Hello Friends! I hope you are well. I have SO enjoyed the comments you left on yesterday’s post. Your Christmas traditions and memories are precious! I am planning to have a couple more posts where we all can share about our Christmas sentiments before Christmas is actually here.
Today, I am sharing with you my Needles and Pins quilt that is featured in the latest issue (No. 76) of Australian Quilters Companion. I am in love with the following styled shot of the quilt that is shown in the magazine spread.
photo credit: Australian Quilters Companion
This quilt is for all the nine-patch-ers out there! :) I used the double patch blocks to frame a framed modified nine-patch block. So, if you like chain-piecing or making nine-patch blocks, I think you will have fun with this project.
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Lynette’s fabrics are always filled with fun little details. So, in order to fit as many fabrics as I could in the quilt, I finished off the design with a pieced outer border.
I quilted an allover swirly vine in the quilt center, and finished off with an informal feather in the outer border. It might be hard to see, but I actually used a really nice soft blue Aurifil Mako 50 thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting.
I hope you have enjoyed Needles and Pins. This was a relaxing quilt to make. I had made it right before Spring Quilt Market earlier this year, after I turned in all the projects for my book Creative New Quilts & Projects from Precuts or Stash. It’s always thrilling to me to have something featured in Australian Quilters Companion. I am excited to have a couple more projects scheduled for feature next year in the same publication. [Click here in case you are interested in the other quilt in the following picture.]
Thank you for stopping by! You ladies are so dear to me. Hugs to you all.
My 2015 Line-up
Note: You may click here for the exhaustive list of my published work.
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar: In Your Corner
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 73): Over The Fence
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 76): Needles and Pins
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2015): All In Knots (Cover Quilt)
Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Snowbirds
Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly (December 2015): Painted Snowball
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2015): Cozy Town
McCall’s Quilting (September/October 2015): Twilight Trellis
McCall’s Quick Quilts (December 2015/January 2016): Rows of Roses
Quilters Newsletter (October/November 2015): Sherry’s Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilter’s World (Winter 2015): Square Dance
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)
February: Farmville using Green Farms (Benartex)
February: Zoey’s Flowerbed using Zoey (Benartex)
March: Ariel (Quilting Treasures)
April: Yuki (Hoffman Fabrics)
April: Bonjour (Quilting Treasures)
August: Chelsea (Quilting Treasures)
September: Charlotte (Quilting Treasures)
September: Sassy (Quilting Treasures)
October: Devon (Quilting Treasures)
November: Jenny Jane (Hoffman Fabrics)
November: Our Father (Quilting Treasures)