Category Archives: Where we’re published

Where We’re Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

We have a quilt in a magazine again.  We’ve been on a bit of a roll.

It’s in this edition of American Patchwork and Quilting- April 2020.  It hit the newstand on February 7th so if you’re interested, keep your eye out of a copy.

I am in love with the cover quilt.  Doesn’t that look “so me”….but again, it’s a quilt I’d make for myself so it gets put on the back burner.  I read that this quilt is going to be the quilt along quilt.  So if you want to make it and need some motivation, join the Facebook quilt along from American Patchwork and Quilting.

Here’s our quilt.

This is a fun quilt as I made it from leftovers from a previous quilt we had published.  This one…

This was in Quilty Magazine.

I had a whole bunch of leftover half square triangles from the star points of the original quilt and used them to make the quilt below.  How fun!!

I love making something out of nothing.

Here’s a close up of the quilting…. Continue reading

Where We are Published: Quilts and More Spring 2020

Have you been to the news stand lately?  If you have you might have seen this…It is the Spring 2020 Edition of Quilts and More.
The cover has lots of fun spring like projects and if you jump to the inside, you’ll see this…Our quilt!

This was such a fun quilt to make.  I have scrap buckets that are organized by size.  I pulled the appropriate sized, opened it up and started to sew.  I had a little help with this one.  Kelli and Kalissa were in on the sewing too.  We actually made it sometime ago when Kalissa was still in high school.  She wasn’t the best seamstress.  Quarter inch seam allowances weren’t her friend…but with this quilt, it was okay.  No seams need to match.  In fact, this is one of the easiest quilts a beginning quilter could make.

I made it in rainbow colors but it would also be great as a three color quilt.  If the person you are making the quilt for is a Minnesota Vikings fan, you could easily alternate starting with purple in the middle then white then a band of yellow.  That would be really fun.

You can see that we put a scrappy teal binding on to finish it off.  It was a great way to use up even more scrap.

The idea to make this quilt struck me when I was taking a shower.  Seriously, I was thinking it would be nice to make a scrappy quilt that was easy for beginners and this popped into my head.  It’s fun too as there are no traditional blocks.

They did an awesome layout in the magazine.
I love how they did a close up of the bands so that you can see the variety of prints.

When I designed this, Kelli said to me, “There is no way I will sew that quilt.”  I was confused by that and asked her why…It was and “easy” quilt.  It would go fast.  Why wouldn’t she want to sew it?

That’s when Kelli said to me, “Mom, think about it.  It’s like adding borders on borders on borders.”  I guess she’s right.  That didn’t bother me though.  It did bother her.

Here is the project they did as the alternate colorway project.  I love it.  Don’t you? Continue reading

Where We are Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

Hey, have you seen the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting?  It would be this one, the February 2020 issue?  I love the snowball quilt on the cover.

magazine cover
What I love best though…is this…

It’s our quilt Playtime.  If you’re a long time reader you might recognize this quilt.  I made it with the intention of gifting it to Kramer’s great nephew.  I ended loving the quilt so much that I decided to submit it.

I did and Quilts and More picked it up.  They needed it ASAP and Carla our good friend from Longarm Quilting Inspirations, quilted it for us in a something like a 2 day time frame.  Carla is awesome.  It was published with them in Spring of 2018.

Well I needed to gift a quilt and I likely wasn’t going to get this one back from the publisher for several months so I went ahead and made another one.  It’s pictured below… Continue reading

Where We are Published: American Patchwork and Quilting

Sometimes projects go in and out of here that I often forget what’s out or where it is.  That was the case of this quilt until someone told me it was hanging in American Patchwork and Quilting’s booth at the Houston Quilt Market.

First off…there is the magazine the quilt it in…December 2019 issue 161.

I had forgotten that it was in this issue until a blog reader contacted me and said, “Love your quilt in APQ magazine”.  Hmm, I thought.  Which one was that?

I went online and looked it up.  Yep.  Now I remembered.

Later I got a message from Carla the gal that does a lot of our longarming if the quilt is going in a magazine.  She said..Did you quilt the quilt that’s in the December issue of APQ?  I said yes….  She was surprised.  Typically I don’t do costume quilting and I don’t do anything like this.

Then Carla asked, “Did you use rulers?”  I said nope.  She was surprised again.

What happened was I had this top here that I adored but hadn’t quilted it.  I wanted some motivation so I snapped a couple pictures of it and sent it in to the magazine for consideration.  They said yes…can you have it here ASAP?  Oh great.  I wasn’t looking for that much motivation.  Although I know Carla would have dropped everything, I knew what I wanted on the quilt and thought I could pull it off and it would be “good enough”.  So I tried.

I did it free hand.  Look close.  You can see it’s free hand….I’m okay with it.  I can do something like this….it’s just point to point quilting.

I hate working with rulers so free hand was my option….and look.  It was good enough for magazine publication…and that’s proof that it’s okay to not be perfect and to just DO IT!

Well from there I was tagged in a Facebook post from Chris Wells on Quilted Twins’ page.  She said that she saw a picture of my quilt on Instagram from the Houston Quilt Market.  Oh my.  I didn’t even know it was going there.  Hmmm.  I’m flattered.  I hunted and tried to find a picture on line but didn’t see one.  Ahhh.  I figured it was all a myth and went on with life.

Then last week APS contacted me about sending back my quilt.  I asked if the quilt was at Quilt Market in Houston and asked if I could see a picture of it.  They sent this…. Continue reading