Sunday, August 14, 2011

Red, White, and Sometimes Blue Classics from McCall’s Quilting

Classics from McCall’s Quilting (Also in Ebook form)

Red, White, and Sometimes Blue  is a unique look at red, white and blue quilts. For example, the Garnet Glaze a quilt with several red fabrics and one white fabric made with a combination of appliqué and piecing. Writer’s Block is made with squares of one solid red.  They are mixed with white blocks and borders which showcases the quilting designs in the white spaces. My favorite is Bits of Sunshine which is several blue fabrics and a white fabric and is made of rectangles.  This one cheats a little because the “sunshine” is spots of yellow and a narrow yellow band.  There are also scrap quilts using red, white and blue.

There are clear diagrams for cutting and piecing.  I like that each quilt has a short section on planning that discusses important steps for success dedicated to that particular quilt.  These are traditional patterns and although there are no skill ratings, there are patterns for all skill sets.


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