Design Wall Tuesday – Using Brown and More

Hi! Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re in the middle of a beautiful Indian Summer—warm days, cool nights and beautiful color. I’m sure it won’t last for long, so we’re trying to enjoy it now! The editors at McCalls Quilting and Quiltmaker also found some weekend time to work on projects.


From Content Director, Carolyn Beam:

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The May/June 2018 issue of Quiltmaker will have a focus on hand projects—perfect take along for summer travel or enjoying time outside. I’m working on an English paper piecing design for this issue and spent some time cutting out paper templates and planning different fabric combinations for some of the blocks. I’m loving this fabric—Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns for Moda Fabrics.

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From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa:

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Sometimes I get a little daunted by my growing pile of unfinished projects, so I ignore it and start something new that I can finish fast, just to get that little thrill of accomplishment plus a new quilted item. This weekend I made a quick, simple pillowcase with easy piecing, basic quilting and an envelope back. I love the pretty painterly textures of the Vincent Van Gogh collection by the Van Gogh Museum for Robert Kaufman, so I put together a simple pillowcase in order to enjoy it on my sofa every day.

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From Associate Editor, Tricia Patterson:

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I made some progress this past weekend on a quilt I’m creating for my Quiltmaker blog series, Its All About Brown: Design As You Go. Heres a sneak peak of a section of the quilt. I challenged myself to use brown solid fabric, Confetti Cotton Brownie by Riley Blake. And, I’m taking an improvisational approach to designing and making the quilt, adding a variety of bright tone-on-tones, print, and solid fabrics to finish this village-themed project. Click here to check out Part 1, here for Part 2 and here for Part 3 of the series.

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Stop by next week for some more quilty inspiration!

Yours in stitches,
Carolyn Beam
Content Director
McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quick Quilts

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