Carol Steely of FunThreads Designs was recently featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine.

Carol says, “Several times a year I like to shrink my scrap bins by creating quilts that will be donated to charity. Specifically our guild’s Bright Hopes and the online Hands2Help charities. When I dig into my scrap bins I always seem to end up creating rainbow or heart themed quilts. Rainbow colors make such happy quilts and hearts are just a wonderful image.

For this quilt I was playing with the EQ7 wreath maker tool. I’ve posted a wreath maker tutorial on my blog.

photo by McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine

My original idea was to make each heart ring a color wheel. But, I had so much fun auditioning color choices that I ended up going in a totally different direction. I decided to make each block in a different color way instead. Then I tried shifting the center circle color back one block. Wow, it gave the quilt so much character and movement. I’m a very visual person and I love how fast and easy EQ makes the quilt design process.”

The quilt is so happy and fun! Congratulations to Carol for being featured!