Lazy Girl Quilt (yes, a quilt) Featured In McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine

Lazies, Although I’m rather purse-happy, I make quilts, too. My quilt ‘Abstraction’ appears in the May 2008 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.

Abstraction, size 44 1/2″ x 55 1/2″

The Fabrics
I fell in love with the mega marbles large circular motifs when I saw the ‘Gilded Opulence’ fabric line by Paula Nadelstern for Benartex. I just wanted to play. I’m sure you know that feeling.


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Here are the three fabrics used in this quilt top.

Lazy Drunkard’s Path
I was initially going to do something with my flying geese ruler, but when I got my hands on the fabric, I decided to take it in another direction.

When I saw the large 10 inch cirlces I wanted to chop them up and sew `em back together all catty-wompus and what not.

So, I did just that. It’s a simple concept that can be adapted to any large scale circular design element. I used three fabrics for the quilt top and a few others for the back and binding.

Simple To Make
This project is deceptively easy. It has to be in order to make the grade for McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. So, my little design – curves and all – passed their test for being a ‘quick quilt’. There is no curved piecing. I made the most of this beautiful fabric and put the printed curved design to work for me.

McCall’s Quick Quilts, May 2008

Magazine Availability
McCalls informed me that the Quick Quilts May 2008 issue, featuring my project, is currently shipping to subscribers and should be available where ever fabulous quilt magazines are sold.

Fabric Kit For Abstraction Quilt
The fabric kit for this quilt is available through Stitchin’ Heaven.

Abstraction was designed and pieced by me and machine quilted by Vicki Rearley of Creations SewClever Quilt Shop.


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11 Responses to “Lazy Girl Quilt (yes, a quilt) Featured In McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine”

  1. Anita McTighe — March 3, 2008 @ 7:33 am

    Congratulation! I get this magazine and saw your quilt. It is beautiful. I love quilting too. I would love to try to make this one.


  2. Michele — March 3, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    Congratulations Joan. The quilt is fabulous. I’ll have to look for the magazine when I return to North America.

  3. Penny — March 3, 2008 @ 9:55 am

    Oh lala, that is fabulous! I think I might have to try this. What a great quilt for my 20 something baby boy who just got his first place. I really think I will enjoy the process. Thanks Joan for the great idea and congrats on making the magazine I am sure it was a process in it self!

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  4. Dixie — March 3, 2008 @ 11:17 am

    How eye catching and to think the design is just the printed fabric. This give a whole new take on looking at fabric. Incorporating it in the quilt can bring such marvelous design….as is your quilt. Love it!

  5. Lee — March 3, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Oh, I love it!! Gotta get that magazine, & the fabric too, I’m thinkin’!!

  6. Jude — March 3, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

    I only hope my subscription to Quick Quilts hasn’t run out! Can’t wait to check out the pattern for how much fabric I’ll need, etc. It really is an
    eye-catcher, isn’t it? I love all of the Lazy Girl patterns since they are so easy to follow and fun to show off, and this will make a special quilt for someone special. Don’t know yet who will get it, but I’ll find someone, or maybe do it for myself – I’ve got lots of those around!

  7. Jen Buettner — March 3, 2008 @ 3:19 pm

    It’s a Lovely Lazie Lapquilt! =)

    WOW, I’ve been staring at this fabric for a while now and I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. NOW I know!! It didn’t even dawn on me when you said ‘Drunkards Path’ that they wern’t pieced. I automatically assumed the circles were sewn to interfacing and zig zagged down. But NOOO, you amaze me once again!! Stuff just keeps getting easier!

  8. Maria Peagler — March 3, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

    Beautiful and quick. I think I’m in love. Fabulous design and congrats on being in the magazine!

  9. Denise Lindsey — March 3, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

    Congratulations Joan,. on another brillant idea.
    I’m loving this quilt, and will probably have to try this one out.
    Thanks for giving us a fabulous project that is quick, and fun to
    make. Also congrats on being featured in McCalls magazine..another winner!

  10. Susan Wood — March 3, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    I should have guessed it would be quick! How beautiful this is!


  11. Quilting Queen — May 12, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

    Yes, Congrats again. Now you can say you are “Published” and you are!