Whilst Quiltmania Issue 79 arrived in the UK early October, (as seen here - Mrs Schmenkman Quilts), Issue 78 arrived at my Newsagent this week (someone please tell me why it needs to take so long for magazines to arrive downunder?).
Blueburst by Aline Vandenbuleke
I don't buy a lot of magazine anymore but this one really caught my eye and made its way home with me. Quiltmania #78 has some really interesting and colorful projects; including a good mix of easy and more complicated quilt designs using various piecing techniques.
Wagon Wheels designed by Kandy Petersen, pieced by Sandy Klop
Goodness I love this magazine, even the advertisements are interesting!
The other arrival this week is a long awaited FQ bundle of City Weekend fabric (Oliver + S for Moda),
and as I was keen to play with both the City Weekend fabric and the Wagon Wheels quilt pattern from Quiltmania magazine (as pictured above), I traced and photocopied the arcs for paper-piecing:
Then I carefully traced the pattern sheet and cut out the remaining templates using cardboard. However, it wasn't all that much later that I worked out that whilst the arcs included seam allowances, the templates did not. It helps to read the pattern sheet, it would have saved quite some frustration.
I was determined to finish the (one) block, and although I love the design and the fabrics, I didn't enjoy the piecing process. Alas, it will be a lone block and will join the block stash.
Happy magazine, fabric and block stashing!