Thursday, April 23, 2015

Modern Patchwork Spring 2015

It never gets old, though it's happened hundreds of times. Having quilts published in magazines is still a thrill for me (and the quilts think it's akin to being a rock star - and they act like it, too!) The latest issue of Modern Patchwork (Spring 2015) has two of my quilts and the pictures are so lovely!

Modern Patchwork Spring 2015
Can I show them to you? First is a project I designed using one of my templates (from the EZ Double Wedding Ring set). I used the Cream and Sugar Collection from Windham Fabrics. I still have some large scraps leftover and want to use every single one. I take this little table topper on the road with me when I teach beginning free motion quilting.

Flower Power: 17" x 17"
Flower Power
The second project is a little quilt made using leftovers from my Thousand Pyramids quilt (which appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Modern Patchwork):

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: 21" x 22" from the Summer issue
I used a charm pack of 5" squares in Kona Cotton solids. I cut the stack in such a way that I got the Thousand Pyramids quilt AND usable leftovers. The leftovers became the basis for my Fractured Jewels quilt. I added a few more solids and another 1/2 yard of Kona Snow.

Fractured Jewels Quilt (37" x 29") in the CURRENT issue of Modern Patchwork
These are the basis for new workshops. In fact, I teach BOTH in an all day class for the Mid Appalachian Quilters Retreat in July. Thousand Pyramids in the morning and Fractured Jewels in the afternoon. The class sold out in the first hour of registration! Now they've opened a second day. I never could have imagined. What do you think?

I have to chuckle when I think that this "oldster" can actually make modern quilts. But, if you look at my projects, they are just traditional patterns using new fabrics (lots of solids and white, white, white).

Modern Patchwork Magazine is filled with a true variety of quilted projects: small, medium and large. Things for the bed, the wall, the table and several interesting interviews with today's popular modern quilters.

8 comments:

  1. Debby I utterly adore your Flower Power quilt. Oh my I have so many quilts I want to make and such little time...I am going to have to get creative with finding extra time to do what I want...like quilt more! I would love to make both your Flower Power and Fractured Jewels. Both are lovely though my fav is the flower power by far.

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  2. Love, love, love the colors in Fractured Jewels!

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  3. Congratulations,that`s great and more to come!!

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  4. Congratulations on being in the magazine.

    All your quilts are lovely.

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  5. Debby, congratulations on the magazine and the extra great response for the summer classes! Flower Power looks perfect for some fabric allocated for placemats for my sister. The longer I look at Fractured Jewels the more secondary and tertiary designs I see. Depending on fabric choices the possibilities are endless! Thanks as always. (janeherbst at roadrunner dot com)

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  6. I love the fabrics you have in the flower power quilt!

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  7. I love the fabrics you have in the flower power quilt!

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  8. Wonderful designs. I love the binding on Flower Power and the colors of Fractured Jewels are so great together. Thanks for sharing these. I'll have to see if I can find the magazine.

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