If you get a digital subscription to Quiltmaker, you have likely already gotten the new issue for July/August.
We got an advanced issue a week or so ago because we have a quilt in the issue. (Photos courtesy of Quiltmaker) This is Irish Stars. It’s a big quilt, 94 1/2″ x 94 1/2″.
I designed the quilt latest year. Kelli sewed it in February over a three day or so period. At that time we were working on things for the wedding and trying to the quilts made our new book. It was frantic.
We got the quilt back from Quiltmaker a few weeks ago. We both were in awe when we saw it. Neither of us really remembered what it looked like?!?!
Honestly the process went a little like this. In mid January we were told they needed the quilt March 1st. We tried to find a day for us to go and pick out fabric when we were asked by Quiltmaker if we’d picked out fabric. We said no so they offered to contact Andover Fabrics and get some Jo Morton prints for us.
We got the fabric mid February…I met Kelli half way between my house and her house to get the fabric to her..the Kelli went into action. I got the back and binding pieced. Three days later we met again at the half way point so I could get the top and quilt it. I quilted it one day – bounded it the next and sent it off. It’s crazy like that sometimes!!
As I said the fabric is from Andover Fabrics and all are Jo Morton prints. I thought I would pass along the numbers just in case anyone wanted to make one in these exact colors….
Dark Blue A-7463-YC
Light blue/gray A-7458-B
We are in love with this quilt…that can be a problem though. She loves it….I love it…Hmm?? Who’s house is going to get to keep the quilt. We both have plenty of quilts. We’re thinking about flipping a coin. I’m thinking maybe I’ll just let her have it.
A quilt just isn’t a quilt around here unless it’s been christened by my beagle Ruby…so here’s the Ruby picture.
We love our quilt but we also love Bonnie Hunter’s quilt that is featured in the magazine…It’s the cover quilt.
Speaking of the cover…look at the front. I mean really look at the front and read the words…”5 Star Quilt from Quilting Superstars…and it lists Jo and Kelli Kramer” My oh my…that was cool to see. I really don’t think we’re “Quilting Superstars” but it sure was fun to see it in print.