Jay McCarroll

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to have Jay McCarroll as a speaker last week. Jay couldn’t have been nicer, answering a ton of questions about his creative process, his fabric lines, and of course Project Runway. He brought along a number of projects made with his new line of quilting fabric, ‘Habitat’.
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG

The reupholstered chairs that Jay brought along were my favorite.
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG

This quilt, made with my favorite colorway in the ‘Habitat’ line, was made by the talented staff at Spool in Philadelphia.
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG

These pillows are a great way to use small pieces to make a big statement.
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG

For those of you who are admiring Jay’s necklaces, he made them! He kindly let me take a close up of the pendant. Just gorgeous!
Jay McCarroll Visits the PMQG

Jay was also at our meeting to launch a challenge using his fabric. It’s a quick turnaround — only two weeks to design and submit. Free Spirit generously donated fabric for us to use. By the luck of the draw, I selected the colorway that I like the best, in blues, yellows, and peach. I’m really excited to get started on a block. I have a few ideas rattling around… look for a future post with my block ideas.

Many thanks to Jay for coming to our meeting! He’s a funny, down to earth guy, and it was a pleasure to hear him speak.

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