The first quilt design I had published was "Cherries Jubilee", I think it was in 2008? Elizabeth came to my booth and asked if I had anything I could submit to the magazine. I was prepared. (Very unusual) I had brought a quilt top I was working on--the applique was not even done, and there were no borders, but they accepted it right there on the spot! I was so lucky! I went home from Market and finished it up and sent it off to the magazine. I was so excited when I first saw it in print!
The next quilt APQ featured was called "Summertime Blues." I think it was in 2009? At the last minute I changed the design I had submitted to the editors, but they were so nice and worked with me to make this quilt work for that issue.
I wasn't planning to use any applique on this project, but I decided I had to! Now I am so glad I did. It kind of 'rounds' everything out, don't you think? Some beautiful close-ups of Summertime Blues are used as background in the opening pages of that issue of the magazine.
Then I had "Woodland Walk" published in the 2010 American Patchwork and Quilting Calendar.
It was the April quilt. I think the color is a little off here, maybe your computer will show it better than mine. (All of these quilts look better in person)
One year in the December issue, I had a stocking design featured. You can see them in the insert on this cover. I can't find a better picture right now...
Around the Town was such a fun project to do because it also used my own fabric collection. I actually used the strike-offs of my Elizabeth's Letters line to make the quilt so that it could be photographed and edited just in time for actual fabric to arrive.
|Around the Town|
It has been a while since I had a design in APQ, I guess I better get going on a new design!!! American Patchwork and Quilting is one of my favorite quilting magazines. It is the first subscription I ever ordered, and I have never been disappointed! I hope you are a subscriber, too.