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.
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.
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!
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