If you’re a McCall’s Quilting subscriber, as I am, you have likely already found your March/April 2020 issue in your mailbox. Turn to page 36 and you’ll see “Skip a Step,” a patriotic quilt designed and made by my daughter Trinity and me.
For several days last March we visited my mother-in-law who was quite ill. While she napped, Trinity and I put several baby and lap quilt tops together, and we worked with the Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) computer program to design a quilt. We transformed a “Piano Key” border style into a 12″ block, and we alternated it with Trinity’s favorite “Eight Point Star” block. We created 34 different quilt designs by coloring and/or turning the blocks various ways! After much deliberation, we submitted our two favorite designs to the McCall’s editors, and this rendition was selected.
The fabrics were graciously supplied by Banyan Batiks. They are from the Newport Beach collection, the At the Pier collection, and Blenders. I pieced the quilt, and Trinity quilted it using the “Star Spangled Allover” pantograph designed by Jessica Schick and Patricia E. Ritter.
Trinity and I hope you will enjoy making our quilt. It’s 78″ x 78″ size is perfect for a Quilt of Valor.
If you would like to win a copy of the magazine, leave a comment below. The drawing will be on February 2.