Yay! It’s out there in stores now! Quilts and More, one of my all-time favorite magazines includes one of my quilt designs for this, the Summer 2019 issue. They sell fast, so be sure to get your soon. So, why is this one of my favorites? There is a huge variety of quilt projects, including bags, pillows, table runners as well as fun quilts in all sizes.
You know, I DO love a project! So the crafty inspiration really gives me a boost. I actually try to make at least one thing from every magazine I bring home, or at least use the inspiration for a new design of my own.
There is no getting over your project being chosen for the cover of a magazine! Thank you so much editors, publishers, photographers and designers of Quilts and More for choosing my quilt, Summer Block Party!!!! In stores now, the Summer 2018 edition is filled with fun projects, I want to make so many! I absolutely LOVE the quality of photography, design, lighting, etc that shows all the details, and of course the instruction and bonus material makes it so easy to use….more on that later! All People Quilt is where it’s at!
So, the fog hung around for a long time this morning, and gave me the opportunity to do some picture-taking of my last project! It’s still in the “secret sewing” collection, even though it is finished! But here’s a snippet of a shot I took, and with a couple photo-bombing! They seemed to like the action but were a little too shy to get any closer. Hopefully I can share the full quilt with you soon, but in the meantime; shout out to Cynthia Brunz of Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework for the great quilting!
I’m excited to do some Blog Hop Show and Tell today! It’s finally my turn to reveal the project I made using Happy Hour Stitches Lindsay Mayland’s free Charming Mini Pattern! As you can see, I made a little doll quilt for Stella, (a charming mini herself) and she is delighted! Didn’t that work out well? 🙂
I used a couple bundles of Moda Mini Charms; Lydia Nelson’s “Darling little Dickens” which has sweet little animal faces and characters, and Sherri & Chelsi’s “Bright Sun” for added contrast. I also wanted to make the quilt just a little wider, adding a half-drop block to alternating ends of each row. This also staggered the seam allowances, so there were no seams to match as I was sewing the rows together. BONUS!!
The half-drop blocks were the perfect size to show off these bunnies from Elizabeth Hartman’s “Paintbox Basics” in a few different color-ways.
Obviously this is a very versatile pattern, and I know you will want to check out the other participant’s projects:
I’m participating in a Blog Hop that is starting today! My friend Lindsay Mayland of Happy Hour Stitches has organized the hop to last just this week and featuring a different designer each day. SO, I wanted to give you a heads-up to check out the other blogs and designers all week long! We have each made a project with a free downloadable pattern Lindsay has available. It will be fun to see everyone’s interpretation and fabric collection, using mini charms! And just as a tease, I’ll start the day off with a cute pick of a three-year-old tucking in her baby!
So excited to share with you my latest piece in publication! Quilts and More never disappoints, and once again the Summer 2016 issue is filled with fun projects, including mine (page 39!!)!! I will definitely make this quilt again, as it was so enjoyable to work on, and it is even finished with big-stitch hand quilting. The fabrics are mostly from a collection by designer Violet Craft, with a contrast red-orange by Denise Schmidt. Hope you will love it too!
This is my most popular class pattern of all time. Most guilds will choose it because it looks complex, but is simple enough to finish in a day-long class. Originally it was designed as a baby quilt, but I’ve also used it for a throw and a wall hanging. It finishes at 40″ x 50″ and takes mostly 1/4 yard and 1/2 yard cuts of fabric. It really is a fun quilt to sew together, and can easily be that last minute gift you pull from your stash. You can cut and sew it together in 4 hours!
Use the Craftsy icon in the left column to get to my Craftsy Pattern Shop. You will make this quilt over and over! The name says it all, you will finish this one in a New York Minute!