Modern Patchwork!

Yesterday’s mail included my copy of the new Modern Patchwork magazine!  I’ve been waiting and waiting for this special issue to come out so I could share the projects I have in it.

First, I have to say how much I love the quilts on the cover!  How could I not love a grey and yellow quilt with text prints – pretty much impossible.  And the quilt on the wall behind it – FAN-tastic!

There are lots more wonderful projects inside.  The major categories are kitchen & dining, quilts, gifts & accessories, bags & totes and home decor.  There is something for everyone here.  Many of the projects are by people whose names I recognize from various quilting blogs.  However, my favorite quilt in the magazine is by someone whose name I don’t know – I’ll be checking out her blog soon!

The Carpenter’s Star block is one that I’ve admired since my very early quilting days.  However, and I know how lazy I sound, but I really don’t like piecing lots of blocks with lots of pieces.  So, I decided to make one big block instead.  I used a Sweetwater Hometown charm pack and some Moda Grunge for the background and “Twinkle” was born.  It is the perfect baby quilt size at 40″ square.  I’m really pleased that the picture in the magazine shows off the quilting very well.   (The picture here is one I took).

One of the projects on my long-term quilting to-do list is a Christmas quilt for my bed.  Wouldn’t four big Twinkle blocks be great!  We’ll see if and when I get to that one 🙂

My second project in Modern Patchwork are these coasters.  I always seem to be short of coasters!  (So happy that my partner included some in my PTS7 swap!).

My design constructs the coaster “tops” as one piece, which then gets cut apart into four pieces before layering and quilting.

The lovely publishers of Modern Patchwork (Interweave) sent me an extra copy so I’d love to pass it on to you.

To enter the giveaway, tell me one – just one- of the projects on your long-term quilting to do list.  If you’d like additional chances, follow my blog and/or my Facebook page and tell me about one or both in a separate comment.  Good luck!

PS  I haven’t quite caught up with the Facebook Timeline thing yet but I’ll be adjusting my page soon 🙂

Edited to add:  I always forget to say how long the giveaway is open – I’ll pick a winner at the end of the day on Saturday, April 7.   Also, if you are a “no-reply blogger” don’t forget to include a way I can reach you!  If you aren’t sure, check your Blogger profile to see if your email is listed there.

  • Fran
    Posted at 23:27h, 16 April Reply

    I follow your blog, thanks.

  • Fran
    Posted at 23:26h, 16 April Reply

    Congrats on having your projects featured in the magazine, it all looks fantastic. On my to do list is a queen size quilt for my bed, I keep starting projects but by the time I finish I give them away for one reason or another. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Ramona
    Posted at 16:27h, 13 April Reply

    I just found you on the Modern Quilt Guild Flickr site and love, love, love the Twinkle quilt with the Hometown fabric. Have same fabric left from previous project and wasn't sure how I wanted to use it, but your Twinkle is my very favorite project from the line. Thank you. Adding you to my blog list now.

  • Cindy
    Posted at 01:28h, 08 April Reply

    I just found you from Flickr and subscribed to your blog!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 01:27h, 08 April Reply

    I've got a long list, but hope to start a Pyramid quilt in the next few months.

  • Julie
    Posted at 00:25h, 08 April Reply

    I hope I'm not too late to enter! One of the projects on my to do list is the Paintbox Quilt that Elizabeth Hartman did the quilt along for. I've been slowly working on gathering fabrics and joined a couple of rainbow swaps to get more. I think I finally have what I need to work on it and hope for it to be my next new start!

  • Deb
    Posted at 20:31h, 07 April Reply

    Great giveaway – how fab for you to be IN it!! One thing on my long term list is to make a quilt for each of my 3 boys…we'll see!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 20:07h, 07 April Reply

    To make a quilt this year.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 19:58h, 07 April Reply

    I follow your blog. And I love the idea of a Christmas Twinkle quilt…makes me want one, too!

  • Jenn
    Posted at 19:57h, 07 April Reply

    I'm slowly working on a Swoon quilt…it will take me a while to get it done. 🙂

  • robin
    Posted at 19:28h, 07 April Reply

    I like you on FB.

  • robin
    Posted at 19:28h, 07 April Reply

    Looks like a great magazine. Thanks for the chance. I want to make a quilt out of men's shirts. Just because. Blue. 😉

  • B Greene
    Posted at 19:26h, 07 April Reply

    I am now following your blog – so glad that your giveaway led me to it!!

  • B Greene
    Posted at 19:25h, 07 April Reply

    Double Congrats on being included twice in the magazine! I absolutely love your Hometown Carpenter's Star block! I would love to win a copy of this magazine – thanks for the chance!

  • Aunt Marti
    Posted at 19:24h, 07 April Reply

    I've been working a Sarah Fielke cover quilt from "Quilts Down Under" since last October. it's an easy pattern, and I love the fabric, yet it seems always to get pushed aside by a "deadline" quilt.

  • I Plead Quilty!
    Posted at 17:15h, 07 April Reply

    Oooh, fun publication! I haven't read it before. Would really enjoy getting my mitts on a copy.

  • Kritta22
    Posted at 02:48h, 07 April Reply

    Wow!! Amazing!

    I want to make a string quilt with dot fabric!!

  • Marg
    Posted at 20:58h, 06 April Reply

    Congratulations Debbie. One of very many on my long term to do list is a drunkards path quilt. I can't believe I still haven't made even one drunkards block yet. Thanks for letting us know about it and the opportunity to maybe winning a copy.

  • patty a.
    Posted at 16:04h, 06 April Reply

    I have a guest bedroom that is decorated in yellow and gray. I need to make a yellow and gray quilt for this room. Thanks for wanting to share your extra copies!

  • babiesdoc
    Posted at 15:51h, 06 April Reply

    I follow your blog via google reader.
    Love both the reader and your blog!

  • babiesdoc
    Posted at 15:50h, 06 April Reply

    I have a big stash of snowflower (dena) in greys and blues. I have had it for at least 2 years. It WILL be a quilt for my bed, someday.

  • Chay
    Posted at 12:35h, 06 April Reply

    By chance one of my next projects (I'm in the middle of a Dear Jane) is your Prairie pattern. I'm going to use natural linen for the background and silk in blues and grey for the petals. Thanks for the giveaway, I love the cover of this mag, especially the quilt on the wall.

  • MickeyT.
    Posted at 12:35h, 06 April Reply

    I have signed up for your blog – and I am thrilled to have found it!

  • MickeyT.
    Posted at 12:34h, 06 April Reply

    My long-term project is to create something spectacular for my living room. I know exactly where I am going to put it, just not what it is I will put there!

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 04:03h, 06 April Reply

    Ooops, forgot to mention one of my long-term-to-do list items is a new king size bed quilt.

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 04:02h, 06 April Reply

    I would love love love to have this magazine! And I follow your blog and on facebook!!

  • Hitch and Thread
    Posted at 03:37h, 06 April Reply

    I am a follower!

  • Hitch and Thread
    Posted at 03:36h, 06 April Reply

    Congrats on being published! This magazine looks great. I wonder if it's available in Australia? I have a quilt made from my Mums fabric I'd love to finish.

  • Gill
    Posted at 22:25h, 05 April Reply

    I'm a happy follower!

  • Gill
    Posted at 22:24h, 05 April Reply

    Congratulations! This looks a great magazine!
    I have the Swoon pattern ready to cut out and I'd love to make some dresden plates!

  • jill/marny
    Posted at 21:00h, 05 April Reply

    Debbie, Your baby quilt is so sweet, love the scale. I have a dream (and start) of a quilt inspired by blooming redbuds; it revives itself every spring…..The publication looks very inspiring and will definitely purchase if I don't win! jill

  • Debbie
    Posted at 20:45h, 05 April Reply

    I just ordered my magazine! They projects are both great. One thing on my 2012 list is a Christmas quilt to coordinate with the tree skirt I made last year.

  • knottygnome
    Posted at 19:01h, 05 April Reply

    congrats! your projects look fabulous. i'm hoping to do the retro flowers quilt one of these days–hopefully this year.

  • Jenna
    Posted at 18:34h, 05 April Reply

    And of course I follow you on FB and Google Reader! xoxo

  • Jenna
    Posted at 18:33h, 05 April Reply

    Love your projects, Debbie! I would love to finish my Swoon quilt someday…

  • Josée Carrier
    Posted at 18:16h, 05 April Reply

    Hi Debbie, Congratulations for being featured in Modern Patchwork. I really love your baby quilt. I like traditional blocks on a larger scale like this. Just one block who gets all the focus instead of repeated blocks. This design is particularly beautiful. A long-term quilting project is a queen size quilt for my bed. I have a design in mind almost all nailed down. But, I'm a bit afraid of quilting such a large piece with my sewing machine.

  • Molly
    Posted at 18:14h, 05 April Reply

    I'm a blog follower and probably a facebook follower too. I'm at work (shhhhh……, don't tell …) so I can't check but pretty sure about that.

  • Molly
    Posted at 18:13h, 05 April Reply

    This magazine looks awesome! I just scoped out the table of contents and all the projects look super do-able and useful. If I don't win I'm definitely getting a copy for future projects. Funny, I had a carpenter star tutorial saved as a near future "to-do" project.

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