Have you seen the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting?? The is what the cover looks like. This is the June 2020 issue.
Kelli and I are super excited about this issue because we have not only one but TWO quilts in the magazine….
This is Fun and Games…
You might remember around Christmas time I was playing with a box of leftovers and scraps a blog reader sent me. I ended up creating this quilt with it. Someone asked me how I picked yellow…I didn’t. The leftover half square triangles were from the blog reader. She picked yellow.
I had a great time making this quilt…It was really easy and lot of fun…and who doesn’t have enough scraps lying around to make this??
The next quilt is Happy Surprises. This quilt some of you might remember. Here it is….
Does it look familiar? Well if you were reading the blog back in 2016, you might remember the quilt as the cover quilt for the American Patchwork and Quilting 2016 Calendar.
So yes..they are reprinting it for the magazine. That was fun as we, like you, are able to revisit the quilt…and I’m betting some of you are seeing it for the first time.
In 2014 Kramer and I had gone to Oronoco, near Rochester Minnesota, for their big antique show called Gold Rush. It’s always in August and if you like antiques, it’s the place to go…a little expensive, but great place. Anyway, while I was there I took pictures of many of the quilts I saw. I’m always looking for ideas.
I tried but can’t find the picture that inspired this quilt. The original had a blue background. The quilt was very ratty and was tied.
I looked and studied the picture once I got home and had trouble seeing the block as it isn’t a traditional square block. It’s more of a rectangle block and it took Kelli to help me see that.
Here’s a picture of Ruby sitting on the quilt. I dug around in my photos hoping I might find one of her on the quilt.
See what I mean about the block being rectangular?? This was beyond my match calculations and Kelli had to figure out the match for it. Once she showed me the block, I drew it all out..but the math, that was all Kelli.
At that point, Kelli and I submitted the quilt to American Patchwork and Quilting but we never heard anything back from them. So when it came time to write our book, we decided we’d put the quilt in our book…..
But mid way through making all of the quilts for the book, American Patchwork and Quilting contacted us and asked if they could have the quilt for the cover of the calendar. Of course we said yes…so then we were left scrambling to find another quilt for the book. It was hectic there for a big but we figured it all out.
If all of that doesn’t convince you that you might need a copy of this magazine, check this out….Oh my I love it.
They did it in this colorway too. YES, please. Oh my, so pretty.
The other quilt that caught my eye is this one.
Trust me..there are other great projects in the book.
So for Kelli and I…another first. It’s the first time we had two quilts published in the same magazine. What an honor….as I always say, we love working with American Patchwork and Quilting.