I don’t know about you, but this cold weather has me dreaming of SPRING! I just can’t wait for warmer weather so the buds will start to emerge from their winter slumber. You might be able to tell how I feel if you look at the most recent issues of Quiltmaker magazine and McCall’s Quilting – the March 2019 issues are full of color and lots of flowers!
Let’s start with Quiltmaker…
Nancy Mahoney has a delightful quilt in this issue. Flower Crown is bright and cheery – just what we need this time of year. Don’t miss the designer profile we did on Nancy’s quilt studio!
This next design is by Ann Weber. Twiggy is an appliqué wall hanging in joyful colors. The combination of piecing and appliqué is fun.
The theme for McCall’s in March was “Floral Fantasy” and boy do we have a lot of quilts that either have flowers as a design element or use floral fabrics. Here are just a few from that issue.
Patio Posies is a quilt by designer Jo Moury. Combining stars and appliquéd flowers, this quilt is simply gorgeous!
Sunshine and Daisies
Our cover quilt is called Sunshine and Daisies and our very own Annette Falvo designed it. Annette was inspired to make folded flowers by the book Fabric Folding by Rebecca Wat. Annette also added Yo-yo’s for even more dimension.
Terra Cotta Garden
Terra Cotta Garden was designed by Group Editorial Director, Tricia Patterson. She found a wholecloth quilt and wanted to upcycle it. She decided to add colorful pots of felt and cotton flowers inspired by the amazing works of Sue Spargo – one of Tricia’s favorite designers. This quilt offers room to stretch your improve skills and make it your own!
Climbing Clematis by Pam Nourse is another colorful quilt that combines appliqué with intricately pieced star blocks. Such a charming quilt that begs to brighten your home!
If you are dreaming of Spring like me, I hope you will grab a copy of Quiltmaker or McCall’s Quilting and sit by a sunny window while you read it. Even if the temperatures where you live are frigid, perhaps it will feel like warmer days are coming.