This week brought a fun surprise on page 19 of the latest issue of Quilty magazine (Jan/Feb issue):
The second “n” was left out of my last name, but that’s me! (It’s spelled right in the URL at the bottom of the page so that’s what matters, right?!)
I had a few emails asking about the quilt I’m holding in the photo; I did show it once here on the blog, but the photos were not great (taken quickly before the quilt was gifted). Since I borrowed it back for the photo shoot, I took the opportunity to snap a few better pics…
It’s a traditional block, Chrysanthemum, in scraps of greens, border is an Erin McMorris print, and Espresso Brown solid on outer borders. Yes, it is on the list for making into a pattern for Row House Creations.
This weekend, the Des Moines MQG had a sewing day, 12 uninterrupted hours to sew… heavenly! I worked on quilting a table runner that has been pieced since JULY– it’s still not completely quilted, but I made good progress. And I made a new ironing board cover, with a simple elastic casing to hold it on:
And I just happened to find this matching pincushion on a quick run to JoAnns (could not resist!):
I’m such a fan of that Cut & Sew fabric line, it’s adorable and the colors are yummy.
One of my sewing goals for 2013 is stash reduction, and this project helped use a little of it up! So far this year, I have only bought one charm pack (Posy by Aneela Hoey) and I have used 5 yards for a quilt back that went to the longarm quilter last week, and 1.66 yards for this project (to get the length of the ironing board, with some obvious waste that went to the scrap basket).
That’s so cool about being in a magazine! That’s a really pretty quilt, too and I’d for sure be interested in the pattern. 🙂
Congratulations Doris!!! So awesome to be featured in Quilty! Love the quilt and your sewing day projects.
EeK I was SOOOO excited when I saw you were in quilty! I love that magazine anyway. I’m so glad you showed the whole quilt here–it’s beautiful! I’m with you on the Cut and Sew line–adorable. Such a cute pincushion. I’ll have to see if they have it at our Joann’s. And yes to stash reduction!! I haven’t started keeping stats but maybe that’s a good idea. It really makes you pay attention when you see it in black and white, doesn’t it! Congratulations on the oh-so-fabulous magazine spotlight!
How do you know it was the second N? This has been weighing on my mind 🙂
You’re famous! I love your pic. Shows your awesome beautiful smile!
That’s a post full of goodness! Congrats on your feature (though I’m sorry they misspelled you…) The quilt is gorgeous and definitely deserves the attention.
Your pin cushion is too cute! I love it – especially the tiny tomato to match the pin cushion on the print… The layers of thought that come through – it’s a pincushion sitting on a pincushion made of fabric showing a pincushion. Blows my mind a little bit! 🙂 lol.
Yay for you, Doris! You have so much innate talent, and it’s wonderful to know you’re being publicly recognized for it. Hope this appears in the Drake news too! Congratulations!
Congratulations on being in Quilty! You totally deserve it. I’m with you on stash reduction. That’s something I need to do more of this year. Cool quilt! I love that pattern.
I have been a bad, bad girl this year. Doris, I am so happy for you being featured in the magazine! Congrats! That is so awesome! I just love it. You look so cute. I need to go by me a copy. I love the quilt, too. I am so happy to hear you are going to make it into a pattern!
Congratulations Doris! Eager to read it. Wish I could have been at the retreat. Good luck with that stash reduction. Marny
What a beautiful quilt!!! I can see why you were featured in the magazine 🙂 What an accomplishment!!
Congrats! Your quilt is GORGEOUS!!!
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