If the August heat and humidity is wearing on your nerves, escape to thoughts of fall with the September/October 2020 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Pumpkins and potions, bats and candy corn, quilts for guys and teachers, all are featured in this issue.
Introducing my quilt – “Warm Air Rises.” Measuring 43″ x 44,” it’s the perfect size for baby’s tummy time or for a wall quilt. I chose Michael Miller Fabrics; the solids are from the “Sew Colorful” line, borders and background are from “Hash Dots” and “Garden Pindot.” I arranged the colors so that warm colors (orange, yellow, red) are pointing upward with cool colors (blue, green, purple) pointing downward. The negative spaces give your eye a place to rest and provide an area for quilting highlights.
I generally longarm my own quilts, but I asked my friend Charla Jenkins (OBQ Quilting, firstname.lastname@example.org) to use her computerized machine for this quilt. The colors and lines of the triangles are so pristine and distinct, I wanted the quilting motifs to be perfect and uniform. Her creativity and patience yielded fabulous results!
Even in the white spaces, some of the motifs point upward, and some point downward. Charla’s expertise and my vision for the quilt meshed beautifully; I couldn’t be more pleased.
A few small flocks of flying geese have flown honking over our lake; perhaps they sense that autumn is approaching. But for us quilters, Flying Geese are always in season!
If you would like to win a copy of this issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, leave a comment below telling what you look forward to most this fall. The drawing will be August 24.