In the Meadow in THE QUILTER (April/May 2013)


Happy Monday, Dear Friends!  I hope you had a good weekend, and do wish you a lovely week ahead of you.  I am happy to share with you today another of my recently featured magazine quilt:  In the Meadow in The Quilter‘s April/May 2013 issue.

TQ_Sweet Home_High Res

In the following, the quilt is shown with the books on my current reading list.  I promise you quilting is not all I do, ha!


The fabrics are from RJR’s Thimbleberries Sweet Home collection.


I was reminded of the Jewels game that I used to play on the computer eons ago, so I sought to design the quilt with the feel of “jewels”.  It turned out to be a neat way to highlight the different fabrics in the collection.

jewels game

You can see the blocks close up in the following:



This design turned out to have quite a bit of negative space — perfect for any kind of background quilting.  I chose free-handed feathers – surprise!


Quilting was done tone-on-tone using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.




It was hard sometimes during the quilting process to perfectly fit a rounded feather lobe right into the geometry of a square or triangular quilting area.  So I quilted little what-nots at the end of the feather lobe to fill in the gap.  I wrote more about the what-nots here.


I hope you enjoyed visiting me today.  As always, I am tickled you choose to drop by.  Have a blessed day.

p.s.  If you have written personal emails to me in the last three weeks and hadn’t heard from me — don’t worry, your emails did reach me more than likely.  Time has evaded me the last couple of weeks.  I really felt like I was a hamster on a wheel.  You WILL hear from me when I can carve out some time to get caught up with my emails!  Meanwhile, keep those emails coming.



My 2013 lineup thus far besides “In the Meadow” – click on links for more information:

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

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats, to be posted

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome, to be posted

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

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

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

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

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

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

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  2 Wishes, to be posted

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches, to be posted

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

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


22 thoughts on “In the Meadow in THE QUILTER (April/May 2013)

  1. This is crazy, I love the jewels game as well. That’s one of my favourite games when I just need to relax. One of the reasons, I loved it so much was because of the cool colours — so making a quilt like this would have significant memories for me. I can even remember where my computer was in my home when I learned to play the game. Your design is absolutely beautiful Wendy and your choice of fabrics phenomenal! Thank you for this quilt!z

  2. Wendy, this quilt is amazing!!! You have the best eye when it comes to putting colors together!!

    I just saw that Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker was put on the shelves at my local bookstore. Maybe you could give us a little info on how you liked it. Jennifer C is one of my favorite authors!!

  3. Congratulations on having another stunning quilt pblished! Beautiful work; especially the quilting! I love your fabric combinations too! Your quilt sparkles like a box of jewels!

  4. How funny, that such a beautiful, traditional looking quilt was inspired by a computer game! Inspiration can come from the strangest places, can’t it? Another beautiful quilt, Wendy. And are those HISTORY books you’re reading? I didn’t know you were a fellow history buff! I’d love to know what you think of the books when you’re done with them.

  5. The Quilt is again beautuful! I can´t think of the pattern, but I think it is a tradional pattern, isn´t it? Can you tell us the name??

    Greeting Guilitta from Germany

  6. Not much more to say that hasn’t already been mentioned….I am so enjoying your giftedness!!! And your “slow response” explanation is duly noted! LOL! No need (ever) to respond…..get some sleep!!!! Hehe!

  7. Funny how I am not the least attracted to the Thimbleberries “Sweet Home” collection at first glance yet you have created magic with it. That’s why you’re the artist and I’m not. LOL. It never ceases to amaze me how turning blocks on point can create a totally different look to a quilt. Great job!!

  8. Another beautiful quilt, Wendy…..and I love Thimbleberries but you made this line really shine! Gorgeous quilting, as usual….that’s what really makes every one of your quilts a real “stunner”!!!


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