Posts Tagged ‘McCalls Monday’

McCall’s Monday — Transfer Designs for Basket Motifs

No. 169 – Transfer Design for Basket Motifs. Blue. Price 25¢.
These little basket motifs are lovely embroidered in delicate colors on finger tip towels, scarves, pincushions and other boudoir accessories. You’ll want to use them on children’s bibs, rompers and dresses, too, as well as on tray cloths. Two of the designs are for cross-stitch; the others are done in outline, satin stitch, chain stitch and such simple stitches. 20 baskets included in the pattern, all about 2 inches high.




McCall’s Monday — Appliqué Animal Designs

I was so pleased to see this pattern in my catalog, because I was able to identify 15 vintage quilt blocks I had purchased in this pattern.  Later I found the original pattern, so for this McCall’s Monday I’m able to provide scans of the actual transfers. The pattern instructions from the envelope back are located here.
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The quilt I made with my vintage blocks was one of my earliest posts back in January of 2009.

“I bought these cute vintage applique blocks on ebay. Because the blocks were small, I used some old scraps to make a crazy border around each block to enlarge them — also I thought this would look better since two of the animal blocks would be in the corners. The alternate blocks are also vintage scraps stitched to a muslin foundation. My Bernina 1000 is a mechanical machine that works perfectly well, but it only has a few stitches and blanket stitch is not one of them. I know blanket stitch would have looked much better, but I’m not buying a new sewing machine just for that. I’ve done this type of crazy pattern before, and it’s lots of fun and a good way to use up small scraps. I added an embroidered outline to the animals (to make them stand out a little more) and quilted the top with 2 strands of black DMC which I thought would show up more than quilting thread and would also match the rest of the quilt. This was the first time I tried using embroidery thread for quilting and it was easier than I thought. Just for fun, I made a sort of crazy binding.”






McCall’s Monday — Scottie Motifs

In my catalog the illustrations at the top of the page with two scotties is not as detailed and the single illustration below, so I decided to scan the larger image and use Photoshop to try and duplicate the cape and pipe scottie.  I hope they are clear enough to print and trace a pattern (click images to enlarge).