Sunday, July 12, 2015

My name in lights...(or actually, a magazine!)

The summer issue of Modern Patchwork magazine recently hit newsstands, and I'm thrilled to have two projects featured in it! 

I pieced each of these quilts in a few days (tight deadlines!) back in February, so it's been really fun to see them in the magazine.

Here's the first quilt in the magazine, a variation of a disappearing nine-patch. The fabric line is Morning Walk by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics. It was quilted by the lovely Diane Oakes and is being held up here by my two older boys.

Here's my original (and smaller) version of this quilt, made using a layer cake of Tula Pink's Nest collection. I quilted this one myself. Amazing what different fabrics do, isn't it? 

Here's a close-up of the quilt, showing Diane's quilting:

And here's the second quilt, which is my favorite of the two (have you noticed I love turquoise?!). I made this using only turquoise scraps from my stash. And then when I decided to add in the four gray squares, I bought six different gray fat quarters to supplement what was in my stash to find grays in the right shades, as well as the right "color" gray--some were too purple-y, some too yellow, some too blue... And I also discovered a cool feature on my iPhone camera--you can convert the view to grayscale, which is really helpful for judging scale!

And a close-up of the quilting, also done by Diane Oakes. She did a great job on both quilts!

If you want to see more of the magazine, you can purchase it in your local book shop or quilt shop. You can also purchase it online here. But...I bought a few extra copies and I'm going to give one away!
Leave a comment before Friday, July 17th at 11:59 pm EST letting me know what color scraps you have most of in your stash. I will randomly choose a winner to receive one of my extra magazine copies.


  1. Congratulations!! Your quilts are fabulous - I especially like the Tula Pink one!!
    I would guess that I have mostly blues in my stash!!

  2. It's a close race between blues and reds in my stash.

  3. Humm thought I posted here earlier.. good for you getting published! I really have a good assortment in my stash. I am lacking in light blenders

  4. Congrats Lisa. I have a lot of scraps. They are not sorted by color. Thus, not sure of wish one wins. Sorting my scraps is on my ever growing to do list.

  5. Love your quilts! I have so many scraps, all colors!

  6. I have a lot of scraps but I would say it's a fair mixture of the rainbow

  7. Wonderful! Love those quilts. You did an awesome job with the new remakes!

  8. Since I love RED so much I think I have a lot of that color.

  9. Just now found this in a stack of old donated magazines.!!
    Thank you for your inspiration.
    I am using the pattern for my scrappy community service quilt!