Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

Welcome to one of our favorite new weekly features on the Editors’ Blog, Design Wall Monday. We’re sharing photos and ideas about what we’ve been working on in our own personal sewing spaces – showing off a little but also exchanging ideas and hoping to raise everyone’s energy and inspiration levels!  Here’s what some of our team members are working on right now:

McDonald Deb Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

 

Administrative editor Deb McDonald is working on several projects at the same time. This one is a one-block color option for Quiltmaker magazine, for the July/August 2016 issue. That’s some pretty fancy foundation paper piecing there, Deb!

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Harris Diane Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!Editor Diane Harris says, “I’m making progress on this quilt. My most recently finished task was piecing the name and deciding where to place it. As I’ve begun making the sections, everything is fitting together beautifully—I used Thangles for all of the half-square triangles and they worked really well. I should have it all sewn together sometime this week and then it’s off to the quilter, who will put something beautiful in that wide brown border!”

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Patterson Kathy Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and I did more work this weekend on the Little House on the Prairie sample quilt I’m making for Laura Stone Roberts’ upcoming book. I finished piecing all the block-framing braid strips, pressed them all with Magic Sizing, and started trimming them to size. I couldn’t resist jumping ahead to framing one of the bonnet block centers just to see how it will look. I’m pretty happy with it, but the bias edges of the braids may require stay stitching to keep them from stretching out of shape. The partial seaming technique was fun to do.

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Khalsa Gigi Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!Editor Gigi Khalsa writes. “This weekend I basted a quilt, and started a little on the quilting. I do all my basting on the wall! I wrote about the process I came up with awhile ago for Quilters Newsletter. It works really well for me and I’m very happy with it, so I figure some other people might like the technique too. Disclaimer: If you have expensive wall paper, paint or ostrich leather (or whatever!) on your walls, this might not be the basting technique for you. I have done it about 10 times now and haven’t noticed any marks from the masking tape or pins on my wall, but all the same, test on a small, inconspicuous area if you are even a tiny bit concerned about it. Here’s a photo of my first line of quilting, taken of the back of the quilt (since the front is a surprise). What nice, smooth, wrinkle-free basting!”

Gigi Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

Baker Lori Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

Acquisitions editor Lori Baker is working on piecing a backing: ‘This was my design wall on Saturday morning. It’s the beginning of the pieced back for a bed-size quilt. Many of the pieces are samples from different fabric companies. I like the clean look of 30s reproduction prints.”

 

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Stafford Genevieve Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

 

Graphic designer Genevieve Stafford has a new project under way: ‘This is a rainbow quilt top I’m making for a friend who loves rainbows, iridescence, and all things color.”

 

Genevieve600 Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baste a Quilt on a Wall and More!

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: Wingin’ It Queen Size Quilt

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Wingin It Queen Size QuiltFree queen size quilt patterns are always in demand, so I know you’re going to like this week’s Friday Freebie. The Wingin’ It queen quilt pattern is based on a lap quilt designed by Sandra Clemons for the new April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. The classic repeating block design made it easy to adapt this pattern to a queen size while retaining the essential characteristics of the original quilt. First let’s take a look at the lap quilt, from the magazine:

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The lap size Wingin’ It finishes 54″ x 66″, great for solo cuddling on couch or chair. But what if you want, need, MUST HAVE a pattern for a bed size Wingin’ It? We’ve got you covered:

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This free queen size quilt pattern finishes 90 1/2″ square.

Download the Wingin’ It queen size quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.

And if you’d like to make the lap size version of Wingin’ It and don’t yet have a copy of the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and instant digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately  from our online shop.

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Big Time: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

Wendy 125px Big Time: A Visit with Wendy SheppardWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring! Wendy‘s new queen size quilt pattern, Big Time, is in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the quilt book giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hello to all McCall’s Quilting blog readers! First, let me introduce you to my quilt, Big Time:

BigTime600px Big Time: A Visit with Wendy SheppardDesign phase:
I have to say I love the Go Big or Go Home fabrics by Another Point of View for Windham Fabrics – they are fun, a little quirky and they are colorful!  The aqua, lime and gray fabrics are probably my favorites in the entire line.  I knew when I saw all the fabrics, I wanted to include as many colors as I could in the design.  I generally have no problem just throwing in all the colors in the mix, as long as I contrast the busy feeling with either white or gray in the quilt.  In Big Time, I used both white and gray.  Those who know me know I love gray.  So, in Big Time, I showcase the gray in rather “big” measures, and used the bright colors to act as accents in the overall design.

BigTimeFLAT600px Big Time: A Visit with Wendy SheppardBigTimeBlock300px Big Time: A Visit with Wendy SheppardConstructing the quilt blocks:
I wanted the blocks to be easy to construct so that quilters don’t end up taking a huge amount of time to finish piecing the bed quilt top.  So I chose big and simple blocks.  There  are also no seams to match up sewing the blocks into rows.  So, that speeds up the  piecing process as well.  I would suggest starch-pressing the fabrics before cutting the thin pieces in the square blocks.  That would help the blocks to not go “wonky” since some of  the thin pieces are actually placed at the outer edge of the square blocks. McCall’s has prepared a free pattern for the chain-effect Big Time Quilt Block for you to download!

Envisioning the use of quilt:
I can see this quilt being used on a teenager’s bed, or even a bright and cheerful guest bed.  It will definitely also fit any contemporary style in home decor.

Leftovers:
If there are leftover fabrics, I can see individual blocks being made into table/candle mats  or throw pillows to match the quilt.  If enough fabrics are available to make a few blocks,  they can be used to make a runner or banner.

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I have designed another quilt to support this line for Windham called Big Love.  You can download this free lap quilt pattern here.

Wendy

 

 

 

 

book300px Big Time: A Visit with Wendy SheppardThanks so much, Wendy! We have 3 signed copies of Wendy’s new book,  Creative New Quilts & Projects from Precuts or Stash (Landauer, 2015) to give away to our readers! Leave a comment below before midnight March 17, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. Three names will be drawn on March 18 and notified by email with a subject line beginning YOU WON!. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents, excluding Quebec.

If you’d like to make your own Big Time quilt, we have a limited number of quilt kits and backing fabric packs available for order in our online shop. You can also order print and digital magazines, and the Big Time quilt pattern is available separately as an instant digital download.

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2016!

Fresh, fast quilt patterns, fun easy lessons, must-have new products, affordable quilt kits, bonus FREE patterns…there’s so much to love about the new April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! If spring is just around the corner in your part of the world as it is here, this magazine is sure to lift your spirits and inspire you to start a lighter, brighter quilt or two. Let’s take a look!

Cover 500px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quick Quilts April/May 2016!That cover quilt is Wingin’ It, an adorable lap quilt pattern designed by Sandra Clemons using Moda Fabrics. We loved it so much we also created a queen size quilt pattern of the design, which is free in our Bonuses section!

composite Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quick Quilts April/May 2016!There are also 10 more super designs in this issue, including 2 smaller projects (above) perfect for gift giving. The Double Diamond quilted table runner will freshen any eating space, and the Garden Path Pillow is sure to brighten up a cozy corner.

You can preview all the quilts in this issue on our website, or in a fun all-quilts video we hope you enjoy. Don’t forget to download all of this issue’s FREE web bonus quilt patterns for your personal pattern library. And browse all the lovely kits available for projects in this issue right here!

April/May McCall’s Quick Quilts is available on newsstands now, and may also be purchased online in print or instant digital download format at our Quilt and Sew Shop.

Take our short survey to let us know what you think of the projects in this issue. Your answers help us fill the pages of every issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts with the patterns and photographs that inspire your best quilts!

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: What We’re Making

Welcome to what will be a weekly feature on the Editors’ Blog, Design Wall Monday. It’s our chance to share photos and ideas about what we’re working on in our own personal sewing spaces. Everybody quilts on the weekend, right? So Monday should be a great time to catch up on each others’ projects! Without further ado, here’s what some of our team members are working on right now:

Baker Lori Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Acquisitions editor Lori Baker writes, “The photo is the back of a quilt that I bound on this week. I can’t show the front – it’s a flying geese quilt and it will be in the July/August issue of McCall’s Quilting. My backs are usually pieced. This one is more planned than most of them are. It’s a fractured nine-patch.”

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Karr Petras Mary Kate Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were MakingEditor Mary Kate Karr-Petras says, “This is a close-up of a pillow sham I designed for Valentine’s Day inspired by the e.e. cummings line “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart).” I used big stitch hand quilting on it, and took this photo while it was still in progress. For big stitch hand quilting I like to use a shorter chenille needle because it has an eye large enough to accommodate size #8 perle (or pearl) cotton thread but I can still “rock” it similar to quilting with a smaller between needle; the main difference is that I usually only load two stitches at a time when using a chenille needle. For this pillow I also used a thicker batting, which makes the quilting stand out a little more but made the quilting go more slowly. I didn’t mind — I love the look of big stitch hand quilting and find it very satisfying. Give it a try sometime!”

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Harris Diane Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Editor Diane Harris writes, “I’m working on a quilt with a cowboy theme. Not sure yet where it is headed but I’m having a good time making it in scrappy reds, browns and blacks. It’s going to a favorite little buckaroo for his First Communion in April.”

 

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Patterson Kathy Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and I’m currently working on a Little House on the Prairie themed quilt for a book being published later this year. It’s a Laura Stone Roberts design, and I’m having fun making the sample quilt! All the bonnet block centers are finished now, made with a fast fusible web technique and machine blanket stitch.

 

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McDonald Deb Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Administrative editor Deb McDonald is working on a quick baby quilt for the July/August 2016 issue of Quiltmaker magazine. She’s stitching up a ton of  6″ half-square triangle units for this cutie.

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Beam Carolyn Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were MakingFrom content director Carolyn Beam: “This is a hand project that I’m working on for Quilters Newsletter. It’s a project I started years ago and taught at several magazine events (the process, not the project!). But for Quilters Newsletter, I need to get it finished.”

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Stoddard Paula Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Managing editor Paula Stoddard is binding a quilt for the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Paula says, “Diane Harris designed it, I sewed it, Hatty Brown quilted it and I LOVE it. And of course, I always have my little sewing buddy helping me out.”

Paula Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Russek Erin Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

Here’s the latest from editor Erin Russek. She didn’t send any words about it, but a project this stunning speaks for itself!

 

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Stafford Genevieve Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were MakingGraphic designer Genevieve Stafford is working on Bitty Blocks. “I’m creating a series of mini-quilts to practice my piecing skills and have something fun to trade with my friends. These are the Sawtooth Star Bitty Block from Quiltmaker, and I used Good Karma by Stephanie Ryan from Moda fabric for the print and P&B Vintage Solids for the solid colors.”

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Wright Kath Quilt Design Wall Monday: What Were Making

 

Senior designer Kath Wright is almost at the finish line with her latest project. “Finishing sewing 432 inches of binding on my flying geese exchange quilt, yea!”

 

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That’s it from us for this Design Wall Monday. 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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Easiest Quilt Patterns Ever – FREE!

I think the cover of this new collection of free easy quilt patterns speaks for itself:

EasiestCOVER600px Easiest Quilt Patterns Ever   FREE!What does it say to YOU? Maybe, “I’m here for you when you suddenly need a gift quilt that won’t take a year to make.” “Let’s have some fast fabric FUN!” “We’re not your Mama’s easy quilt patterns.” “I’ll take those precut fabric packs and show you how to make them sparkle.”

If these free quilt patterns are talking to you the way they’re talking to me, it’s time to download them for your personal library. Follow this link for details on the designers, dimensions, and construction techniques for these 4 stunning yet simple quilts. New York State of Mind, Rail Fence, Beacon of Hope, and Color Study, previously featured in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, are now all absolutely FREE!

McCall’s Quilting also has an extensive collection of free eBook downloads. Check them all out here! Signing up for any of our free downloads 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. Welcome to our community!

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Path Baby Quilt

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Path Baby QuiltIf you’re looking for fresh, modern FREE baby quilt patterns, this week’s Friday Freebie is just for you! Often our web bonus patterns are resizes of quilts featured in McCall’s Quilting or McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines. But this week’s free quilt pattern is a little bit different. It all started with a stylish throw pillow by Sharon Holland:

GardenPathPillow600px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Path Baby QuiltOur editorial team liked the staggered grid and open quilting spaces of this design so much, they decided to create a pattern for a coordinating crib quilt! The Garden Path Pillow is patterned in the new April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, by the way.

So, here is an art rendering of the baby quilt design:

GardenPathBabyQuilt600px 300x298 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Path Baby QuiltAdorable, yes? This unisex baby quilt is a great design for featuring special hand or machine quilting…just look at all that negative (white) space! Piecing is minimal, so you can have this ready for any upcoming baby shower.

Download the Garden Path baby quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.

And if you’d like to make the Garden Path Pillow and don’t yet have a copy of the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and instant digital copies of the magazine here, or download the pattern separately  from our online shop.

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

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

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Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Colleran Kate 225px Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate ColleranWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new baby quilt pattern, Come to Mama, is in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the Shannon Fabrics giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hi everyone! I am so happy to be guest blogging here again on the McCall’s Quilting blog. My crib quilt pattern in the new issue of Quick Quilts, Come to Mama, used some truly adorable cuddle fabrics from Shannon Fabrics- so soft, so cute!

ComeToMama600px Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate ColleranWhen I was asked to design a fleece quilt using cuddle fabrics, I was a little worried. I had never used cuddle before and I had heard things – some people thought it was hard to work with. Well, let me tell you, it is NOT hard!

The cuddle fabric is actually fun to use; you just need to know the tips for using it. Shannon Fabrics has amazing tips on their website on their Tips and Tricks page and their Tutorials and Videos.

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Yes, there is some fuzz!

Let me tell you the my best tips that I found when working with cuddle. And yes, as you cut the pieces, they do make a fuzzy mess!

1. I put a small basket on the floor next to my cutting table. As I cut my pieces, I threw them into the basket. Once all my pieces were cut, I took the basket down to the dryer and put them all in the dryer for 10 minutes on low with a damp wash cloth.  If you do this, the fuzzies are gone and you can sew without any more mess. Don’t skip the dryer step!!!!

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My cut patches ready for the dryer

2. Keep a vacuum handy to clean up your mat as you go. You can clean up the fuzzy stuff off the floor, etc while the dryer runs.

3. Use a walking foot and a 90/14 stretch needle to sew, along with a slightly longer stitch length.

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Freezer paper protects the quilt front from basting spray

4. I usually pin baste my quilt layers (quilt top, batting, backing); for Cuddle, spray adhesive works great to hold those layers together. While spray basting one section, I use long sheets of freezer paper to cover the parts of the quilt I don’t want to get sprayed, like the front of the quilt.

 

5. Since the Cuddle does not fray, you don’t have to turn under the edges on your binding. I am usually a “hand sew the binding to the back” kind of girl, but with this fabric, it is pedal to the metal on the machine!

6. Cuddle is not just for kids- here is a sneak peek of some fun cuddle fabrics I am playing with!

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Everyone loves soft fleece quilts, even grownups!

I hope these tips help- for more great information go to Shannon Fabrics.

Now for a giveaway! Leave a comment and tell us if you have used cuddle and if so, your best tip!

Happy quilting!
Kate

prizes 350 Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate ColleranThanks, Kate! We are giving away 4 Cuddle Charms fabric packs to help some lucky readers get started on their own versions of Come to Mama. Leave a comment below before midnight March 10, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning names will be drawn on March 11 and notified by email.

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

We have our winners! Congratulations to Jane Jeffress Thomas of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana; Anna Lutz-Brown of Parkman, Maine; Christi Scheffel of Shelby, North Carolina; and Gloria Cotten of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

ComeToMamaFLAT600px 260x300 Come to Mama: A Visit with Kate ColleranIf you’d like to make a Come to Mama fleece baby quilt and don’t already have a copy of our April/May issue, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Come to Mama quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

 

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Tones of Taupe Lap Quilt

Patterson Kathy 225px 150x150 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Tones of Taupe Lap QuiltQuilts made with Shoo Fly Blocks and Nine-Patch Blocks are among the easiest of patchwork patterns. Simple fabric squares, in some cases divided into two triangles, are all you need to make countless variations on these basic themes. This week’s Friday Freebie demonstrates that even elegant quilts can be made from these beginner-friendly quilt blocks. Take a look at Tones of Taupe:

MCQP 081000 taupe 01 Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Tones of Taupe Lap QuiltThe subtle, cohesive color scheme of this quilt gives it a sophisticated look far beyond the difficulty level of the patchwork. This design is by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, and the machine quilting is by Connie Gresham. All fabrics in the sample quilt are Daiwabo taupes from Japan, full of textural interest.

The quilt in the photo, from the September/October 2008 issue of McCall’s Quilting, was bed size, but we also created a free lap size quilt pattern, ready for you to download! The free pattern finishes 64″ x 72″, and would be easy to adapt to any fabrication, from repro fabrics to Asian-themed prints to florals and stripes to full-out scrappy.

Download the Tones of Taupe lap quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday FREEbie.

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Twists and Turns: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Colleran Kate 225px Twists and Turns: A Visit with Kate ColleranWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate’s new quilt, Twists & Turns, is patterned in the March/April 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the prize giveaway at the bottom of the article!

Hi everyone! I am Kate Colleran from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and I am honored to be guest blogging for McCall’s Quilting. Today I am talking about my quilt, Twists & Turns, that is in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.

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The Twists & Turns quilt pattern finishes 68″ x 84″, a nice twin size.

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Designing a quilt. Which comes first- the design or the fabric? For this quilt, it was the fabric. I was asked to use some fabric from Nothcott’s line Gradations by Linda Ludovico. Sounded like a good plan to me! When I saw the fabrics, I was immediately drawn to the blues and greens. Those who know me know this is my go-to color palette!

 

But, even within a color scheme, there are so many factors to consider- how much of the light fabrics, how much of the dark fabrics, the amount of contrast, the overall feel… I knew right away I wanted to work with a block that provided a weave effect – the colors weaving in and out of one another.

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This was the block. And I love the soft look of the colors, the subtle weaving effect the blocks make with one another. This quilt has a subtle look; imagine the beach of a soft spring morning when the sun is just coming up and the colors are still soft and hazy.

 

 

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I could have taken some of the fabrics and made this block, the reverse of the first one. The dark is the main player here and it gives the quilt a different look, darker, more intense. The look of the beach on a stormy day.

 

 

 

Same block and fabrics but color placement makes all the difference.

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What about this version?

Placing all the light fabrics together and the dark fabrics together creates intense bands of color where you can really see the weave effect.

 

 

 

In this version I turned the blocks so the various colors in the bands lined up to create this striking diamond weave pattern.

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As you can see, even simple patchwork can take on many different looks with just a few little changes in color and value.

Now, how about a giveaway? Leave us a comment and tell us what colors or variation you would use for your Twists & Turns and you will be entered in our contest!

Happy quilting!
Kate

prizes Twists and Turns: A Visit with Kate ColleranThanks, Kate! We are giving away a super prize pack including one of Kate’s quilt patterns, one of her braid templates, and three 1/3-yard cuts of Northcott fabric. Leave a comment below before midnight February 29, 2016 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing. The winning name will be drawn on March 1 and notified by email.

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

If you’d like to make Twists & Turns, exclusive quilt kits and lovely backing fabric are available in our online shop. If you’d like to use your own fabric and don’t already have a copy of our March/April issue, you can order print and digital magazines in our online shop. The Twists & Turns quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.

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