Design Wall Tuesday: The Last Dispatch from 2017

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Hi! Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. Many of us on the Quiltmaker and McCall’s team have been busy getting ready for the holidays and not doing as much sewing for ourselves as we’d like. Here’s what a couple of us have been up to.


From Content Director Carolyn Beam:
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I started working on my “I Love This Quilt,” which will be featured in McCall’s Quilting May/June ’18 issue. If you’re not familiar with “I Love This Quilt,” it’s a feature on the last page of each issue of McCall’s Quilting. One person on staff chooses a favorite pattern from a past issue and remakes the quilt with new fabric and sometimes new techniques and shares the process on our blog. I chose a new fabric collection from Moda Fabrics—Pepper & Flax by Corey Yoder. I’ll share more of how I’m changing the pattern on our blog, but for now you can see how I’ve cut fabric for blocks and have made two blocks so far.

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Fabric: cut!

Two blocks down!

Two blocks down!

These blocks have Fast Flying Geese and Square-in-a-Square units and I’ve been using the Fons & Porter ¼” seam marker to mark my patches. It has become one of my favorite tools.


From Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker:
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This was supposed to be a rug but when the edges started “curling” up, I decided rather than take it apart I would make it into a bowl or something. I really think it will be wall art. It’s cotton clothes line rope wrapped with strips of various batiks 1 1/4″ wide, then zigzagged together. It’s 4″ deep and 22″ across. And I love the colors!

this bowl started as a rug!


As we are all in the middle of the holidays with some of us taking time off, we’re going to take a little break from our Design Wall Tuesday updates. I’m also interested to know if you find these blogs helpful and/or inspirational. Please leave a comment and share your thoughts—I’d love to hear from you.

From all of us, we wish you a joyous holiday!

Comment (1)

  • Sandra W

    I for one find your blogs inspirational. There are so many ideas that I save to make later. Your input is definitely greater than my corresponding output, though. I always look forward to clicking on the “Read More” button in the email.

    December 28, 2017 at 3:14 am

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