Hey…the news you’ll be wanting to hear is that Kelli and I hit the news stands with a new quilt design. It’s in this issue of American Patchwork and Quilting that is hitting the news stands now. The official date was June 7th. Last week I got a note from our blog reader (and friend Anne) saying that she had gotten an issue already so maybe you have too.
Sadly, no cover quilt for us this time…you’ll have to peek inside to see our quilt.
Here’s our quilt.
I think they’re calling the quilt Stair Steps.
What do you think?
This quilt was all my baby. I designed and sewed this one….of course Kelli chimed in on advice and support but it was mostly my baby….and I love it. I had so much fun sewing this one. My heart is in the traditional…and this one is traditional, at least in the colors that I chose. Of course it could easily have a change up in colors or be sewn in brights as the design lends itself to work either way.
This all started with some “what if” questions on my part…that and a bag of red and neutral colored bonus triangles. I started with about 250 of them thinking that was a lot of triangles….boy was I surprised when I need MANY more.
That’s when I ran into a problem. The red that I originally used for the triangles was gone, all used up. I was having trouble matching it. That’s when I asked myself does it really matter if the reds don’t match EXACTLY?? The answer in my head was no…as long as the reds were dispersed in the blocks and the blocks were dispersed too.
This was a great way to use up LOTS of 1 1/2″ strips…lots and lots!
I had a blast making this one….I can’t wait until it’s home again and I can finally enjoy it.
Grab yourself a copy and start sewing…My best advice for getting through all those triangles, turn on a good audio book and sew away!
Photos used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2016 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.