Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard. Wendy’s new quilt, Stamp Pad, features a clever block design is a modern interpretation of a postage stamp. The large block patches are great for showing off large prints in any color or style; this design is versatile and can suit any design personality. The easy patchwork sews up quickly and the unique design will please everyone! You’ll find this quilt in the McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 issue. We’re happy to have Wendy here to talk about her quilt!
Hello to McCall’s Quilting blog readers! It’s good to be back again. Last time I was here, I shared about my quilt ”I’m Blue For You.” That was in the middle of winter. Now that we are inching toward spring, I am happy to be back again to share my throw/lap quilt pattern, designed with floral fabrics, called “Stamp Pad.”
“Stamp Pad” is considered a one-block quilt, meaning the quilt is made with only one quilt block repeated throughout, using different colored fabrics. I used RJR’s Garden Gate fabric collection, design by Robyn Pandolph. The florals in Garden Gate give an elegant, and not overly froufrou, shabby chic, home décor feel to this quilt. I imagine this throw quilt on an easy chair in a great room. However, the design is versatile in such a way that you can substitute the florals with any novelty fabrics you prefer. The size of this quilt, 61″ x 71″, also works easily on a child’s bed if children-themed fabrics are used.
Again, I don’t really design projects that are difficult to make. They only look deceivingly hard at times. “Stamp Pad” is no exception. This quilt comprises patch blocks and Flying Geese units. I always tell my quilting friends, when they find themselves making repeating units for a quilt, “This is your chance to perfect your skills when replicating units!” If you haven’t tried the no-waste method of making Flying Geese units yet, this quilt presents the perfect opportunity.
Thank you for letting me share about “Stamp Pad”! I hope you make your own versions of this quilt and share about your experiences in the comments below. Happy Quilting!
Thanks so much, Wendy! Wendy would like to give away her book, Recreating Antique Quilts! Leave a comment below before midnight March 30, 2017 and you’ll be entered into our random drawing to win Wendy’s book. The winner will be notified by email with subject line beginning YOU WON.
If you’d like to make your own version of the Stamp Pad quilt, and don’t yet have a copy of the McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 issue, you can order print and digital versions in our online shop. The Stamp Pad quilt pattern is also available separately as an instant digital download.