Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines enjoyed our 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:
Editor Erin Russek writes, “I needed some quiet this weekend so I just sat and stitched this block. I think this is why I like starch and press applique so much. The stitching part is just so relaxing.”
I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and I’ve been continuing with the hand quilting on my friend Lisa’s wall hanging. It’s been tough going on the blue corner triangles because they are BATIK – hand quilting through the tight weave of this fabric has been putting the hurt on my fingers, for sure. But I think the motif I worked out is looking good. I photocopied some of the applique shapes from the center of the quilt and used them to trace a 3-flower design plus some leaves on each corner. I only have one more corner to finish. Then I’ll follow along printed lines on the red fabric to quilt the outer border and the basket shape. After that, it’s binding and DONE!
Content director Carolyn Beam reports, “I’ve been working on a quilt using the Whisper pattern from designs by jb. It’s relaxing to work on an easy pattern. It’s a nice break after having finished my feathered star quilt that will be featured in a future issue of Quiltmaker.
Managing editor Paula Stoddard says, “Anyone who knows me knows that I’m crazy about my boston terriers Gus and Sami. I found this pattern by Elizabeth Hartman, Kittens, but to me they looked just like my bostons, so of course I had to make a small quilt.
Last year Quiltmaker presented a block of the month, Quilty Baskets, and I was lucky enough to make the red and brown version. I finally got the quilt top finished this weekend and I love, love, love it!.”
And from acquisitions editor Lori Baker: “Feeling the pressure of looming deadlines, I sewed like crazy this weekend. I finished 3 quilt tops. Here they are layered on my office wall. The baby quilt in front is for a web bonus in an upcoming issue.”
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