Christmastide in FONS & PORTER’S EASY QUILTS (Winter 2013)

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Hello Friends, I have been waiting for my Christmastide table topper, featured in Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts Winter 2013, to return to me from the editor.  Christmastide will be my second last Christmas project I am sharing with you for 2013.

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This table topper uses the concept of adding fabrics to a single block to make a full quilt, making the block the focus of one’s visual attention.

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The fabrics I used for the project are from RJR‘s Claridge Manor.  The elegant foliage and berry print fabrics are my favorites.

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Quilting is done free-motion using Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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Here you see the quilting motif in the quilt center, front and back.

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You can purchase the magazine issue here, or here.

You can purchase the digital pattern here.

You can purchase the quilt kit here.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed your Christmastide season.  Have a lovely week ahead.

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Have you had a chance to check out my other 2013 featured projects?

Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork & Quilting 2014 Calendar (Cover Quilt): Nature Walk

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

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Persian Rug

Annie’s Fat Quarter Shuffle (October 2013): Starry Dance

Australian Quilters Companion (November 2013, Cover Quilt): Farm Crossing

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

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Scrappy Jewel

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

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilt Trends (Fall 2013): Manhattan

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

Quilter’s World (Winter 2013): Elephant Walk

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

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

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

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

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Midnight Flurry

The Quilter (Holiday 2013): Winter Wonderland

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day

The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing

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

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Benartex (August 2013): The Gallery using Floral Philosophy

Benartex (November 2013): Movement in Squares using Op Art Reflections

Benartex (November 2013): Princess Aiko using Cherry Blossom Festival

Benartex (November 2013): A Midtown Story using City Construction

Benartex (November 2013): It’s Electrifying using Electric Feathers

Benartex (November 2013): Space Odyssey using I Want My Space

Benartex (November 2013): To Eternity and Beyond using I Want My Space

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (September 2013): Country Stars/Mending Fences

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Moonflower

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (October 2013): Tutu Cute

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (December 2013): Petals

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Apple Jacks/Quilters Garden

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (November 2013): Towne Square/Quilters Garden

Rising Stars, COVER QUILT, in THE QUILTER (August/September 2013)

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Hi Friends, I am really excited to share about my Rising Stars quilt making the cover of The Quilter‘s August/September 2013 issue.  I do apologize ahead of time for the pictures being a little dark.  We have had many an overcast day of late for me to have a good photo shoot.

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I used the traditional Sawtooth Star block and its variations in the design.  It was fun playing with the placement of the blocks to come up with the final layout.

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And of course, you might recall the fabrics I used for Rising Stars are the muted and more romantic colorway of RJR‘s Claridge Manor collection.  I had asked you which colorway had grabbed your attention in this post.

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With all the white in the design, you could probably guess how I would quilt it… Quilting was done with Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  I used a beige thread to quilt on the white area.

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Here you can see what the back of the quilt looks like.

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For those who are in love with the other colorway, I have got you covered, somehwat.  I am showing you the design in the other colorway.  The only thing I regret is that due to severe time constraint, I am not able to calculate the yardages for you.

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I hope you have enjoyed the second of my three quilts made with RJR’s Claridge Manor.  If you have missed the first one, you may click here for more information.

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs to you all.

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Have you checked out my other 2013 featured projects?

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

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody

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

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock

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

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play

QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest

QUILT (October/November 2013): Rise & Shine

Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer

Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments

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

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

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

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

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

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

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet

Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis 

Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013):  Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013):  Rooster Royale

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony

RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas

Christmas-tide: Sneak Peek

Hello Friends, how was your weekend?  I hope you had a lovely one.  I managed to finish my Christmas-tide quilt over the weekend.  Here is a sneak peek for you:

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Miss Baby and I had the following conversation about the quilt…

Miss Baby:  Mom, is this a Christmas quilt?

Me:  Yes, it is.  See the berries?

Miss Baby:  But Mom, it is not Christmas yet!

Exactly what I thought.  Working on Christmas projects in the summertime always messes up my brain!  My husband saw the quilt a couple of hours later, and he asked, “Is this a Christmas quilt?”  Ha – apparently, this working on Christmas projects during the summer get-up play funny tricks on the rest of my family too! :)

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

A Tale of Two Colorways

Hello Friends, you saw these fabrics I posted last week.  Many of you liked that top fabric, as I do…

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I have been working with fabrics from the same collection, but in a different colorway.  Notice the top fabric is in the same print, but colored differently.

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Which berry and vine print fabric do you like better – the green/red or the blue/burgundy?

These fabrics are from RJR’s Claridge Manor collection, shipping to quilt shops near you in April 2013!  Click here to view the full range of fabrics.

Thanks for stopping by.  Stay tuned for sneaky peaks of my quilt using the blue colorway fabrics.  Hugs to you all.