Attention to Detail in American Patchwork & Quilting (June 2011)

Quite a few of you have written to tell me you saw my Attention to Detail table runner in the current (June 2011) issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.  Some wondered why I hadn’t posted about it on the blog.

Well, the reason is that my little tablerunner is late returning to me.  It  had tagged along American Patchwork & Quilting staff and done some traveling to quilt guild meeting(s?) since the publish of the magazine.

It’s back with me now!  Got it yesterday.  Being featured in American Patchwork & Quilting is another first for me.  So I am super excited about it.

You can see the applique is poofed up from being quilted over Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting.  For the actual quilting, I used YLI 100 silk instead of my usual Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton to give the overall quilting a finer look.  The fabrics are a combination of Anything but the Kitchen Sink, Jinny Beyer Palette, and Pindots – all by RJR.

Taking a little detour here… These butter leaf cookies are the STUFF!  I had picked up a box of the cookies at the store because they were on sale.  Now, I wish I had picked up ten boxes instead of one.  They taste a lot like the Danish cookies I used to love when I was a child, except they are much richer !!!

Back to quilting, the magazine showed my quilting schematic on one of the pages.  Take a look for ideas if you have trouble deciding what to quilt on a block like the one featured in the project.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a lovely day.  Now for the very serious question of the day:  Are you a fan of those Danish cookies I talked about?

Autumn Panels: Sneak Peeks

I spent the last few days working with these fabrics…. many are from RJR’s new 30’s Everything but the Kitchen Sink collection. Take a look at the fabrics here:

I added to the fabrics a few scraps from my own stash, and came up with this quilt:

It is the first of a few special projects I am doing for a publishing company. More details about these projects when the time gets closer.

Can you see the quilting motif I did on the blocks? The quilting motif was an applique motif I used for my Roslynn quilt from way back when… the moral of the story is, when you are scratching your heard trying to come up with a quilt motif, you might try looking through some applique motifs for some ideas. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Off to my next quilt – all I can say is it is a girly sweet one! Meanwhile, have a lovely autumny day!

Spring Clusters: Final Sneak Peeks

I shipped off my Spring Clusters project to American Patchwork & Quilting, yay!  If all things go well, the project should be featured in their spring 2011 issue!

The fabrics are a combination of Jinny Beyer’s Palette, Anything but the kitchen sink, and Pin Dots by RJR Fabrics:

Upon completion of my recent projects, I have been taking care of some paperwork for upcoming quilts.   I can, however, hear the next project calling my name – so, I am going to fly!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!