I’m Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard | McCall’s Quilting Blog

 Im Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy SheppardWelcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring! Wendy‘s new lap quilt pattern, I’m Blue For You, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts

Hello to all McCall’s Quilting blog readers!
My quilt I’m Blue For You starts with the premise that I love to design quilts with fun visual effects using simple elements and blocks.  Often times, quilters are pleasantly surprised at how easy to put together my designs are. This one finishes at 55″ x 65″, a nice throw size:

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I’m Blue For You uses squares and occasional half square triangle units in the quilt top construction.  When placed strategically,  the HST units end up making large and striking check marks in the midst of the squares.  The quilt ends up using traditional quilting block elements with a contemporary twist in the final effect.

Atlas Im Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

I liked using the Atlas fabrics from Windham for this project because the fabric group gave such a nice range of blues for the project. The Atlas fabric range also comes in a tan/gray colorway.  I have colored the the quilt to show you how the fabrics would be placed:

Design 1a 55 x 65 brown Im Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

This project is stash-busting friendly to incorporate fabrics of the same color group for a fun and “I-spy” effect.  Of course, you can incorporate fabrics of more than one color group for a different take on the project.  Just to make it fun, how about embroidering a message to the recipient on one of the squares if you are making this quilt as a gift for someone?

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QQ10217 Im Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy SheppardThanks, Wendy! If you’d like to make your own version of Wendy’s I’m Blue For You quilt and don’t yet have a copy of the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, you can purchase print and digital copies of the magazine or download the I’m Blue For You digital quilt pattern separately from our online shop.




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