I am so excited to introduce you to Seaside Steps.
You can find this pattern in the February/March 2017 issue of McCalls Quick Quilts. In an upcoming blog post I will have another idea for this pattern to be used for college students. Currently, though, there is a free download provided by McCalls Quilting to make this quilt in multiple sizes. Score!
Seaside Steps uses my favorite block, the Half Square Triangle, with a quick and easy block in between that is perfecto for fussy cutting. The HST and I have a love/hate relationship, but once the squaring up is done it's nothing but love. This is a great pattern if you have a large print you want to show off, or if you have a smaller print you would like to fussy cut for the centers. Or hey, do both like the original. Those mermaids are adorable!!
Fabrics for this quilt come from the Camelot Fabrics collection, Under the Sea. Those little mermaids are adorable, but check out the other little sea animals that are just too cute. Those crabs! Aack! So cute! The colors in the collection are so amazing and saturated and the fabrics so soft and enjoyable to work with.
The Feb/Mar 2017 issue is available for purchase online here, the hardcopy will hit stores by December 27th, 2016.
To celebrate the awesomeness that is having your pattern printed in a magazine, I am having a giveaway. I have TWO magazines for two lucky quilters. Leave a comment below with the colors you would choose to make Seaside Steps in and the Random Number Generator will choose two winners. Contest ends Friday, December 16th at 11:59 PM.
Do you know what is really cool? Going into your download folder and finding two WOW buttons, because you have been in McCalls Quick Quilts twice. That is pretty WOW!!
Now go comment and good luck!!!