Nestlings in THE QUILTER (April/May 2011)

Break out your scrap stash if you want to make my Nestlings project!

You may remember this is the version 2 of my Spring Song quilt that had appeared at the Houston Quilt Market last year.  I was tasked with tweaking the original Spring Song design for a small wallhanging that can also double as a door banner.  Thus my Nestlings, finishes at 17″ x 21″.

I had used Benartex’s Forever Spring by Nancy Halverson, but this project was designed with scraps in mind!  And… I am in love with these little nestlings!

Quilting was done with YLI Silk 100 over Hobbs Tuscany Wool Batt.  Totally free-motion quilting with unmarked motifs.  There are swirls and feathers and pearly circles all mixed in together.

Pattern instructions are in the upcoming April/May 2011 issue of The Quilter magazine.  Magazine should be hitting newsstands in early March.  Keep your eyes peeled for that issue to come out.  Lots of great projects in there, including two additional quilts of mine.  With so many beautiful spring project patterns out there, it’s going to be a busy spring for some quilters.  I am sure of it! :)

This little wallhanging is going up on the wall as a reminder what’s in store for us in the spring!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day, you all!

SPRING SONG in Fall Quilt Market

The super nice folks at Benartex sent me a picture of my SPRING SONG quilt displayed at their booth during the Fall Quilt Market. You can see in the background and foreground other projects made with Nancy Halverson’s Forever Spring fabrics by Benartex – the same ones I used to make Spring Song.  Wouldn’t you like to be the one for making the booth happen playing with all the props and accessories?

The picture also came with this super nice little note: “… your Forever Spring quilt was a HUGE hit. We got many complements about it.” I am by no means a big fish in the HUGE world of quilting (I am of amoeba grade in ranks), and my little Spring Song was one of thousands that were displayed at Quilt Market last weekend. But I am more than pleased that there were people that liked it! It made me feel like I did do something right. :)

Spring Song is tentatively going through some changes for Version 2 for a possible feature in a magazine. More details to come if that’s indeed the case. Gotta run – I am under the gun to get my current project OUT asap. Later!