05 Apr 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.