Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spring Morning

Spring Morning isn't quite happening for us yet as January storms prevail in many parts of the USA. However, McCall's Quick Quilts has a way of giving us a nice boost into spring in their February/March 2015 issue.

This magazine is full of lovely quilts that will get you in the mood to decorate for spring! I am happy to say that one of my little quilts was chosen to be in this cheerful magazine! It is called Spring Morning! I made this as a baby quilt for my son's third baby, Olivia Patch. McCall's graciously published the quilts I made for his first two children as well, so I was pleased that they accepted this one also. How can a grandmother explain to a grandchild that their quilt didn't make the cut? Haha! My friend and quilter, Marae Harris quilted this for me. She always knows just what my quilts need!

I have always loved the pink and yellow combination and I was looking for something sweet and girlie. And this is why-
Isn't she sweet?
Be sure and look for this issue of McCall's Quick Quilts!

And on a similar note, this quilt design is almost the same. Can you spot the differences? Well, obviously the colors make a huge difference! The blocks are the same size, I just changed out the four-patch in the block for whatever that little triangle block is called. You can see in both quilts that the Monkey Wrench block was altered so the seams lined up with the corner squares of the other block. See what options you have when you design quilts? You are in charge of the decision making! I am particularly proud of the border in this one. It is the first time I ever made a zig-zag border and I love it! The lovely blue-grey fabric in this quilt is by Olde Green Cupboard, for Marcus Fabrics. It's called Londonderry. You might still find it on It is an old release at this point. Most everything is by the time a quilt gets published.

It pleases me so much to be working with McCall's Magazines and the great people there. I thank them for the recognition they give me as a quilter and for the opportunity to share my work with others.

            Piecefully Stitching,


Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations! Both are very cute quilts...but not at cute as the grandbaby.

Janet O. said...

Congrats, Marcie! A cute quilt for an even cuter baby!
(I think the little triangles are sometimes called hourglass blocks--among other things.)

Cheryl said...

Sweet granddaughter and oh yes, the quilts are wonderful too ;)

Me and My Stitches said...

Congrats on being in the magazine, and on such an adorable addition to the family!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilts--beautiful granddaughter

Lindah said...

So sweet! Both granddaughter and quilts. How fun to have all their quilts published. McCall's is a name from my childhood --and that's a lonnng time.

Lori said...

How fun to have all three published! She is a cutie pie. Congrats!