I worked on another UFO. My friend Lisa tried her hand at applique when I was making my version of Erin Russek’s Fancy Flowers. We worked together in all our free moments for about a month, and had so much fun! My version went out to a professional quilter along with everyone else’s from the McCall’s Quilting staff, but Lisa’s really cried out for hand quilting. She wasn’t too interested in quilting it herself, so now I’m working on it for her. I have all the quilting in the background done – I LOVE the texture! Oh, and that’s my buddy Zuzu standing guard. She’s the quality control inspector.
Acquisitions editor Lori Baker writes, “I’ve started making a quilt for an upcoming issue of McCall’s Quilting. I won’t show you the whole design but the quilt has 80 of these little 9-patch units. They finish at only 3″. What was I thinking when I designed this? That means that each little square in the 9-patch finishes at 1″. I spent most of my free time on Sunday constructing the parts for the blocks.”
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