Category Archives: Where we’re published

Where We’re Published: Rustic Charm

I know I’m super late to be telling you all about this….but…  We had a quilt published in the August issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  The magazine came out about the time that Kramer (my husband) passed away and at the time, we had other things taking up space in our minds.  This is the issue that the quilt is in.…and this is the quilt.

Here is the full layout of the quilt.

…and here is the motif that Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations chose.  Yep..we had Carla quilt it for us.

Here’s a drawn copy of the quilting.

It’s always fun to see our names.

Here’s the pictures of the quilt once I got it home…. Continue reading

Where We are Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

If you have a subscription to American Patchwork and Quilting the latest issue should be in your mailbox soon.  If you don’t have a subscription, you might want to start watching the news stand.  I was told that this will be on the news stand starting April 4th.  The issue is the June 2019 issue.

I love the cover quilt….Don’t you?  I can see myself making this one for sure.

If you start paging through, you’re sure to see our quilt.  This one…. Continue reading

Where We are Published: Primitive Quilts and More

Have you seen the issue of Primitive Quilts and More?  Specifically the Spring 2019 edition?

You might want to check it out.  We have a quilt in that issue.  It’s called Farmstead Gathering.

The picture in the magazine is a little dark.  I think our photo is a little more like the true colors.

I designed this last year at about this time.  I had seen a fabric line that I really loved.  It’s Farmhouse Living by Jeanne Horton.  To me, it didn’t look so “fabric line like”.  The colors blend WONDERFULLY like a fabric line but the prints seemed more different than most fabric lines.

I wanted a simple design…something that had a cabin feel to me.  Something that would work well for a person who was decorating in the farmhouse style.

This is what I came up with…simple half square triangles with a fun unexpected border.  See? Continue reading

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.