Monday, February 11, 2019

golden galaxy quilt

Hi All! Today, I am very thrilled to share one of my designs featured in the current issue of McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2019 named Golden Galaxy. If you haven't purchased this magazine, you will want to because there is all kinds of cool information about sewing with elegant fabrics such as silk dupioni and satin. It just makes you want to start searching for some glam fabrics! Do you have any in your stash?

What I love about this magazine is the instructions for the quilts. Everything is explained in detail with diagrams, quick cutting/assembly instructions as well as coloring diagrams and full-sized templates. The patterns are tested as well!

I bet you are curious to see the quilt, right? Golden Galaxy is pictured below.

Golden Galaxy, Courtesy of McCall's Quilting © 2019 Photography by Matt Graves

This design was made from the beautiful hands of Ruthie Wasmuth and is classified as a challenging sewing level quilt. (I design so many quilts, I hardly have time to sew them all!) There are just three simple blocks, but the outer border uses blocks cut on the bias, which can make it tricky to sew. There are also curves, because curves are essential to enhance a design.

I would like to share with you a couple of different coloring options you could use to make this modern quilt. This is the original color scheme of blue and yellow featured in the magazine. My tip is to use small prints or even solids to really allow the design to shine.


Here, the colors (dark and light values as well) are reversed and black was substituted for the blue fabrics. I think this looks just as stunning. What do you think?

Or you could be a bit daring and choose only to use two colors. Just look at how the curved blocks change up the design. I could really see making this beauty!

Or you could go for something a little hot and spicy like this color combo of tangerines and plums. What do you think?? Hot enough for you?

So, if you are looking for some ideas for a modern quilt that uses some cool techniques, then check out this stellar quilt. I guarantee, you will be a curve master when you finish! You can download a digital copy as well at the Quilting Company if you don't have access to the printed magazine where you live.

I would love to hear your ideas on this design, if you care to share them. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your week!

Quilty Hugs,

1 comment:

  1. I like how the drunkards path blocks have been sized to creat little ‘flanges’ that really add to the design. The two colour version would look stunning made up!


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