Are you ready to start planning your post-holiday quilting season? The January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine is here and ready to help!
That cover is sure to lift your spirits. Our “cover girl” quilt is Winter Sunset by Kate Colleran, and a limited number of quilt kits are available in our online shop. This pattern finishes at 74″ x 86″, and is comprised of just two block types set in straight rows. All that movement and visual excitement is generated by Kate’s clever use of value and fabric placement, not difficult piecing. This would be a perfect quilt to make just for you!
Baby Blooms by Emily Bailey (left) is a bit of a piecing challenge, perfect for prime quilting season between the holidays and spring. The sample quilt showcases Riley Blake fabrics from the Backyard Roses collection, so if you make this from one of our quilt kits, you can dream of the garden as you work! With a finished size of 60″ x 70″, this is a great lap or throw size quilt. Construction is fun – the blocks are like 2 diagonal snowball units, so the flowers and hanging diamonds pop out when the blocks are set together. It’s an exciting project!
And here is Sweet April by Marija Vujcic, months ahead of when we can reasonably expect spring weather in the northern hemisphere! This 75″ square design elevates simple nine-patch and hourglass blocks to something truly unique with a diagonal setting and an unusual border treatment. Two adjoining borders feature light fabrics, and two dark, for a large-scale Attic Windows effect. Quilt kits for Sweet April are due to ship mid-December, so you may want to put this one on your Santa wish list!
And those are just 3 of the 12 exclusive new quilt designs in this magazine! Has your copy arrived yet? If you’re not a subscriber (subscribe here!), you can order the print issue or an instant download of the digital issue of this magazine.
When you complete your quilts from this issue, take some photos and share them with us on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page. We love to see our readers’ work.
The McCall’s Quilting Staff