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?

I’ve got it in my head to make a Bands of Color quilt with neutrals…in a color scheme  more like this quilt.

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I have several quilts that I need to make for gifting this year and I have fabric left over from this quilt…Hmmm.

If you are interested in this pattern, you can check out the news stand for the Spring 2020 issue of Quilts and More.  We had a great time working the publishers of Quilts and More and they always do a great job showing off our quilts.

Photos used with permission from Quilts & More® magazine. ©2020 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

11 thoughts on “Where We are Published: Quilts and More Spring 2020

  1. Helen

    This quilt is in your book, Country Girl Modern. I recently made it about a month ago. Have appointment at long arm studio Friday to quilt. It will be donated for a fundraiser.

  2. Stearns Carol

    I pulled out your book and looked at it. Might revise it into 2 1/2″ squares as I have more of those.

  3. Judith Fairchild

    I really really like this quilt. Simple pretty and fun to make. A friend of mine is a very good seamstress and wants to get started on quilting this would be an ideal project. Thank you again for inspiring all of us.

  4. Teresa Harfner

    Love this quilt. Love the scrappiness, colors, and size of each band of color. Bright and crisp. Now I have to buy the magazine. Thanks.

  5. Carmela

    Hi Jo,

    As always thank you for your blog and all of the advice you give. The next time you do your Ask Jo blog, would you mind telling us how you got your quilts published? For someone who is toying with the idea, how does one get started?

    Again thank you!! Carmela

  6. Donna F

    Quilts and More Magazine is one of my favorites. I like the idea of making it as a 3 color quilt. Happy Quilting

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