Americana Florals in THE QUILTER’s January 2011


Happy Monday, Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to another new week! I received my copy of The Quilter (Jan 2011) last week. Yes, it’s Jan 2011! January 2011 means Miss Baby will be two, and that I will be yet another year more mature! :)


Many of you had said kind words on my Americana Florals quilt — now you get to see the bigger picture. I really like this quilt because of the “Old World” look.



The fabrics are from Benartex‘s Americana Collection. Check out their other colorways – they are breathtaking!


I quilted around the applique shapes. Because I used Hobbs‘ Tuscany Wool Batt, the applique ended having a nice little POOF! The heart buttons really made my roses special, I think!


I quilted what I called “heart blossoms” in between the appliqued Kansas Roses using a pale blue thread (Aurifil Mako Cotton 50) a add a bit of subtlety to the quilt. If you are a regular, you know I often use Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 to quilt my quilts.


The following are the two other colorways I cooked up using the other fabrics in the collection:


Don’t feel like making 12 of the applique blocks as shown in the quilt diagram? Why not just make two, and frame them with scraps for a couple of throw pillows? Don’t you just love all the endless possibilities in quilting?


Quakertown Quilts is carrying kits for this quilt. The last I checked, they haven’t included the Jan 2011 kits from The Quilter on their website. You might call or wait a few days to check their website again.

Thanks for stopping by. It’s going to be another challenging week for me. Do think of and pray for me!

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24 thoughts on “Americana Florals in THE QUILTER’s January 2011

  1. Lovely Quilt. I need so to start working on mine. I guess I will set aside a couple hours a day to finish them.
    congrats on the soon to be two.
    Happy Blue Monday to you, I’m #39 on the link list.

  2. This is a gorgeous quilt and I want to make it NOW LOL. I went to four stores this morning and could not fine the Quilter issue. I guess I will have to wait till it comes to Canada. Love the quilting on it to just gorgeous. Bunny

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