Category Archives: Where we’re published

Where We Are Published: Easy Quilts

Last spring I drew up a quilt design because I found a fabric line that I liked.  I went to the work of submitting the design to the magazines that Forward Media manages but they weren’t on board.  So rather than ditch the design we decided to submit it somewhere we haven’t submitted to before, Primitive Quilts and More.  They were excited to have it.  We were excited too.

So about a week later Forward Media contacted us and said we want the quilt you submitted.  We’ll give you “x” amount of money and it needs to be to us as soon as possible once the fabric line is out.  WHAT??  Um.  No.  Someone else picked it up.

I quickly scrambled as I knew they were looking for a larger lap quilt.  I ended up pulling a quilt from our quilt book.  I pulled “Almost Amish”.  I quickly sent it to them and they said YES!

Well it’s out in a magazine now…this one.  Easy Quilts Winter 2019 Edition.

We have loved this quilt for a long time.

The colors are my favorite.

The color selection was inspired by our backing fabric.

We found a button fabric we loved and then took a Moda Bella Solid color chart and used it to match the colors in the backing fabric.  I HIGHLY recommend doing this.

If you find a great novelty fabric that you love for the backing use that as your inspiration for the front.

You can read the original post about the quilt when we first made it here.

It’s fun to see it in print.  They did a great job with the photography.

There are lots of other fun quilts in the magazine.  They are easy quilts just as the title of the magazine states.  Several are quick, cute, panel quilts that would be perfect for gifting.  There’s a farm one that’s super cute!!  You can find the magazine on your news stand in the upcoming month.

We have several other things that are heading to print.  Keep watch and I’ll keep you posted.

Where We are Published: McCall’s Quilt Quilts

Have you seen this issue of McCall’s Quilt Quilts?

It is the October/November issue.  We have a quilt in the magazine!!

I made this quilt early January of this year and immediately sent it off for publication.  I’m not a bit time Halloween girl but this…I LOVED.  It was one of the most fun quilts I have ever made.

I had gotten lots of Halloween fabrics from blog readers and decided it was time to used them up.

I raided my scrap bins and pulled every piece of orange, printed neutrals and black fabrics I had.  It was all fair to use.  It was vibrant!!  I loved it with all it’s scrappy goodness.

Then about a month ago I got an advanced copy of the magazine.  I almost didn’t recognize my quilt.  The pictures seemed dark.  Where was my vibrant quilt?  Had I remembered it wrong?

Well…these two close up pictures looked more like my quilt…but still I felt like something was missing.

Then on Halloween day my quilt came back via UPS.  I was hesitant to open the box.  Seriously, I didn’t want to be disappointed when I saw it.  But…. Continue reading

Where We’re Published: Quiltmaker

I’ve know this for a bit now and have forgotten to tell you about it.  We have a quilt published in Quiltmaker Magazine.  It’s the September/October 2018 issue.

Image result for quiltmaker september/october 2018

The quilt in the magazine is called Piccadilly Circus.  We didn’t come up with the name….if I was naming it, we’d have called it Luella’s baby quilt as that’s who I originally designed and made it for.  We’re terrible at naming quilts so we were happy they came up with something good.

Image result for quiltmaker september/october 2018

This all started with something we made with our 100 blocks block.

Remember that we told you that the magazines write the directions and we don’t have much of a say in how they write them.

Although the directions in Quiltmaker’s 100 Block issue tell you to paperpiece the star points, we actually didn’t.  We did it like this…. Continue reading

What a WINDY DAY!!

I mentioned earlier in a blog post that we had gotten a note from American Patchwork and Quilting that said:

American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is marking its 25th Anniversary this year. As part of our celebration of the anniversary, will be curating a quilt show at Fall 2018 Quilt Market and Festival of cover quilts from our 25 years of the magazine. 
Your quilt that was on the February 2018 issue made our short list of favorites from the past 25 years. We were hoping you would be willing to rent it to us to be displayed in the quilt exhibit.”

We were so excited.  I immediately forwarded the note to Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations.  She was our longarmer on the project and now the owner of the quilt.  Kelli and I gifted to her after we got it back from the magazine.  It was Carla’s work that made the quilt so we felt it was only right that she had it.


We were all honored and happy to have our quilt recognized in such a way.

The shipping instructions read that the quilt needed to be there by May 4th.  The quilt wouldn’t return until November.  Well Carla had the idea that we really should get our picture taken with the quilt before we ship it out and Kelli and I agreed.

We didn’t have many days to choose from and thankfully Carla and I have much more flexible schedules…so the only day Kelli had free…Monday, March 30th.  UGH.  It was the windiest day EVER!  I did childcare during the day and then the pictures were set to take place at 5ish.  Here’s a picture Kelli and I took of ourselves in the afternoon.  We couldn’t get a picture of us without the wind and hair in our faces.

I had no idea how it was going to work.  I thought it was foolish to even try but if you know Carla, she’s determined and her determination paid off!  We did get some pictures….although a few are quite hilarious.  Our idea was to hang a clothesline between our porch pillars and clip the quilt to that.

First Kelli was standing on a chair trying to do it….then Kalissa came and she was tall enough to pin without a chair.

We had Carver helping too….notice my hand at the front of the quilt?  I’m holding it so the wind doesn’t whip it.

Neighbor Girl ended up coming over and she watched Carver….

It was terrible.  The wind kept whipping the quilt and the pins would come loose.

Then Craig came.  He held one side of the quilt…Kalissa the other.  The pins didn’t work.  On a normal day they will but not this day.  We got a couple good ones….see? Continue reading