I am so excited! My quilt, “Rocket’s Red Glare,” is on the cover of the July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting! Based on the “Road to Oklahoma” patchwork block and made with classic red, white, and blue, this quilt is a tribute to all things patriotic.
In 2016 McCall’s Quilting is including a Quilt of Valor pattern in each issue. And “Rocket’s Red Glare,” measuring 60″ x 80,” is this issue’s QOV feature. For the blocks and pieced border, I used pre-cut 2 1/2″ wide strips from Wilmington Prints.
This past weekend, Spring Quilt Market was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. F+W Media, the parent company of many of your favorite quilting magazines, included “Rocket’s Red Glare” in its display booth. I was thrilled to receive this picture from Deb on the McCall’s editorial staff!
Adding to the fun of being “the cover girl,” I am McCall’s guest blogger today. Click here to link to the McCall’s blog post; read more details about my inspiration for “Rocket’s Red Glare” and its sister quilt, “Summer Glare.” FYI McCall’s is offering a free pattern for “Summer Glare” on their website (McCallsQuilting.com). Click on the Bonuses tab, and then click on the picture of “Summer Glare.”
McCall’s generously sent me several magazine copies to give to blog readers. If you would like to be in the drawing on June 1, leave a comment below stating what you found interesting in McCall’s blog for 26 May.