Fifteen minutes

This week brought a fun surprise on page 19 of the latest issue of Quilty magazine (Jan/Feb issue):

Quilty magazine 1

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…

Chrysanthemum Quilt


Chrysanthemum Quilt 2

Chrysanthemum Quilt Detail 2

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:

Ironing Board Cover Elastic Cut & Sew Fabric

And I just happened to find this matching pincushion on a quick run to JoAnns (could not resist!):

Ironing Board and Chair Pincushion Cut & Sew fabric

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).

Stash Stats year-to-date:

Acquired — .75 yards

Used — 6.66 yards

-5.91 yards


13 thoughts on “Fifteen minutes

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. Pingback: Mums for Melissa – Our Chrysanthemum quilt pattern is HERE! | row house creations

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