Quilt Design Wall Monday: We’re Trying New Things

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines enjoyed their weekend stitching, 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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Kathy Patterson

I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and this weekend I helped my cousin Karen, who is a very good quilter in her own right, learn to stitch Y seams (AKA set-in seams) by machine. Not having experience with this technique was holding her back from making some more advanced blocks she wants to try, so now she can really take her piecing to the next level. By the time she left my house, she had 3 patches nicely set in to an eight-pointed star. She’ll fill in the blank spots and trim up the block at home. I can’t wait to see what she makes next!

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Tricia Patterson

Editor Tricia Patterson writes, “I finally finished the last stitches on a quilt I made for my daughter-in-law, and gave it to her this weekend. We agreed on a business deal awhile back. She would provide proofing and editing services for a book I wrote in exchange for me making a quilt for her. (I believe I really did have the good end of the deal–on both sides.) She chose the Carpenter’s Star pattern and then waited patiently for me to finish it. I hand pieced the top, adding the border of Flying Geese. I was so late in meeting my end of the bargain, instead of hand quilting the layers I finally gave in and took the top to Judy at a Better Quilt in Arvada, Colorado for the final finish. She suggested using a motif reminiscent of the 30’s. I think the quilt came out beautifully. And Jillian is so pleased with it!”

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Deb McDonald

Administrative editor Deb McDonald reports, “I finally got to spend some time in my sewing room this weekend. It’s been way too long!

In the upcoming December/January 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts there will be a quilt featured using words. The letters not used in the quilt will be a web bonus. That means endless possibilities for words and phrases. What word would you choose?

Several staff members are using the letters to sew a word that is meaningful to them. Here is a sneak peek of mine. The letters go together so fast—it’s addicting! I have two more words in mind. Can’t wait to sew some more!”

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Erin Russek

And from editor Erin Russek: “I love basket blocks. I have a new strategy for designing. I have a box of fabrics all washed (yes, I pre-wash) and ready to sew. Whenever I get an idea I am going to try it out with these fabrics first. That way when I have enough new blocks I can make a sampler quilt. I’m also going to use this box of fabrics to practice piecing some of those really tricky blocks I have always wanted to try.”

 

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Paula Stoddard

Managing editor Paula Stoddard asks, “Have you ever worked on a project where you feel like you are getting ready to get ready to get ready to make some blocks? That’s how I felt this weekend while working on an upcoming McCall’s Quilting design. I made one test block just to double check my math, then I cut out all the patches to chain piece all the pieces and parts of the blocks. Now I’m ready to make the blocks and I can hardly wait to get home to sew. The design is beautiful and the fabrics are gorgeous! Well worth the work getting ready to get ready!”

Paula Quilt Design Wall Monday: Were Trying New ThingsThat’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: Field of Flowers

Patterson Kathy 150px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Field of FlowersIt’s the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere, and fields of flowers are decorating the landscape everywhere. I saw one such field on my travels last weekend, and it brought to mind one of our outstanding free applique quilt patterns, this one designed by Joyce Robinson. So let’s make Joyce’s Field of Flowers this week’s Friday Freebie!

Field 600px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Field of FlowersThe simple pieced background sets off the fast applique shapes so well. Joyce pins raw-edge flower shapes to the layered and basted background, and uses quilting stitches to hold them in place, controlling raw edges with a stiletto when necessary. It’s a super quick way to achieve an appliqued quilt design – give it a try!

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Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo Smith

Smith JanetJo 225px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithWelcome guest blogger, artist, attorney, and author Janet Jo Smith of DyeSmithy.com! Janet Jo’s new lap quilt pattern, Midnight Reflection, is in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss Janet Jo’s hand-dyed fabric giveaway at the bottom of the article!

I have been dyeing my own cotton fabrics for more than twenty years. There are so many techniques that create such a variety of patterns on the fabric, and I’ve read, watched videos, and taken classes to learn as many as I can. My favorite is definitely Japanese Shibori. It involves folding or stitching or wrapping the fabric to make “marks” where the dye can’t penetrate.

Blue600px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithStrangely, I didn’t use my fabrics in my own quilts until the last decade or so. I just sold my fabric to other quilters who did use it. Then a good friend pointed out that I should be using it myself! I’ve found that I really love the look of the quilts made with a variety of hand dyed fabric patterns, often in several shades of the same color or a couple of colors. Midnight Reflection is one of those quilts.

Midnight Reflection 600px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithQuiltDetail400px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithI designed the quilt in the computer program Electric Quilt, choosing a traditional, but not common, block. I dyed several yards of the mottled yellow as a background fabric and rummaged through my stash of blue hand dyes to get a variety of that color. The block relies on light, medium and dark values to create the star design so that was an important consideration in my choices.

Blocks600px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithThis block is complex enough that I found I had to lay out the patches for only two blocks at a time as I was piecing. I wanted to use the same light, medium and dark within a block and that was the only way I could keep the orientation of the patches correct as I sewed. Once the corner units are complete, the tricky step is setting in the center square. But by starting the first seam ¼” in from the edge of the square, and working my way around, it turned out well.

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prize350px Midnight Reflection: A Visit with Janet Jo SmithThanks, Janet Jo! We are giving away a group of 6 fat quarters of Janet Jo’s hand-dyed cotton fabrics (right). Check out those gorgeous textures and colors! Leave a comment below before midnight August 21, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on August 22 and notified by email.

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

We have our winner! Congratulations to Betty Clark of Worcester, Massachusetts! Janet Jo is sending out your fabrics!

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Cute Mini Quilts and More

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s QuiltingQuilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines enjoyed their weekend stitching, 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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Managing editor Paula Stoddard shares, “Ever since I planned my wall of small quilts for my home sewing space, I can’t stop making small quilts. I.can’t.stop. There’s nothing like making a quilt from start to finish in 3 hours- it’s like a quilter’s high!

So now I’m planning a wall of small quilts for my office at work – it just makes me happy!”

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Acquisitions editor Lori Baker reports, “Sketch and I worked on a string-pieced pickle dish quilt. Sketch’s job is to hold things down so they don’t fly off of the cutting mat. icon smile Quilt Design Wall Monday: Cute Mini Quilts and More

I love string piecing when I’m making scrap quilts. It uses lots of bits and pieces of fabric and you can turn the string-pieced fabric into anything you want.”

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Editor Erin Russek writes, “We have a word-based quilt in an upcoming issue and I just fell in love with these alphabet blocks. I had some cute fabric that I just had to use to make a name quilt. I think it needs some applique though…”

 

Erin Quilt Design Wall Monday: Cute Mini Quilts and MoreThat’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: Cheddar Is Better

Patterson Kathy 150px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cheddar Is BetterIf you want an excuse to spend some quality time with your stash, grab one of our free scrap quilt patterns and start pulling fabric for your next project! I highly recommend the Cheddar Is Better quilt designed by Dana Followwell and featured in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. The cheddar solid fabric has an autumnal feel (though it’s appropriate any time of year), and your scrap fabric selections can be totally random – any stash fabrics will do, and the more the better! Let’s take a look:

Cheddar Is Better 600px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cheddar Is BetterIsn’t it a beauty? The Cheddar Star Blocks are easy to make, combining segments cut from scrappy strip sets with basic half-square triangle units. The blocks are set together with straightforward sashing and the quilt center is finished with a plain border. This pattern is rated Confident Beginner, so it’s achievable by any quilter with a mind to try it!

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

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Two Step: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Colleran Kate 225px Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new lap quilt pattern, Two Step, is in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the Windham Fabrics giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hi quilty friends! I am so happy to be guest  blogging on the McCall’s Quilting blog today. Thank you McCall’s for having me! Here’s my Two Step quilt in the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting:

Two Step 600px Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranWhen I started designing this quilt, the only thing I knew was that I wanted to use  the fabric line Dixie, by Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck Sew for Windham Fabrics. I love her fabrics! The line has both the bright, wonderful reds, blues, greens and yellows that you see in my quilt as well as some truly lovely aqua and coral shades. I decided to stick with the red and blue as the primary colors of the quilt and not use the aqua. Which was hard because I LOVE aqua!

But sometimes it is fun to try to branch out and do a color scheme out of your normal comfort range. I knew I wanted a star block as I just love stars. I primarily use EQ (Electric Quilt 7 software) to design my quilts, though many still start on paper. Once I have a design I like, then I have to figure out how to piece it.

block 550px Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranDo you ever look at a quilt and wonder, how did they piece that? Sometimes for a complicated block there is really only one good answer. Paper piecing (or  foundation piecing).

And that was where I ended up. I looked at those corner sections on the star block and said, yes, they MUST be paper pieced. I could have used templates, or cut the shapes measuring with a ruler… but paper piecing seemed like the best choice.

Have you done paper piecing before? I know  sometimes people stay away from paper piecing thinking it is hard. It is not. Or they don’t like the idea of having to rip out the paper after sewing. I usually think that too and then I remember it is not hard; it just takes a little time. The beauty of paper piecing is that it allows you to easily piece sections that might normally be very challenging. And in the end, that saves time!

paperpeicing Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranA couple of quick tips on paper piecing.
1. Use small stitches to sew. This perforates the paper and makes it very easy to remove.

2. Cut your pieces a little oversized. There is nothing worse than sewing your fabric pieces together with tiny little stitches and then realizing the fabric does not cover the area needed.

3. Smile! You will be so happy with how accurate your piecing is when you paper piece these sections!

McCall’s Quilting also has a great free tutorial on foundation (paper) piecing.

Thank you for allowing me to share my quilt with you. To see more of my designs, please visit my website!

happy quilting,
Kate

prize Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranThanks, Kate! Thanks to the generous folks at Windham Fabtrics, we are giving away a complete fat quarter pack of the Dixie fabric collection! Leave a comment below before midnight August 14, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on August 15 and notified by email.

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

Two Step FLAT 200px Two Step: A Visit with Kate ColleranIf you’d like to make a Two Step lap quilt and don’t already have a copy of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Two Step quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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Quilt The Blues Quilt Challenge – It’s ON!

Patterson Kathy 150x150 Quilt The Blues Quilt Challenge   Its ON!Whether it’s quilting shows, contests, exhibits, or challenges, entering a quilt for judging and public display is a rite of passage for many quilters. It takes a bit of confidence and usually more than a bit of determination. But for most people who follow through and get their entries in, the experience can’t be beat! You learn a lot about your quilt designing and making abilities, and sometimes even get new insights into why you make quilts in the first place.

Blues 1200px 1024x429 Quilt The Blues Quilt Challenge   Its ON!In that spirit, I’m happy to invite you to enter the Quilt the Blues Quilt Challenge, presented by McCall’s QuiltingQuiltmakerFons & Porter’s Love of QuiltingQuilting Arts, and Modern Patchwork magazines. Here’s your chance to demonstrate your creativity by designing an original quilt using fabulous pre-selected fabrics, and then enter your quilt for a chance to win fantastic prizes! The winning quilt and finalist quilts will be exhibited at Original Sewing & Quilt Expos all across the US in 2017.

The rules are simple: Make a quilt using your original design that measures 56”-60” x 68”-72” when finished, using the Quilters Quilt the Blues Challenge Fabric Bundle available only from QuiltAndSewShop.com. You may also add up to three other fabrics of your choice.

Enter online or by mail (Quilters Quilt the Blues 2016 Quilt Challenge, 741 Corporate Circle, Suite E, Golden, CO 80401) or by email to QuiltersNewsletterMagazine@gmail.com. Entry deadline is December 1, 2016.

You must include the following with your entry:

·         Photo of FINISHED quilt
·         Quilt name
·         Quilt’s finished dimensions (in inches)
·         Artist’s statement describing quilt
·         Receipt showing proof of purchase of the Quilters Quilt the Blues Quilt Challenge Fabric Bundle from QuiltAndSewShop.com
·         Your name, address, phone number, and email address (if you have one)

If your quilt is chosen as a finalist in the Quilt the Blues 2016 Quilt Challenge, it must have a hanging sleeve and quilt label which specifies the maker’s name and the quilt’s title in order to qualify for the prizes or be featured at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Events in 2017.

Official rules are available here.

And there are prizes! AWESOME prizes!

Grand Prize:

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HUSQVARNA VIKING® SAPPHIRE™ 965Q sewing machine

HUSQVARNA VIKING®’s top-of-the line sewing machine, SAPPHIRE™ 965Q, offers many features to assist and guide you throughout your sewing. On top of that it has a vibrant Interactive Color Touch Screen. Use your stylus and navigate between different menus and functions. It has never been easier. Most settings are made by the machine itself based on what fabric or stitch you are using. All you have to do is focus on what you love – sewing!

Two tickets to an Original Sewing and Quilt Expo event

$100 QuiltAndSewShop.com coupon

 

Second Prize:

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Sizzix Big Shot Pro die-cutting machine

Ready to create quick and perfect shapes for your quilts, appliqué and more? With the pro-strength Sizzix Big Shot Pro Machine, you can! From the smallest dies to the big 12″ wide variety, the Big Shot Pro Machine features a 13″ wide opening to precisely cut with any Sizzix die for easily replicated shapes from an incredible range of materials. For added versatility, the machine is compatible with SureCut dies from the Ellison education brand, plus most other brands of steel-rule dies.

$50 QuiltAndSewShop.com coupon

 

Third Prize:

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Sulky Original Slimline Thread Storage Box – 12 Wt. Cotton Petites Thread Dream Asst. – 2nd 80 Colors

Contains the second 80 colors of 12 Wt. Cotton Petites that are available on 50 yd. snap-end spools for easy use and storage.  Gone are the days of having to separate strands of floss or untangle your thread before you start your latest project.  One strand of Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton thread is equal to 2 strands of embroidery floss. Sulky Cotton Petites thread has been a huge hit among quilters and hand embroiderers.

$50 QuiltAndSewShop.com coupon

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Are you ready to get started? Order your fabric pack and fire up your quilt designing software or grab your graph paper and colored pencils – it’s ON! Enter your original quilt by December 1, and best of luck to all who accept the Quilt the Blues Quilt Challenge!

Let’s quilt!
Kathy

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: In A Pickle!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  Between vacations, business travel, and other obligations, the editors who make McCall’s QuiltingQuilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines didn’t get a chance to do much weekend stitching, which leaves us in a bit of a pickle! However, one dedicated quilter did come through:

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Lori Baker

Acquisitions editor Lori Baker reports, “I’ve been playing around with more string-piecing. Here are some string-pieced sections for a modern pickle dish quilt. I’m really excited to see what this one looks like.”

08 01 16 Quilt Design Wall Monday: In A Pickle!Pickles to the rescue! Thanks, Lori!

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 Pattern: Waterfall

Patterson Kathy 150px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Pattern: WaterfallThis week’s Friday FREEbie was selected by editor Mary Kate Karr-Petras for the I Love This Quilt page of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, in large part due to it being one of our most popular jelly roll quilt patterns. Waterfall was designed by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, authors of the classic book Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! Let’s take a look at this intriguing free lap quilt pattern:

Waterfall 600px Friday Free Quilt Pattern: WaterfallThe cascading chevrons start out as strip sets sewn from 2 1/2″ wide fabric strips, hence the jelly roll connection! You’ll need a total of 20 light and 20 dark 2 1/2″ fabric strips to make the chevrons for this quilt. Add fabrics for sashing, borders, and binding and you’re ready to finish your quilt.

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Download the free Waterfall lap quilt pattern here. It’s a Friday FREEbie!

 

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

 

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Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney Parcel

Parcel Sharon Denney 225px Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney ParcelWelcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Sharon Denney Parcel of Yellow Cat Quilt Designs! Sharon‘s new lap quilt, Carnival, is on the cover of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine and patterned inside. Read on, and don’t miss Sharon’s fabric and pattern giveaway at the bottom of the page!

Cover 500px1 221x300 Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney ParcelIt is a pleasure to be back on the McCall’s blog again! I have a confession to make today…I am not a perfectionist. Yes, I use a scant quarter inch seam and press as I go, but sometimes it still doesn’t come out perfect…and I really do not worry about it too much if it is 1/16” or 1/32”.  I want to enjoy the process and not nitpick it to death. That being said, I want to talk about borders.  Even with our best efforts at perfect piecing, sometimes our borders are not exactly what the pattern is suggesting. For me it pays off to check and see what my own Personal Measurement is for my borders.

First, I measure the top of the quilt, the center and the bottom. Of course they should all be the same size but sometimes they are not. If you come up with a different measurement of each area, then you need to use the average number.

AD 450 Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney ParcelNext, cut the borders to the suggested width on the pattern, then cut the borders to the proper length.  For example, the pattern for Carnival says cut the length of the side dark teal outer border strips at 51”, but my average personal measurement is 51 ¼”….so I use that measurement.  I find the center of the quilt edge and the center of the border…this is where I start pinning right sides together, about every 4” to 6”.  I do this at the ironing board if possible, so that I can press after pinning…this helps set it for me.  Sew using a ¼” seam allowance. I press along the seam on the wrong side of the fabric to set my seams. Then I open it up and press toward the border.

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My biggest piece of advice is to enjoy the process! Please come visit me on Instagram @punkydoodle53 and on my blog at www.yellowcatquiltdesigns.com.

Sharon

Thanks, Sharon!

Prizes 450 Carnival: A Visit with Sharon Denney ParcelSharon has a giveaway for you…a pack of 4 fabric fat quarters and a copy of her newest quilt pattern, Clementine for 1 lucky reader. Leave a comment below before midnight August 7, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on August 8 and notified by email with a subject line beginning YOU WON. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec. 

We have our winner! Congratulations to Celia Ambrose of Midland, Texas! Sharon is sending out your prize.

If you’d like to make your own version of Sharon’s Carnival quilt and don’t yet have a copy of the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, you can order print and digital copies of the magazine here, or get the Carnival digital quilt pattern separately from our online shop.

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