I don't think anything in this particular issue is going on my quilting to-do list. It was a little disappointing. But I'll provide a glimpse of the contents here. We don't all like all the same things and you may see something here that captures your interest. (Note, these are just a few of the projecs in this issue which also comes with a CD with six additional small projects - hence the reason for the polybag.)
First up is Cadeaux de Noel (Christmas present in French), a roughly twin bed size quilt. I rather like this block and the multiple border treatment, but am not drawn to the red background. This was designed by Susan Guzman, a frequent McCall's Quilting contributor.
Next is Woolen Welcome, from Deirdre Bond-Abel. It introduces a reverse applique technique with wool on quilting cotton to make a 27" wall hanging.
This is Pinwheel Pines, a woodsy looking throw quilt designed by JoBeth Simons. This would make a good scrap/stash quilt and could be done in many other color palettes.
I rather like these holly leaf appliqued placemats, designed by Laurie Tigner. They are machine appliqued and this section includes directions for the placemats as well as a table runner and hot pad. Again, a good scrap/stash project.
My Signature Color:Red is one of the cover quilts. The scrappy design, by Lynn Lister (another frequent contributor) makes a generous throw quilt. Of course, this could be done in colors other than red if your signature color is blue, or purple, or...
Crowning Touch makes a 50" square quilt, shown in the photo across a kitchen counter. It is a novel use of HSTs and I like the border. This project was designed by Cathy Wierzbicki.
Like I said above, there are some additional projects in this issue. Additionally, the ads and tips columns can be as interesting as the main features.