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.
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…
This picture is from the archives from when Ruby was still with me. For this version of the quilt, I got a little more gutzy with the improv piecing.
I think I like the first one that was published best. This one is a little more improv making it not look quite as clean…I really liked them both.
I ended up putting a fun farm print on the back.
I had to laugh as the is the picture from the magazine shows a baby with the quilt. Doesn’t it look like Georgia?? Sorry the image is a little grainy. It was the best I could do.
This little one looks older than Georgia but still, if you didn’t know I can see how someone might confuse them.
So that’s the story of the Playtime quilt. I think it’s so appropriately named, making it as both the maker and the baby will have “playtime”.