Winter Waltz

I am excited to share with you a new quilt pattern I designed called “Winter Waltz” for McCall’s Quilting. The design was inspired by a poem I came across by Virginia Logsdon called “The Frost On My Window Pane. As an Island Batik designer I used the beautiful array of blues from the Glacier Bay collection designed by Kathy Engle.

The Frost On My Window Pane

The frost on my window pane, its
fragile beauty with warmth will wane.
Its designs are thin and swirly
some are quite “other worldly”
shapes of beautiful stars are there
softly beckoning my taken stare!
Others are shaped like various flowers
I could look for hours and hours!
It’s wonderful-beautiful and magic too
these lovely designs in soft white hue!
Designed by the master architect
I am quite mesmerized-still yet
Each masterpiece is frosty white
mystical and magical in crystallized light!
Each designed intricately by the unseen hand of
the master painter of each and every land!
As each design forms and crystallizes,
my taken stare it mesmerizes!

Detail of Winter Waltz

The background fabric used to make this quilt is Egg White from Island Batik’s basic foundations. The quilt finishes to 51″ x 51″. It can be used as a Winter wall hanging quilt or a warm, cozy quilt to snuggle up in on a cold winter’s day.

51″ x 51″

The Block

The foundation paper-pieced blocks finish to 12 inches square and are set on-point to create snow flakes falling in a snow storm of white.

The pattern for this quilt is available in the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2021

This beautiful foundation paper pieced pattern can be downloaded as a PDF from Quilting Daily

The Glacier Bay Collection

The Glacier Bay Collection is a wonderful grouping of light, medium, and dark tone-on tone batik fabrics. The collection will be arriving soon your local quilt shops and is also available for ordering online.

I hope you like “Winter Waltz”.

Leave me a comment and you will be entered in a drawing to receive a complementary issue of the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2021 issue.

Deadline to enter for the drawing will be September 30th at Noon Central Time.

Happy Quilting!


  1. It’s a beautiful pattern!

  2. That is a truly beautiful pattern, Carol! And my favorites are blue & white quilts

  3. That is really beautiful, Carol.

  4. It’s a beautiful quilt. I like the blue and white being the only colors in this quilt.

  5. Gorgeous!

  6. lovely pattern and lovely cool colors

  7. This is a beautiful quilt Carol! I love the design and the gorgeous blues! Great job-I’m happy for you!!

  8. I absolutely love this quilt. Blues and whites are so pleasant and the design is spectacular!

  9. Beautiful quilt and I love the fabrics in this collection!,

  10. Lovely. Just saw a quilt sample of razz something yesterday in Hutchinson MN yesterday. It was awesome too.

  11. Carol I have to congratulate you on the publication, but more importantly on such a stunning quilt! I could hear the strain of a waltz being played as I enjoyed looking at your beautiful quilt. I could imagine cuddling up with this beauty as the snow falls outside. It’s coming sooner than we realize this year I think. ?

  12. This is beautiful! Congratulations Carol!

  13. Carol, Winter Waltz is absolutely stunning! It has so much movement and sparkle.

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