Farm Crossing in THE QUILTER (December 2013/January 2014)

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Hello Friends, you have seen my Farm Crossing “version 1” that made cover quilt in the latest Australian Quilters Companion issue (#64).  Click here if you aren’t sure what I am talking about.  Today, I am sharing with you my Farm Crossing “version 2”.  It’s funny how sometimes my quilts, though different, end up being named the same names at the editorial level.

Farm Crossing “version 2” is featured in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of The Quilter magazine.  So, version 1 will now be called my “Australian Farm”, and version 2 my “American Farm”.  Below, you see the photo of “American Farm”.

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Both my Farms, Australian and American, used fabrics from the same fabric line – Lynette Anderson‘s Mending Fences, released by Lecien.  As I had said, my adventures with Lynette Anderson just keep on happening!

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With the quilt fabrics being from Mending Fences, I just had to take American Farm to a place with lots of fences for the photo shoot.

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American Farm focuses on simple blocks – but colored differently to create a soothing and harmonious visual effect.  You like the “orderly plots” I have in my farm?

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I crosshatch-quilted the quilt center using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscnay silk batting.  I like the look of simplicity from crosshatching the farm-themed quilt.

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I borrowed the cute little flower idea on the border fabric to quilt something similar on the border.  Can you sort of tell I used a light pink thread?

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If you like the quilt, you will be happy to know that the pattern is offered as a free download on The Quilter’s website.  Click here to download the complete quilt instructions.  Click here to purchase fabrics.

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This post concludes my Mending Fences project series.  We started off with Country Stars, the free to use pattern.  Click here for more information.

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And yesterday I shared with your my “Australian Farm” quilt, featured in Australian Quilters Companion.  Click here for more information.

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You know how mothers often marvel at how different their children are from one another.  That’s exactly how I feel about these three Mending Fences quilts.  Each is different even though each features fabrics from the same fabric line, and I love each of them!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now curious mind wants to know if you grew up on a farm.  I have always found country/farm living fascinating – especially after reading Enid Blyton’s farm stories as a kid.

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Have you checked out my 2013 roll call?

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 Easy Quilts (Winter 2013): Christmastide

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

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

Boxing Day in THE QUILTER (December 2013/January 2014)

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Hello Friends!  I hope you are well.  I am happy to share with you another magazine featured Christmas quilt today.  As I look back, I find it interesting I didn’t make any fall projects this year, but I sure made quite a few Christmas quilts.  So, without further ado, here is Boxing Day, feature in the December 2013/January 2014 issue of The Quilter magazine.

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The design made use of the “box” concept, and is made of “boxy” blocks — thus the quilt name Boxing Day!

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Simple pieced blocks are mixed in with squares cut from the panel print of Benartex’s Home for the Holidays fabric collection to make this sweet, but quick and easy to complete quilt.

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Don’t you just love these panel print blocks?  Click here to view the entire fabric range.

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I like these sort of pastel, softer Christmas colors, mixed in with a bit of blue for a very different look.  It is “traditional Christmas” palette, with a bit of a twist.

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I quilted large scaled Jester’s Hat motif (written about here, here and here) on this quilt because I only needed a bit of texture to compliment the very “happening” fabrics.  Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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I hope you enjoyed my Boxing Day quilt.  I have one more Christmas quilt left to show you soon – as soon as I receive it back from the editor.

Do tell me what you think of the softer Christmas color palette – is it up, or down?

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Click here to read about Boxing Day.

Click here to purchase the quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop ($49.99).

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Have you seen my other 2013 featured quilts?

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): Starry Dance

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

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

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): Farmyard 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

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

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

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