Hurry Home in FONS & PORTER’S LOVE OF QUILTING (January/February 2014)

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Happy Monday, Friends!  I appreciate all your sympathy and empathy regarding my dalliances with a “temporary BFF” (click here).   The weekend came and went in just a flash!  I hope you had a good one.

I am happy to share with you my Hurry Home quilt that is featured in the January/February 2014 issue of Fons & Porter‘s Love of Quilting magazine.

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The colors of this quilt are inspired by the colors in the large print fabric used in the outer border.  This design concept might come in handy when you have a large print fabric with which you don’t know what to do — use it in the outer border, and then gather fabrics for the quilt center that have the same colors as the large print fabric.

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The fabrics are from Thimbleberries Sweet Home collection, released by RJR Fabrics.

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This quilt is designed for piecers, if you like to piece!!  I am blessed, my “piecing elf” Sherry McConnell actually pieced this quilt top for me!

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Quilting was done with my allover Jester’s Hat motif (click here, here and here to read about Jester’s Hat), using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting – my fool proof combination of thread and batting when it comes to free-motion quilting.

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This is my second Sweet Home published quilt.  You might remember seeing the following quilt, also made with fabrics from the same collection… but both quilts look totally different:

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

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I hope you have enjoyed Hurry Home.  Being out and about during the winter time always makes me want to hurry home!   What makes you want to hurry home?

Have a lovely week, Dear Friends!

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My 2014 lineup:

Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home

McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest

Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars

Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis

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

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

January Free Pattern: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern:  Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January Free Pattern: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex