Sentimentally Yours in THE QUILTER (November 2009)

Good day, everyone! I hope you have had a good start to your week. I will be playing catch up this week on top of my LONG list of things to accomplished. I am swamped!

Besides Cottage Garden, my “Sentimentally Yours” Quilt is also featured in the November 2009 issue of “The Quilter“.  Please go to www.heartbeatquilts.com for kits.

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The quilt was made with fabrics from RJR’s Park Lane:

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The big triangles are quilted with a bird/feather motif. It is available for free download here:

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Here is a shot of the back of the quilt:

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A couple more to show the quilting:

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I received a delightful email from Nancy of Ohio complimenting on my quilts she saw in this very issue of “The Quilter”. What an honor! I always love to hear from readers, and certainly appreciate them taking the time to write. So keep them coming Well, I’d better get going here! I will catch up with you later. Tootles!

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Cottage Garden in THE QUILTER (November 2009)

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you. I want to thank you for your kind words on my Apple Quilt.

Besides my Apple Quilt, I also have my other quilts sent back to me from the editor of “The Quilter”. I am showing you the “Cottage Garden” that is in the current issue (November 2009) of The Quilter:

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I remember really enjoying making this quilt because it was designed to be a rather quick project. I was under a gruesome deadline in that I had to finish the quilt in less than a week. Now that the deadline is behind me, and the quilt is published, I can think back on the time I was making it with much satisfaction!

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I remember vividly that I was having to stay up late many a night, and corresponding with Cathi by email helped me stayed up late at night. We became not only quilting buddies, but also stitching buddies. I can’t help but smile now because that was the time we just discovered the treasure trove of free stitching patterns on the internet. We would shoot each other emails with links to find those wonderful charts! Cathi is a hand quilter — her hand work is amazing. You have got to look at the blocks she pieces by hand! The back of her blocks are as pretty as the front of her blocks. Thanks, Cathi – for keeping me awake while I was working on Cottage Garden! :)

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As always, my quilting is rarely marked. With the number of deadlines I have, it’s just easier to quilt my magazine quilts free-hand:

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I also quilted on the applique pieces:

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Thank you for stopping by! You have encouraged me with your kind words. I dedicate this blog post to all of my bloggy friends!

Have a blessed day, and if you happen to spend the day in your garden, I wish you a cottage-y garden day!

p.s. You may visit Heartbeat Quilts for the quilt kit.