If you have recently sorted your scraps and have discovered that you have a lot of strips and strings, this is the project for you! I designed “Lori’s Legacy” as a signature quilt to honor long time McCall’s editor, Lori Baker, upon her retirement. Lori’s favorite color is purple, so that was the obvious color choice for her quilt, but you could make your quilt with your most plentiful color of scraps.
The editors at Quilting Daily emailed instructions for a simple signature block to Lori’s colleagues and contacts in the quilting industry, asking them to send signed blocks to me this past summer. Once I received the blocks, I set about designing a quilt that would showcase them along with with various purple, periwinkle, lavender, and magenta strips and strings.
Lori unboxed her quilt gift during a Quilt & Tell podcast. Click here to listen. You can tell that she is super pleased with her retirement gift.
“Lori’s Legacy” is patterned in the March/April 2022 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, beginning on page 44. As a spin off idea, you could modify the design for a baby or wall quilt by making the central Churn Dash block and surrounding it with a coordinating print border.
The editors have sent me an extra copy of the magazine that I will use as a prize in a drawing here on my blog. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, leave a comment below stating the color you would use to make “Lori’s Legacy.” The drawing will be on Valentine’s Day.