“Over and Under” and “Partly Cloudy” Published!

11 01 2018

Have you seen the latest copy of McCall’s Quick Quilts? The February/March 2018 issue contains two of my quilts!

“Over and Under” is made with tone-on-tone fabrics from Wilmington Prints. The patches are an easy to handle size and units are assembled by partial seaming around the central orange squares. Setting the blocks on-point accentuates the over-all woven appearance of the fabrics. With light gray thread, I quilted a freehand all over design of E’s and 3’s.

Do you need a birthday or graduation quilt for a young man? This is it! It would also make a great wedding gift or retirement gift.

Interestingly, McCall’s Quick Quilt editors selected another of my quilts to publish in the same issue. “Partly Cloudy” was made with rainy spring days as inspiration. The colorful 2″ squares represent rainbows peeping out from behind the clouds. Again, Wilmington Prints graciously supplied fabrics for the quilt. Originally, I planned for black narrow borders on both sides of the pieced border of colorful squares, but the color contrast was too stark. A charcoal gray choice keeps the viewer’s eye on what is most important, the interior patchwork surrounded by the colorful pieced border. I designed and pieced this quilt during the time my longarm was packed away in preparation for our move, so my friend, Irene Grimes, quilted “Partly Cloudy” for me. With gray thread, she quilted cloud arcs and loops on the interior, curved arcs in the pieced border, and straight lines in the outer print border.

If you are searching for a quick and easy quilt in popular decorating hues with a fun punch of color, your search is over! The construction is suitable for young sew-ers; perhaps your daughter or granddaughter would like to help make a new quilt for her bedroom on the next snowy or rainy day.

If you are not yet a Quick Quilts subscriber, click here to order your copy from The Quilting Company’s online store.




4 responses

11 01 2018

Aby that is Fabulous. I love both of the quilts.

11 01 2018

I really like he partly cloudy šŸŒ¤ quilt! The vibrant squares really do draw your eyes.

11 01 2018


12 01 2018

Beautiful, love the colors.

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