Have you seen the latest issue of Quilter’s World? It’s the fall 2022 issue. Can you believe a fall issue is coming out already? I’m here in Iowa trying everything I can do to hold on to summer.
The cover quilt really speaks fall…complete with pumpkins. Isn’t it a pretty quilt?
Here the quilt is hanging outside at my house.
Just inside the cover is a sneak peek of our quilt Extra to Extraordinary. In the editor’s letter, Carolyn told the story of the quilt…for a few of you, this is really our quilt as some of these pieces in this quilt were sewn by you!! This quilt was made with leftovers from my Frolic quilt and the leftovers of a few blog readers who sent me their leftovers too.
No worries…my quilt looks nothing like the original quilt these leftovers were from. There are no copyright issues with it. HERE is a blog post I wrote regarding that.
I teamed up with Carla at longarm quilting inspirations and asked her to do the machine quilting.
Boy…did Carla ever do an amazing job. Carla and I have a barter system relationship. When our quilts go into magazines, we take turns keeping them. One time Carla gets the quilts…the other time I do. This one is …my turn. YAHOO!!
The lighting made the quilt a little darker than it really is.
I’m totally in love with the machine quilting on this. Carla made it shine. Did you all know that you can make this quilt and send it to Carla and she can to the machine quilting exactly like mine? That girl is a talent and super organized. She takes lots of pictures along the way while finishing my quilts as she knows some of you might want that.
SO PRETTY!! I really think her quilting adds so much to the quilt.
Sometimes what makes a quilt is the story that goes with it. I think that’s why I love this quilt so much.
The quilt construction is much easier than it looks. It’s a simple chain block and a star block.
I didn’t have any yardage big enough for binding so I made it scrappy.
I bought a piece of fabric to back this from Quilted Twins.
They have a large selection of backing fabrics that are already in 3 yard cuts that are only $32 each. You can find them HERE.
Oh…I just can’t stop looking at Carla’s pretty work.
You can also see the wide variety of fabrics that were used. Much of it is batiks but there is quite a lot that isn’t too.
There is a wide variety in each color family. This is really an “anything goes” quilt!
Sometimes the star points match in the center…but sometimes they don’t. It’s very eclectic and totally my style of quilt!!
Of course you can calm it down and make it all match if that’s your style.
Here’s Rosie working her modeling gig to pay for her supper!! HA!
There was a breeze but not so much that it made photography hard.
I can’t help but smile when I see this quilt. I had the star blocks made and wasn’t sure what else to team with them when I designed this. I had small four patches leftover so I wanted to use them up. Seriously…it was serindipity as it only took me about 15 minutes at the computer and I had the design. SO FUN!!
Something else fun about this issue of Quilter’s World. My daughter Kalissa made the magazine too. Kalissa always has a little regret that she isn’t a quilter. It’s not her thing…yet she loves quilts. She came up with a her T-shirt business and expanded to include stationery…much which is quilting related. Her stationery was featured in the same issue of the magazine. She’s been strutting around like a peacock telling her siblings that she was featured with me in the quilt magazine. HA!! She is very appreciative to Quilter’s World for featuring her stationery. You can find her Etsy shop HERE.
One last peek at my quilt…oh, I love it!!
Many thanks to Carolyn and the team at Quilter’s World for working with us. Everyone at Quilter’s World is such a joy to work with!!