We regret to report that Tracee Doran has left the staff of McCall’s Quilting. We’ll all miss her energy, talent, and sweet heart very much! But “the show must go on”, so as promised here is the free quilt pattern for Garnet Trace, Tracee’s choice for the I Love This Quilt! page in the July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting.
Garnet Trace, designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth, is a large quilt, big enough for a queen or king size bed depending on mattress depth. Carrie Nation quilt blocks and repro fabrics give the design an antique feel. Traditionalists will absolutely love making this pattern, which is faster than you might think thanks to clever use of strip piecing at every opportunity.