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Hello Friends,  I do appreciate you stopping by.  I hope you have been well, and for those of you who are in the “under the weather” category like me, I hope you will get to feeling better very soon!

A few months ago, I had posted this sneak peek of my quilt, and asked for your suggestions in naming the quilt… click here to see all the suggestions.

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The finished quilt is being featured in the current April/May 2014 issue of The Quilter.  The editorial team of The Quilter officially named the quilt Tulip Trail, and you will see the reason for the name in the following image — the fussy cut border strips.

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Here you see the quilt in its entirety.

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Tulips aside, the combination of the light taupe and cooler color palette in this quilt reminds me of a walk on the sandy beach on a cool morning.

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Tulip Trail is constructed of large blocks, 15″ x 15″ (finished) for those who like to work with large patches.  For once, I didn’t make a quilt using tiny patches, eh?  You can probably also able to tell that these blocks are fairly easy to construct.  They are — because I have intended for this quilt to actually be used. :)

Click here to purchase kits.

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Tulip Trail uses fabrics from Benartex’s Palm Springs fabric collection.  You may recall I had designed a free-to-use design for Benartex, My Cozy Sweater, shown below.  Click here for information on the free pattern download.  Click here to view the entire fabric range… you can see how the choices of fabrics alter the “feel” of the quilt design.  Tulip Trail looks cool and airy, while My Cozy Sweater looks warm, and… cozy!

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Back to Tulip Trail,  I kept the quilting scheme simple, uniform and predictable with marked quilting.  Someone recently wrote and asked what kind of markers I use.  I generally use the blue “Mark-B-Gone” washable marker.   Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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I hope you have enjoyed Tulip Trails.  You have to go to Ellen‘s blog to see her tulip pictures – real tulips!  They are incredible.

Later today, you also have to check out Benartex’s Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog here for further revelations on Tulip Trails.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a most blessed Easter weekend.  God’s blessings to you and yours.

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My 2014 lineup to date —

Editorial features:

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

Free to use patterns:

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom

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Hello Friends,  thanks so much for your get well wishes.  I am not feeling any better today, but I am hanging in there (by a thread, pun intended, ha!) Nonetheless, I am most excited to share with you my “joint venture” feature with Lynette Anderson in the latest issue of Popular Patchwork (April 2014), a UK publication!  A special thank you to Kay Harmon for constructing the quilt top so that I could jump right into quilting it.

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Lynette added the applique portion to my pieced design, and made the quilt into a really fun one!

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Here are more shots of the quilt:

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Mending Fences uses fabrics from Lynette Anderson’s Mending Fences fabrics.

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You may recall I already have two other featured quilts, both named Farm Crossing, made using fabrics from the same collection.  Click here, and here to view additional quilt photos, and for information on the magazines in which the quilts are featured.

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Now back to UK Popular Patchwork’s Mending Fences quilt… this quilt afforded me many opportunities to do some fun quilting.  The following pictures will show you what I mean.  Quilting is done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  The quilting is done totally unmarked and free-handed.

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See what I mean about the quilting being “fun”?  Can you tell I thoroughly enjoyed the quilting the quilt?

There are many things I like about this quilt, but I think what I love best is the feel of coziness that permeates throughout.

Now, I am not sure where one could buy Popular Patchwork issues in the States. If you do, please let me know!

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this quilt.  Hugs to you all.

p.s.  I am still waiting for favorable weather conditions to take pictures of my other currently featured quilts.  Stay tuned for details.

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My 2014 lineup to date:

Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom

Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up

The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

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Hello Friends!  Are you enjoying your spring, har har? :o)  It was 25 degrees when I took Miss Baby to school this morning.  I said all that to say this: I have this pile of featured quilts that have been waiting (and waiting) to be photographed, just as soon as the weather gets a bit warmer.  We have plans for a brief outing this weekend, but it’s supposed to thunderstorm etc.  So, we shall see…

Meanwhile, I want to give you a quick run down what quilts of mine are currently in print.  Many of you have written to ask to be alerted whenever my quilt(s) are featured in print so that you can purchase the magazine issues while they are still available on newsstands.  I have in the past posted about my featured quilts as soon as they became official, but I just haven’t been able to do that this winter, and I don’t want you to miss out on the newsstand issues should you be interested in any of them.

1.  Urban Oasis (Quilter’s World, Spring 2014)

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2.  Stardom (Annie’s Row Quilts, click here to purchase book)

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3.  Tulip Trail (The Quilter, April/May 2014; click here to purchase quilt kit)

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4.  All Squared Up (The Quilter, April/May 2014; click here to inquire about purchasing quilt kit)

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5.  Teething Rings (Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts, Summer 2014; click here to purchase quilt kit)

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6.  Mending Fences (UK Popular Patchwork, April 2014)

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I will be posting about these quilts individually as soon as I am able to squeeze in photo shoot sessions for them.

Meanwhile, curious mind is curious if any of these quilts caught your eye…

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Meanwhile, are you still playing Benartex’s March Madness game here?  I am happy that 3 of my quilts made the “Elite Eight Round“.  I have been walking around feeling like an elite, NOT!  Ha!  Trust me, my life as a quilt designer is no where near glamorous.  I am as normal as one comes, just doing my best to honor my Savior, and take care of my little family, and still dabble a bit in the working world.

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Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends.  I always enjoy your visits and comments.  And a BIG thank you to those of you “night owl” ladies that emailed/commented last night while I was working!!!  It was really nice being kept awake by your emails/comments. :)  Hugs to you all.

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Happy Monday, Friends!  I appreciate all your sympathy and empathy regarding my dalliances with a “temporary BFF” (click here).   The weekend came and went in just a flash!  I hope you had a good one.

I am happy to share with you my Hurry Home quilt that is featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Fons & Porter‘s Love of Quilting magazine.

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The colors of this quilt are inspired by the colors in the large print fabric used in the outer border.  This design concept might come in handy when you have a large print fabric with which you don’t know what to do — use it in the outer border, and then gather fabrics for the quilt center that have the same colors as the large print fabric.

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The fabrics are from Thimbleberries Sweet Home collection, released by RJR Fabrics.

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This quilt is designed for piecers, if you like to piece!!  I am blessed, my “piecing elf” Sherry McConnell actually pieced this quilt top for me!

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Quilting was done with my allover Jester’s Hat motif (click here, here and here to read about Jester’s Hat), using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting – my fool proof combination of thread and batting when it comes to free-motion quilting.

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This is my second Sweet Home published quilt.  You might remember seeing the following quilt, also made with fabrics from the same collection… but both quilts look totally different:

In the Meadow (The Quilter, April/May 2013)

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I hope you have enjoyed Hurry Home.  Being out and about during the winter time always makes me want to hurry home!   What makes you want to hurry home?

Have a lovely week, Dear Friends!

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My 2014 lineup:

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern:  Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

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Hello from “snowed in” country!!  We are snowed in, and Miss Baby’s school is canceled for the second day.  It’s cold and a little frightful outside post-snow, but we are warmed in the heart by just being together at the Ivory Spring household.

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I am MOST MOST MOST excited to start off my 2014 with my first ever feature in McCall’s Quilting magazine!  It’s a dream come true!!!  Without further ado, here is Spiral Squared, featured in the January/February 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting!

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As you can see, this is another one of my “gray” quilts.  But the effect of yellow and gray is such that the gray really brings out the cheeriness in the sunshiny yellow, don’t you think?

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Spiral Squared uses rectangular strips to create the spiral effect, thus the construction is relatively simple.  You may purchase the magazine issue which contains the instructions for making Spiral Squared here and here.

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The quilt uses fabrics from Benartex’s Zest collection.  The fabrics in this collection have a shiny sheen to them, and I had the most fun turning them into a quilt top!

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Oh, I would be remiss not to show you the very cool fabric I used, also from Zest, for the backing fabric.

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Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting!  The silk batting gave the large quilt a nice and soft feel, despite the fact the quilting tended toward the dense side.  Notice how the negative space is perfect for textured quilting!!!

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Since this is a two-color quilt design, I think it would look great in a number of color combinations: orange/green, black/red, brown/blue etc.  Curious mind wants to know what color combination(s) you would use…

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed Spiral Squared.  I know that some of you are attempting this quilt — so, please send me pictures of your finished quilt.  I would love to see your version.  I shall say goodbye for now… as more work awaits.  Have a blessed day, Dear Friends!

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My 2014 line-up so far:

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

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Happy Monday, Friends!  I hope you are well.   Last Friday I showed you my Urban Stars quilt that is featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Quilt Trends.  Today, I am sharing with you Enchanted Forest, the other quilt that is shown in the same magazine, but the pattern instructions are available as a free pattern download here.

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Enchanted Forest uses large rectangles to effectively feature print fabrics, and thus making the quilt top construction quick and trouble-free.

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Or, if you feel like doing a bit of applique to spice up the design, sprigs of leaves would add the visual effect!

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Here are a couple more shots of the quilt.

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If you have been visiting regularly, the fabrics used in Enchanted Forest shouldn’t been unfamiliar to you…. as I have ANOTHER magazine featured quilt also named Enchanted Forest, featured in QUILT August/September 2013.  Click here to view more picture. [Side note:   Do you remember I have also had two quilts named Farm Crossing (here and here), made with fabrics from the same collection?]

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The fabrics are from Silent Harmony by RJR Fabrics.  And you might recall I also designed a free to use pattern, Nature’s Harmony, for RJR using these same fabrics.  Click here for more information.

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So… back to the “Quilt Trends” Enchanted Forest… the quilt was quilted using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting!  You can see that I quilted “swirly” trees amidst the random vertical straight lines on the quilt top to lend to the woodland feel…

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And now, my favorite part of the quilt – the informal pseudo feathers quilted in contrasting thread on the outer border!!

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You can read about my tutorial on the pseudo informal feathers here.  I hope you will get a feeling of how relatively simple it is to quilt these pseudo feathers from the tutorial, and if you try them out, I would love to hear what you think of them!

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Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my latest Enchanted Forest quilt.  Quilt kits (quilt top and binding) are available for purchase for $44.99 from Fat Quarter Shop by clicking here.

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Have a great week, Dear Friends — but not before you tell me if you find forests enchanting in general! :)

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Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

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Hello Friends!  I hope you are well.   Today I am sharing with you my Urban Stars quilt to kick off 2014 at Ivory Spring!  Urban Stars is featured in the current issue (Winter 2014) of Quilt Trends magazine.  Quilt kit can be purchased here.

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If you remember my stint with using gray in my quilts from last year, Urban Stars is one of the “gray” quilts.  I am happy that I am now able to show you the entire quilt.

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I like the contrast between the gray and the white patches in the quilt.  I was quite surprised, but immensely pleased by the effect of using two solids together side by side.

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And the blocks are the ever popular traditional sawtooth star blocks, but taken on a “fresh” makeover with the Art Gallery fabrics I used.  The fabric collections represented in Urban Stars are Color Me Retro, Textures, Urban Mod and Pure Elements.

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The quilt was quilted with random horizontal lines across the width of the quilt, using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting.

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I like the extra perk the effect seems to have of using prints on a gray/white background in Urban Stars.  Have you had similar experiences in which you are surprised by the effect of unusual color combinations?

Thanks so much for visiting.  Things remain a bit on the hectic side at Ivory Spring.  But please know that I always appreciate hearing from you.  Have a great weekend, Dear Friends.

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My 2014 Lineup:

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

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Hi Friends!  I am most excited to share with you my happy quilt, my last magazine featured quilt from last year (2013).   It is my candy happy and scrappy quilt, thus the name Scrappy Jewels.

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Scrappy Jewels made cover of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2013) — adding to the happiness.  Click here to purchase just the digital pattern.

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The quilt design plays off the the same block, but of two different sizes, and different orientations.  Below you see the conceptual layout of the design.

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This quilt is not fabric specific, and happiness in Scrappy Jewels is achieved by using entirely Riley Blake scraps.  I have also nicknamed this my “Riley Blake Unite” quilt.  I imagine you can come up with any final look you wish by just tweaking the fabrics.   The picture below shows some of the fabrics I used, which some of you probably have as well.  Now curious mind wants to know if you have a large happy stash you need to use up.

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Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  The motif I used is a variation of one I had shared in one of my Thread Talk post here.

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[This happy quilt is quite poignant to me in that it reminds me of how our life is made of patches of happiness here and there in the midst of just the everyday and normal routine -- and in some cases intense trials and heartaches.   I have been immensely touched this past year by the life of Teresa Bartlinksi, and her family -- despite the fact that I don't them personally.  Click here to read about the family journey of the Bartlinksis.  Little Teresa didn't stay on this earth too long before she was called to her heavenly abode, and yet, she exhibited the sweetest smiles in all the pictures I have seen of her -- just like all the happy fabric patches in Scrappy Jewels.  And I consider little Teresa an absolute jewel!]

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are blessed by Scrappy Jewels, and even more so touched by the Bartlinski family.

With this post, I bring 2013 to a close at Ivory Spring!  You have been the sweetest bunch!  See you again tomorrow, I hope!

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Have you had a chance to check out my other 2013 featured projects?

Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 Calendar (Cover Quilt): Nature Walk

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewels

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival

Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction

Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers

Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space

Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (December 2013): Petals

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden

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Hello Friends, many of you have expressed wanting to see my Elephant Walk quilt, featured in the Winter 2013 issue of Quilter’s World.  So, I am more than happy to share with you about the quilt. :)

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This quilt symbolizes my little family, and is inspired by the family walks we take in the “made-believe woods” in the summer.  [Seriously, some of you will laugh me to scorn what we call "woods" here in the city, ha!]  Be that as it may, and please pay no attention to the “little elf/helper behind the curtain”…

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The quilt features chevron blocks, easily constructed using half-square-triangles…

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And strips…

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And simple appliqued elephant shapes.  You can add however many elephants you want to represent all your family members by adjusting the sizes of the elephants.

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Elephant Walk uses fabrics from Riley Blake‘s Madhuri fabric collection. As with all Riley Blake fabrics, Madhuri fabrics are simply cheerful and happy!

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I am thinking by now you just have to love the fabric I used for the binding.

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Quilting, as in construction of the entire quilt top, was done with Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting.  I am not sure if you could see it, but the quilting in my applique strip is done in sort of an ombre fashion with color changes for the quilting threads.  Can you see the transition from red to yellow to green etc?

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Here you see more quilting shots.

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The quilting in the last picture is seen more clearly on the quilt back.

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I am looking forward to the warmer days when we will be taking our walks again.

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Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed seeing Elephant Walk.  Click here if you would like to see more Riley Blake happiness.

I wish you all a very lovely week! Lord willing, I will be sharing with you tomorrow my last 2013 magazine featured quilt.

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Have you had a chance to check out my other 2013 featured projects?

Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 Calendar (Cover Quilt): Nature Walk

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewel

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival

Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction

Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers

Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space

Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (December 2013): Petals

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden

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Happy Monday, Friends.  I hope you are well!  On this fifth day of Christmas, I am happy to show you my Five Golden Rings ornament that I completed over Christmas.  Fabric for Six Geese A Laying is all prepped, and ready for me to stitch the first stitch.

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Our recap series is quickly coming to an end.  Today, I am taking us through my 2013 featured projects in Quilter’s World.

1.  New Life (Quilter’s World, February 2013)

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2.  Monkey Around (Quilter’s World, April 2013)

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3.  Garden Mist (Quilter’s World, Summer 2013)

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4.  Christmas Cheer (Quilter’s World, Autumn 2013)

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5.  Quilty Christmas Ornaments (Autumn 2013)

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6. Elephant Walk (Quilter’s World, Winter 2013), official posting on this blog pending

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7.  Garden Maze (Quilter’s World’s Quick & Easy Quilts, Spring 2013)

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8.  In & Out (Quilter’s World’s Quick & Easy Quilts, Spring 2013)

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I hope you have liked seeing these quilts again.

Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy the rest of your day.  Maybe one or two more recap posts, and I will get to posting about my residual 2013 stuff to get us started on 2014!

Till tomorrow!

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My 2013 Recap series so far…

Annie’s

Benartex

Riley Blake

RJR Fabrics

Quilting Treasures

First Time Apperances

Fons & Porter

All American Crafts (The Quilter & Quilt Trends)

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Happy Saturday, Friends!  I hope you are doing well.  It’s been a sweet Christmas for my little family, just enjoying each other.  We didn’t travel far this year, and I was able to rest up a little bit for the upcoming work year.

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For our 2013 recap today, I am sharing with you my projects featured in two of All American Crafts’ sister magazines: The Quilter & Quilt Trends.  The people at The Quilter and Quilt Trends are extra special because they very sweetly took me on and featured my designs when I was a naively inexperienced designer.

1.  Not Too Square (The Quilter, December 2012/January 2013)

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2.  In the Meadow (The Quilter, April/May 2013)

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3.  Rising Stars (The Quilter, August/September 2013, Cover Quilt)

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4.  Midnight Flurry (The Quilter, Holiday 2013)

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5.  Winter Wonderland (The Quilter, Holiday 2013)

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6.  Boxing Day (The Quilter, December 2013/January 2014)

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7.  Farm Crossing (The Quilter, December 2013/January 2014)

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8.  Tango (Quilt Trends, Winter 2013, Cover Quilt)

9.  Manhattan (Quilt Trends, Fall 2013)

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I hope you have enjoyed dropping by today.  As always, I love having you visit, and reading your comments.  I wish you a lovely rest of the weekend.  I shall catch up with you again on Monday.  Hugs to you all.

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My 2013 Recap series so far…

Annie’s

Benartex

Riley Blake

RJR Fabrics

Quilting Treasures

First Time Apperances

Fons & Porter

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Hello Friends, I am still adding ornaments to our Christmas tree!  I managed to finish stitching my 5th day of Christmas ornament (from Cat’s Whiskers 12 Days of Christmas series) while we were gone during Christmas.  I will post pictures later.  I also bought a few annuals in my “backtrack buying”, and they arrived in the mail after the 25th.

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Today, I am taking you with me down my “Fons & Porter” memory lane… you have seen most of them in my previous recap posts relating to fabric companies.  But here, you see them “magazine”-specific.

1.  Baubles, Baubles (Fons & Porter Easy Quilts, Spring 2013)

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2.  Now I know my ABC’s (Fons and Porter Love of Quilting, March/April 2013)

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3.  Curious Cats (Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, Summer 2013)

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4.  Fabrique Foursome (Fons and Porter Easy Quilts, Summer 2013)

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5.  Interlock (Fons & Porter Easy Quilts, Fall 2013)

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6.  Christmastide (Fons & Porter Easy Quilts, Winter 2013)

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7.  Scrappy Jewels (Fons & Porter Easy Quilts Winter 2013, COVER QUILT), to be officially posted on this blog

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You will see at least a couple more quilts of mine in Fons & Porter’s publications next year.

SO, back to 2013 – which is your Fons & Porter favorite from 2013?

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a restful weekend.  As for me, I will be working on a project that involves piecing diamonds this weekend.  So far so good… I am keeping my fingers crossed I won’t run into any glitches.

Hugs to you all!

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My 2013 Recap series so far…

Annie’s

Benartex

Riley Blake

RJR Fabrics

Quilting Treasures

First Time Apperances

 

 

 

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