I had my first successful trans-Atlantic venture! Pieceful Garden is out in the March 2010 Issue of Popular Patchwork. I am so excited!! I hope this is a sign of many more successful ventures in the future. Popular Patchwork magazines are definitely available at your local Barnes and Noble bookstores. Grab your copy today!
Pieceful Garden appeared two years ago in The Quilter. I hope it will now also be a delightful project for quilters in the UK:
Some closeups of the quilting — done with YLI silk over Hobbs Tuscany Wool batt (or wadding for the UK quilters). The quilting was all done free-hand without any prior marking:
A bird’s eye view of the quilting on the back of the quilt:
The back of the quilt illuminated by a table lamp:
The “secret weapon” I use for all my quilting is revealed:
Being published in the UK has been such a milestone for me. As with all my published quilts, this is another tribute to my quilting teacher, Barbara. Without her, I would not have even known the quilting bug had been lying dormant within me all these years. :) I also want to thank Jane, Popular Patchwork’s editor for affording me the opportunity to publish in her magazine.
This is also a great time for me to thank my great friends at Rogers Sewing Center. Dan Adams and Rhonda Guinn have been remarkably supportive in my endeavors. My machine practically SINGS after each “spa visit” to the Sewing Center! :) Sewing ladies — do drop by your dealers’ and say hi to those who take care of your machines if you get a chance! Better yet, if you are ever in the vicinity of Northwest Arkansas, stop by Rogers Sewing Center and tell them I have sent you! :)
Click on the pictures below for some scrap projects I have done with the fabrics that went into Pieceful Garden:
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I wish you splendid start to a new week!