Take a Spring Break to make a quilt that gives you a whole new slant on diagonal lines with zigzag, wavy and crossing bursts of color. 10 eye-catching designs. Many are modern; a few with secondary block designs that you are sure to recognize, even with the clever color placement. How about a quick gift for a Spring Fling? Make one of the pre-cut friendly or one-block quilts this weekend!
The colors of the rainbow come together to create this stunning yet simple quilt by Bea Lee. One roll of 2 1/2″ strips makes fabric selection a breeze and one simple block makes this quilt come together very quickly. Bea’s selection of brightly colored fabrics makes this beauttful wall quilt but also consider using children’s fabrics and using this pattern to make a baby quilt.
Dresden plate patterns have been a favorite pattern among quilters for generations, but they can be fussy and time consuming to make. This easy, pretty pattern from Abigail Dolinger uses basic fusible raw-edge applique to get all the style of a Dresden plate with none of the stress!
Quarter Log Cabin blocks makes this a very flexible pattern. Once you’ve sewn the blocks, you can arrange them in a variety of different ways to create distinctly different quilt looks.
This minimalist, modern design is simple to sew, but has style to spare! Elaine Theriault’s striking, graphic composition perfectly suits the typesetting prints she chose to make it. The staightforward pattern embodies a fresh, clean aesthetic that has universal appeal.
Use fabrics from one collection or go totally scrappy in this fun quilt by Tailormade By Design. This quilt could have a variety of looks depending upon the fabrics you choose to use. Three simple blocks are used to create this beautiful quilt.
There’s much more inside McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May ’18 issue; preview all the patterns for a more complete look.
The McCall’s Quilting Team