McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2019: Back to School
As the summer months wane, we can look forward to cooler temperatures, fall foliage, and a bit of free time as the kids head back to school. Wouldn’t it be nice to make a back-to-school gift for that special child in your life? Mary Hertel designed the adorable School Daze quilt that graces our cover. It’s quick and easy to make, using simple foundation piecing and a bit of fussy cutting. Aren’t the kids on the bus just so cute? Customize this quilt by printing images of your own children on fabric and then put them on the bus! Aquatic Critters is a sweet design made with 3-D fabric – what could be more fun? Trust me, it’s fun, even for grown-ups. Or check out Molecular, a simple design that showcases large prints. Designer Sara Lister used a science-themed fabric in her quilt making it super special for a youngster interested in science but you could customize this quilt to suit any child’s interest by simply using a different fabric.
In addition to school-themed quilts, we have put together a collection of designs that are dynamic in nature. Whether you love stripes, plaids, geometric, or florals, you will find inspiration in our pages. Up, Up, and Away is an incredibly simple quilt to make but by choosing striped fabrics, designer Gigi Khalsa created a strong sense of movement throughout. Crystal Prism appears to have blocks “floating” above the quilt, an illusion created with a gaggle of Flying Geese while Down the Rabbit Hole uses a bargello technique which makes the center of the quilt appear to recede.
Let your creative juices flow…
Anissa Arnold, Associate Editor
- Crystal Prism
- Down the Rabbit Hole
- Rainbow Braid
- Up, Up & Away
- Crossed Stars
- School Daze
- Aquatic Critters
Pick up your copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts!