April Flowers – Quiltmaker (March/April 2009)

The weather is warming up in the Northern Hemisphere, and my thoughts are naturally drawn to flowers. Since I by no means have a green thumb, I resort to using other means to express my love for flowers. “April Flowers” is now published in the March/April 2009 issue of Quiltmaker:

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It is a queen size bed quilt that I had completed in a week’s time! The fabrics are from April Cornell’s Portugal collection. There are more than 20 different fabrics in this quilt. Click here and here for previous posts:

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The quilting motifs on the quilt are repeats of the applique flowers in various sizes:

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Can you believe I did the quilting on this huge quite on my home machine? I say that to convince you that it is possible! : ) Speaking of possibility, having my quilts published in magazine would not have been possible had it not been for my quilting mentor Barbara who had encouraged me to try out quilting a few years ago. Every quilt that you see published is a tribute to her (Thanks, Barbara!)

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a great start to your week. I will chat with you again tomorrow.

22 thoughts on “April Flowers – Quiltmaker (March/April 2009)

  1. In a weeks time you made this beautiful quilt!? I stand amazed or sit amazed as I’m at the computer. It really looks beautiful on the bed! Have a lovely evening Wendy.

  2. Beautiful blog, quilts, flowers, baby dresses, and pictures! Your blog looks like “spring” and I’m so happy winter is almost over in my neck of the woods! I was out earlier planting a rosebush…just a few more weeks of the cold. :)

  3. It’s me again…Just wanted to let you know that my mom is having a lovely apron give-away at ladyfarmerparables dot blogspot dot com if you would like to enter the drawing! =)

  4. I have just discovered your blog thru Melissa at The Little Things in Life! She awarded me the Dishaholic Award too! Oh, I’m so glad I popped in – your quilting is amazingly beautiful! You’re fantastic! I know I will be back to see you soon.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. I am trying to find your pillow case pattern. Love your quilt! I wil be making it. Can you send me the pillow case pattern?

  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my pineapple quilt.

    I love the motifs you’ve used to quilt this quilt – I may have to try that type of design on a piece in future!

  7. I have never used so many different fabrics on a quilt! Truly beautiful! I would like to machine quilt but am not sure whether I should change the setting for the stitches. Do you have to change your machine factory set settings? :-0 I have so many UFOs in my cupboard just waiting to be quilted!! LOL

  8. This has to be my favorite quilt ever!!! I just LOVE the poka dotted fabric and the flowers!!! Your quilt is just so aesthetically pleasing!!! And So VERY cute!!! And I really like how the flowers overlap and aren’t in any geometric patterns in the middle!

  9. This is my frst visit to your blog. Congratulations on having your quilt in a magazine. That must be quite a thrill! I am a quilter too and I quilt with an regular machine too.
    Rhondi

  10. Hi. I found your blog through Rhondi because she mentioned you as a fellow quilter. I love to look at quilters’ blogs because I am a rather beginning quilter myself,
    so here I am. I must say that is a beautiful quilt . Really beautiful. I am so glad I could see it.
    Riet, The Netherlands

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