All the quilts and sewing projects you see in the various quilting magazines are done months in advance of each publication. Designers and editors are busy working to bring you seasonal projects in the latest fabrics. Work I did earlier this year is now hitting the newsstands and I finally get to see all those projects in print! Last week our mailwoman delivered 3 different publications to my door.
I am so excited to have my first quilt project, Honeycomb, featured in the Quilt Now #15 issue. You may remember seeing this quilt in my Sketchbook fabrics booth at the Spring Quilt Market. Sketchbook became available in July and you can purchase prints at your local quilt shop or online. And, now you will be able to make a quilt just like the one from my booth!
Next magazine to show up at my door was the beautiful Simply Moderne #2 by Quilt Mania. This magazine comes to us via France and is just stunning. I have two projects in this issue. Four Winds is an over-sized quilt made with Sketchbook fabrics, Squared Elements and Pure Elements all from Art Gallery Fabrics. If you are planning to make this one I just want to let you know there was a mistake in the re-writing of this project--all the dimensions for making this quilt were cut in half-yikes! So what really is a 60" square quilt is written as a 30" quilt. Quilt Mania is fantastic and will be posting corrections for this mistake in the next issue and online. If anyone is planning to make the quilt, contact me and I can get you the correct measurements and instructions or check their website.
The second project in the same Simply Moderne magazine is my Wall Pocket Organizer made from Framework Golden and Woodblock Flaxen prints from my Sketchbook fabrics collection. This is a fun and fast project. You can even add eyelets to hang tags from to label the pockets.
And last but not least, because more magazines with other projects are on their way, we have a really fun baby quilt in Modern Patchwork. This quilt also is made mostly from Sketchbook fabrics but because it is very scrappy, I have added some Gossamer fabrics, Squared Elements, Floral Elements and Pure Elements from Art Gallery Fabrics to the design. Impressionist Sunrise is a great unisex type of quilt (especially helpful when you don't know if the baby will be a boy or a girl). Isn't this the sweetest looking nursery?
Next week I will be a guest on June McCrary Jacobs Writing and Sewing blog. I "met" June during my days as an assistant editor and she is as sweet as she is knowledgeable in her field. I will be talking with June about my upcoming Quilt Market trip and newest Art Gallery Fabrics collection. Set your calendar for October 14th. But, don't worry, I will send you a post right before then with next weeks update and a reminder.