Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to.
From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:
My favorite time to sew on the weekends is early in the morning. I can’t quite seem to break the habit of getting up early on work days to actually sleep in on the weekends, so this has become my time! I sewed all the blocks I’ve been working on together with some yellow sashing and teal cornerstones for this bright, springy quilt.
And then switching directions, I pulled out my stash of Halloween fabrics and started cutting charm squares (5” squares). As you’ve noticed from previous posts,
I am addicted to these fun little squares and am always coming up with new ways to
use them. I didn’t realize how many different Halloween prints I had, but it was a lot!
I cut extra squares to use as a giveaway in my next Charmed, I’m Sure blog over at
Quiltmaker.com. I’m sewing them together to make a stacked bricks quilt.
From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:
I have quite a pile of vintage linens, both finished and unfinished that I really want to use somehow in a vintage handmade quilt. So this weekend, I took out a large (maybe 20″ x 25″) hand-embroidered piece. The embroidery is finished but the edges haven’t been hemmed so it is unusable as it is.
I layered it with batting and backing and machine quilted feathers and echos of the feathers. It will be a nice wall hanging as soon as I get the binding on it.
From Associate Editor, Anissa Arnold:
This past weekend I made some progress on my 2017 BOM – Down the Rabbit Hole by Sarah Fielke. I finished sewing the tiny little village and am now preparing to applique four large flowers on the next border.
I also made a small gift bag out of the Pippa the Hen fabric panel. It’s completely sewn but I feel I need to add some beds, buttons or bows to it.
From Associate Editor, Mary Kate Karr-Petras:
I continued working on the quilt top I’m piecing for a future issue of McCall’s Quilting. This center block gives you an idea of what the finished quilt will look like, but there’s so much more to it. As large quilts go this is pretty easy piecing, and the overall design is so inventive I think folks are going to love it.
That’s it for this week. Be sure to stop by next week to see what we’ve been up to in our sewing rooms.