Hello! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re sliding into shorter days and cooler temperatures—perfect quilting weather! Here’s what a few of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on:
From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa:
Over the weekend I got started on the Freeform Block of the Month. It’s my first BOM and I really don’t want to fall behind, so I made sure to get all the cutting done, as well as quite a bit of sewing. Keep up with my progress on the project at the Quiltmaker blog; I’ll be posting every month until its done!
From Associate Editor, Mary Kate Karr-Petras:
I finished my Log Cabin throw quilt top last week! With only nine 20″ x 20″ blocks made mostly with precut jelly roll strips, it came together really quickly. I’m happy with it, and foresee a number of Log Cabin variations in my quilting future. You can read more about my process here, including how I resorted to the low-tech design tools (paper and crayons) I had at home to plan my fabric placement.
From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:
I had fun this weekend making a color option for an upcoming issue of Quiltmaker. I made a block with a beautiful blue and magenta iridescent silk dupioni and black cotton velvet. The bulk of the black was a little hard to deal with but the finished project is really pretty. And between the velvet shedding and the silk raveling, my lint roller was a good tool to have close by.
From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:
Instead of sewing this past weekend, I got to visit with a quilt guild on the western slopes of Colorado—the Friendship Quilters of Colorado. What a lovely group of quilters with inspiring show and tell!
Please join us next week to see what we’ve been up to!
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