As much as I love seeing my projects in magazines, it's even more fun when they make it to the cover! A quilt I made last Summer is now on the cover of the Spring 2009 edition of Quilts and More. How cool is that?
The inside shot on the white bed looks fabulous. I want a white bed now! Jill Mead, the editor of Quilts and More chose it for the magazine because it's a beginner quilt that looks harder than it is. The entire quilt is constructed from half-square triangles. The way they're pieced together makes them look like diamonds ... but without the hassle of set in seams.
The fabric is Pretty Paisley designed by Terry Atkinson and Liz Lois for Red Rooster Fabrics. Red Rooster has done a third printing of this fabric and I'm able to get more because of that. Want a kit? Call and reserve yours because there will be a limited supply of them available. Of course, we have the magazines at the Cottage and you can visit the quilt in person if you wish, too!
Jill asked me to do a color option for the magazine, too. For this she chose Butterfly Fling by Me and My Sister for Moda. It's a smaller version ... great snuggle quilt for a toddler ... and those cute cute colors make it totally adorable. I think this one will be tucked away for maybe a little granddaughter some day! (You boys listening???)
But ... if one covers good ... two are better, right? My little muffin top pincushion made it to the cover of Bags, Pillows and Pincushions by American Patchwork, too! How fun is that? I haven't had any covers since the late 1900's, when I enjoyed a run of projects on the cover of a variety of Better Homes and Gardens magazines. Two in a month is pretty wild in my book!
Both pincushions are under the title of Wool and Whimsy in this bookazine. It'll be out in a few weeks ... my wool dyers are firing up the kettles so I'll have more handdyed wool to make kits for these two. And remember my stacked pincushions from last year ... they're inside the pages as well. Oh ... and if you missed the free Shop Hopper pattern we gave away at the Minnesota State Fair last year ... the one from Sherri Falls of This and That pattern company ... you'll find that in this publication, too! I love that bag.
After a long and dismal Winter, it sure is great having something new and fresh to look at. Makes it seem like Spring isn't too far away!