QM Scrap Squad: Turning Points by Christa Marcotte; Giveaway!

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Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you.

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Quiltmaker July/August ’13

This is the new July/August ’13 issue with a warm summer sun on the cover. Isn’t it lovely? The featured Scrap Squad quilt from this issue is Turning Points by Carolyn McCormick.

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Turning Points by Carolyn McCormick

The fabrics are in the Love Flows collection from Maywood Studio. It was quilted by Carol Willey. You may recognize Carolyn McCormick’s name as the inventor of the Add-A-Quarter ruler and as a popular author for Kansas City Star Quilts.

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Carolyn’s Add-A-Quarter ruler in action

Carolyn teaches paper piecing around the country, and her students love her methods. She shares some great cutting tips in the Turning Points pattern—you’ll want to have a look.

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Christa Marcotte

The very first Scrap Squad quilt for this issue is by Christa Marcotte from Torquay, Saskatchewan, Canada. She had quite a lot of fun playing with this design. You’ll hear from Christa in her own words below.

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The starting “point” for this quilt was the purchase of a Layer Cake of Kasuri by Moda.

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I am really starting to fall in love with Japanese fabrics.

There are a TON of paper pieced points in this quilt!!

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To help us with all this paper piecing, Carolyn McCormick sent each of us a little gift!!

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I love getting surprises in the mail…that are not bills!!

Two of her rulers:

Add-Enough and Add-A-Quarter!!

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This is the original block….

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But after a couple of twists and turns…

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I decided to go with this setting

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I like to chain paper pieced patterns as much as I can to save time and fabric.

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And I enlisted my son, Justin for the official paper removal ceremony.

Nothing like spending some quality time together on a otherwise monotonous job!!

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As I started to layout all my points I could to see the Red Baron symbol in blue.

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It radiated from the center and started to fill in.

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I used the larger points as a border edge….

And incorporated the paper pieced cornerstones into the outer border.

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The price of one paper removal worker is this quilt!!

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Christa’s finished quilt will be going to her son Justin in exchange for his help in removing all the papers.

Hope you like it, Justin!!

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These Scrap Squad gals never cease to amaze me! I love what Christa did—she took a lovely design and made it her own, making decisions as she went along. Beautiful job!

Let’s have a giveaway. I have a copy of Carolyn McCormick’s latest book from Kansas City Star Quilts called A Flock of Feathered Stars. It’s dynamite! I have an Add-A-Quarter ruler I’ll include as well.

 QM Scrap Squad: Turning Points by Christa Marcotte; Giveaway!

Leave a comment here by midnight Sunday, June 9 and  I’ll pick a winner for these and other quilty pleasures. We’ll announce the winner next week. Good luck!

The winner is Sophie, comment #89. Thanks for all the comments!

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136 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Turning Points by Christa Marcotte; Giveaway!

  1. beverly says:

    I would stop everything to make this!

  2. thanks for a great giveaway

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  4. MarciaW says:

    A Feathered star is on my list of quilts to try — this book would really help me in that effort! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  5. MarciaW says:

    Gorgeous quilt with great fabrics – thanks for the giveaway of the book and ruler(s). I’ve wanted to make a flock of feathered stars in a quilt for a while, which is also a bucket list quilt.

  6. Cher says:

    I love your quilt! I passed over the pattern in my magazine because I didn’t like it in the original colors/form. Yours is BEAUTIFUL and I’m going to take another look at that pattern. I haven’t done any feathered start yet, so maybe now’s the time to try it!

  7. Karrie Smith says:

    The quilt turned out awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful quilt! The book sound amazing. Thanks for the chance!

  9. I think scrappy is my middle name. I wish I were a scrap squad sewer. What fun would that be? Love what these gals have done both present and past. Always fun to see.

  10. MaryKay says:

    It’s amazing how small changes can make a design so different. Thanks for the designs and inspiration Quiltmaker and for the giveaway!

  11. Beverly Norman says:

    Wonderful quilt. Am getting up my courage to try paper piecing. Love the accuracy of it.

  12. Susan Reynolds says:

    Great layout! Thanks for the book and ruler opportunity :-)

  13. Debra Robinson says:

    I love that quilt! and the layout. I’ve always wanted to learn how to paper piece.

  14. Gill says:

    What a fantastic quilt!

  15. Sonia says:

    I love what you did with the setting to make this a totally different quilt pattern than the original. Keep up the good work Scrap Squad members because I love to see the creative process!

  16. Kathy says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a Feathered Star quilt – this could be my chance!

  17. Lisa Marie says:

    Wow, impressive variation of the magazine pattern! Feathered star is on my list of blocks to try one day — this book could really help! Thanks for the chance.

  18. Djoekie says:

    Wat een prachtige ster. heel boeiend
    doe graag mee met de give-away

  19. Laura G. says:

    I like how the quilt in the post turned out. The book looks interesting. I’ve never made a star like that.

  20. Naomi Vela says:

    I’m sure Justin will love his quilt, especially seens as though he helped with it.

    Hugs
    Naomi

  21. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I love these Scrap Squad posts! It is amazing to see how fabric choice and orientation of the blocks really changes the quilts. Thanks so much for this feature!

  22. Janet T says:

    LOVE feathered stars! Would love to win the book.

  23. Kathie says:

    Wow! This is amazing! I’ve just discovered paper piecing when I made a block from Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 7 and love it. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book and ruler :-) .

  24. Debbie Rhodes says:

    WOW.. that is beautiful…

  25. Cheryl Viola says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I love Quiltmaker Magazine

  26. Love the look of this book. The feathered star quilt is definitely on my bucket list as a must do quilt. Thanks for the give away.

  27. Karlene says:

    What a great quilt! Good job.

  28. Rachell R says:

    I love stars! And I love paper-piecing them! I use Peggy Martin’s Quick-Strip method, which looks like what Christa is doing with her strips. It’s gorgeous. Thanks for a chance!

  29. Becky Greene says:

    I would love to try a Feathered Star Quilt – thanks for the chance to win!

  30. What an amazing transformation. This quilt looks nothing like the original, yet both are beautiful. Congratulations, Christa Marcotte. This is one fantastic quilt.

  31. Sally says:

    It is amazing what can be done with changing a few things. I love the new design!! Beautiful quilt, Christa and lucky son!!

  32. Jitka says:

    Hi Christa, I like how you changed this pattern and how it look like now. I also do not like removing paper, it is a good job to employ your son.

  33. Maureen says:

    Fabulous! I love paper piecing any way I can! Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away.

  34. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love the original quilt, but Christa’s version is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Maxine says:

    Your quilt is beautiful.

  36. Debra says:

    Love feathered stars and Japanese fabric. Need to try paper piecing.

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