McCall’s Quilting — Carnaby Street

Today in the mail came McCall’s Quilting’s newest issue — January/February 2012.
Inside this issue is a quilt that I love — Carnaby Street!
I love to see what McCall’s does with my quilts!

Here’s  a picture of the full quilt from McCall’s.
The fabric is England Swings by Rebekah Merkle for Timeless Treasures.
It was a fun design challenge to work with this fabric.  I first worked with the digital images and came up with a design that I loved.  Then I was told that the fabric was a much larger scale than I thought I was working with.  It took a few more designs before I came up with this finished product, but working through things like that is part of the creative process.  I love the result!
This is a large quilt.  It’s almost 88″ square.  Because of the large scale fabric, the blocks had to be large, and the quilt is actually fairly quick to make.
So . . . do you know where Carnaaby Street is?  I had to look it up.  I’m not cool enough to know things like that.


  1. Lesley
    November 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Konda, the quilt is beautiful…like a little bit of fresh air! ‘Carnaby Street’ was huge when I was a teenager…by my recollection it was a street in London where they had all the beautiful shops and were the fashion leaders…miniskirts, mini-dresses, Twiggy, florals, etc…guess I’m showing my age! Congrats on your quilt!

  2. KaHolly
    November 29, 2011 at 11:33 am

    It’s a beauty!! You must be so pleased.

  3. Gene Black
    November 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

    It is gorgeous. Being an Anglophile, on my one trip to England, I stood on Carnaby Street in London. I was thrilled.

  4. Sherry
    November 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    The design is amazing, I love the fabrics used in the quilt too.

  5. Denise in PA
    November 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Great quilt! I just got the magazine yesterday, but haven’t gotten that far. I’ve actually been on Carnaby Street! I used to have a board game by that name when I was a kid. When we got to London, I made it a point to go there – LOL!

  6. BillieBee (billiemick)
    November 29, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    It’s sure lovely.

  7. Barbara McD
    November 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    What fun!!! Great job!!!!

  8. Anonymous
    December 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I just got the magazine, and love your quilt. Your piecing tutorial rocks (as always). Love the quilt!

  9. Lettyb
    December 2, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    What a pretty quilt! I love it when quilts look as pretty on a bed as they do when hung up on a wall. That doesn’t always happen.

  10. itsconnie
    December 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Konda, I love this. You should be so proud of yourself. Can I buy the pattern somewhere?

  11. Moose on the Porch Quilts
    December 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    The pattern is in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of McCall’s Quilting. You can look for it at newstands near you or buy it online. Here’s the online link: