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McCall’s Monday — Child’s Picture Patch Quilt, #1633

I’ve always loved this pattern, which appears in my May, 1929 catalog, McCall’s Designs for Needlework and Decorative Arts. People often refer to it as a circus quilt, and I can understand that, but there’s no circus reference in the catalog description. My scaled drawings are copied from the catalog illustration. The illustrator eliminated some of…

McCall’s Monday – More Quilting Motifs From Old Favorites

Here are more quilting designs from my 1936 McCall’s Needlework catalog. I can’t believe they suggest using carbon paper to transfer the pattern to your quilt top. Do not do this! More McCall’s designs are available in an earlier post. Click images to enlarge. No. 1980. Printed Pattern for Quilting Motifs. Prics, 40 cents. Here are…

McCall’s Monday — Quilting Motifs From Old Favorites

I’m sorry about the quality of these images, but the original illustrations in my 1936 McCall’s Designs for Needlework catalogue are only 1″. They are scanned at a fairly high resolution, so hopefully you will be able to print and trace the designs to fit blocks up to 12 inches. The first block has a nice matching border.…

McCall’s Monday — Feather Quilting, Italian Style

Even though it is not even mentioned in this catalog description from 1936, I think these feathers would also look wonderful on a quilt. I haven’t attempted trapunto quilting, but it’s on my bucket list. Click images to enlarge. No. 306 – Transfer Design for Quilting. Price 30 cents. With scatter motifs in this graceful feather…

Free Pattern Friday — Coxcombs and Currants, 2 Versions

Recently, I’ve been doing some traditional appliqué — a project with Lori at Humble Quilts that we are not quite ready to reveal. I always think of myself as more of a piecer, but working on these blocks has made me realize I’ve missed doing this type of appliqué. Anyway, since I kind of have appliqué on my…

Free Pattern Friday — Kite Variation Quilt for Hand Piecing

For me, this pattern includes all the things that are enjoyable about hand piecing — curved seams, set-in seams, and an interesting design that works for a scrappy quilt, which is just about the only kind I make. This pattern was part of a large “quilting ephemera” lot I purchased at a tiny thrift store. I…

Free Pattern Friday — Quilts, J & P Coats

Sorry I didn’t post anything this week for McCall’s Monday — I was celebrating my birthday!! It’s not over yet, either (more celebrating tomorrow), but I have at least managed to post something for Free Pattern Friday. Click on the cover image to view, download or print the pdf version of this booklet.