Hi! It’s Carolyn Beam, Content Director for McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines. Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. Most of the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were busy participating in Moda’s National Jelly Roll Sewalong, but a few also found time to work on other projects as well.
From Senior Graphic Designer, Genevieve Stafford Hook:
I’m working on a set of two Halloween-themed pillows as a gift for a Halloween-obsessed friend. The mini charm squares are perfect for a quick project – great for me as I was in a sewing mood, not a cutting mood last night. The pillows will coordinate, but not match. I laid out the squares in a diagonal pattern on my portable design “wall” which makes it very easy to see what I’m doing. Chain piecing the squares makes the whole project come together in a snap.
From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:
I spent much of my time this weekend working on a jelly roll quilt because of National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. Sketch seemed to be in my way much of the time. I took five pictures and he was in the middle of what I was doing in two of them.
I got four blocks done on Saturday. It’s going to be a pretty quilt.
From Associate Editor, Mary Kate Karr-Petras:
I’m still working on free-motion quilting the color option I made for Nancy Mahoney’s Wild Ducklings pattern. I haven’t marked anything; I’m just eyeballing everything and trying to focus on making just a few things–continuous swirls, continuous figure-8′s, 4- and 8-petaled flowers, and corner-to-corner curved lines–as uniform as possible. I’m glad I’m experimenting on something a little more decorative than a test sandwich before I finally try to quilt something special. I’m excited to have gotten to this stage and by all the possibilities available by being able to successfully free-motion quilt.
Tune in next week for more quilting inspiration, tips and techniques as we share our weekend sewing.