By now I am sure many of you have seen our quilt that is featured on the front cover of American Patchwork and Quilting. We are so excited to be cover girls again. (Photo “Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”)
Well the quilt came home the other day and I had to hurry to open the box and unwrap it. To be honest, I forgot what the quilt looked like. We designed the quilt last year at about this time. We sent it into American Patchwork and Quilting for consideration. We got a response right away telling us-yes they wanted the quilt and could we get it to them asap. I was confused by that because I figured surely they already had a quilt for the fall issue. Then Elizabeth, the editor at AP&Q, explained that they wanted to photograph the quilt last fall when pumpkins and fall flowers were readily available because now when the magazine is shipping pumpkins aren’t ready yet.
Well that made sense but then that put us in a scramble. We really hadn’t intended on making the quilt immediately. We had other things on our schedule but we are worker girls and started in on the task.
Andover supplied the fabrics and they were wonderful to work with. We had our fabric in no time which is just what we needed. The fabrics were designed by Renee Nanneman. If you don’t know she’s the owner of Need’l Love Designs. I actually got a sweet note from Renee thanking us for using her fabrics and asking us to get together at Quilt Market this fall. Sadly we aren’t planning a Quilt Market run so we can’t meet her..wouldn’t that have been fun?!
Anyway our quilt Midnight Hour was sewn over a week’s time and shipped out immediately. I designed it. Kelli sewed the quilt top and I finished it up. I didn’t really even remember the design. I didn’t remember how I quilted it so getting it back and actually being able to look at it was a real treat.
We have gotten lots and lots of compliments on the quilt and the gals at Forest Mills who are providing kits for the quilt have been very happy with sales. We highly recommend that you purchase a kit soon if you’re looking for one. Something else I want to tell you…the kit is priced very reasonably. The gals at Forest Mills didn’t add in a big charge to account for their cutting and kitting time. Where else can you purchase a kit to make this big of a quilt for $140. Grab them while they are still available!!
We have a trunk show in Blue Earth, Minnesota tomorrow. All are welcome to attend. Then after that we are sending this quilt over to the gals at Forest Mills so they can use it as a shop sample as long as they have kits to sell. Here’s a link to their shop if you’re interested in knowing anything else about ordering a kit.
Kelli and I were chatting saying this quilt could easily be changed up to make a Christmas or Patriotic quilt or better yet, completely scrappy….we’d love to make another but we have other deadlines right around the corner.
So that’s the story on our Midnight Hour quilt…I’m happy to have another quilt home where it belongs…at least for a little while.