Thanks to Quiltmania and Simply Moderne I've got TWO patterns to share with you this summer! I love getting my issues in the mail because they provide so much color and pattern and inspiration. I couldn't be more pleased than to have my quilts included with their creative images.
Simply Moderne is showing Constance in Issue 21. The fabric line used here is Abby Rose, currently in quilt shops, and focuses on selecting 4 color families that are grouped with a main print, stripes and stars. Since I like having a large focal print of flowers, I used my cabbage roses and selected the Tangerine, Green, Pink and Midnight colorways. I recently saw Anna Dineen @mywanderingpath on IG do this pattern in patriotic fabrics. It is a good opportunity to give those big and bold prints a place of honor and attention! Danica Willeg worked on piecing this and it was longarmed by Marion Bott.
And another Abby Rose quilt made it into Quiltmania! My Little Bird Song is a wall sized quilt which is great for using scraps or leftover bits. This is made with traditional patchwork piecing from rectangles, squares and half square triangles and its diagrammed out for arrangement. I pieced and quilted this one. I did freemotion quilting on my domestic machine by adding more leaf shapes into the negative background spaces. This is in Issue 138.
The magazines travel to shows to show you the latest in the quilting world. During this unusual time of the pandemic, we've had numerous shows canceled or delayed. I appreciate the connections we have through the internet and social media but it is a unique experience to go to shows like these and be in person with other quilters. There is a vibrant energy and it fills the soul with creative ideas. I was fortunate to go to Quiltcon in February, back when we still were hugging and laughing out loud. I was thrilled to see Carol Veillon, the founder and Executive Director of Quiltmania. It was a surprise to me that my Beanstalk quilt had been selected for the COVER of the Simply Moderne Issue 20! What a fantastic surprise! We are pictured here with Lissa Alexander from Moda Fabrics. What wonderful people!
Beanstalk uses my Painted Meadow line of coneflower fabric from Moda Fabrics. The curved leaves are a great way to get comfortable with curved piecing- its only a quarter circle! I pieced this quilt and it was longarmed by Marion Bott with a beautiful Sand Dollar pantograph. I can't wait to try this one in Thatched Basics and a version in string quilt blocks. Quiltmania has supplied these lovely photos and I hope you can pick up one of the issues on your news stand. They can also be ordered directly from Quiltmania at their website https://www.quiltmania-inc.us/ or www.quiltmania.com
You should be able to order any of these three currently.
Grab a cup of tea and take a moment to yourself to enjoy stitch and color and quilts!
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