This is my favorite time of year.. cool weather, changing leaves, fall scented candles and pumpkin flavored everything! And even though fall is near, the Winter 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects will be here soon! Can you believe it? We have so many great projects in this one! Here is a picture of the cover photo and a collage of some of the projects featured inside!
We also sent out a newsletter yesterday. In case you haven't seen it, there is a free pattern, a giveaway, and another sneak peak!
What I like about this project is every tiny bit of work in results in noticeable and beautiful progress. Like most of you, I have very little free time. But I can sit down for a while every now and then and hand stitch some petals. Next thing you know, they'll all be complete.
The project is presented in 4 installments throughout our 2013 line up. Part 1 was in the Spring 2013 issue. I'm now on Part 2, presented in the Summer 2013 issue. Once wrapped up I'll be "current" by starting Part 3 in the Fall issue. I plan to complete that before the final instructions are revealed in the Winter 2013 issue which will ship in October.
As you can see I am working on the flower petals. If you read the last post, you'll recall that I failed to cut the vine fabric on the diagonal. I haven't bought new fabric for the vine yet, so on with the petals!
Who else is working on this project? I would LOVE to see your pictures. Please share!
So far I've only made seven quilts. I started several years ago when Jeni and Gretchen opened the Woolen Willow. They had a Jan Patek trunk show, and when I laid my eyes on Jan's "Morning Has Broken," I had to make it. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. Mom helped me make it, and I enjoyed every stitch. With plenty of distractions, I took forever to finish it. But it's finished and hanging prominently in my living room, and after all these years it still makes me happy.
Dawn Heese' Somerset also resonated with me l and I just had to make it. I began in late April, and though slow by many standards, I am happy with my progress. Yesterday I began installment 2 from our Summer issue by sewing the 6 1/2" background borders to the medallion. Next step will be black piping. I love it!
Note to self: when cutting strips for a vine, cut fabric on the bias! After cutting all these perfect strips of green, I called Jeni to ask if I was supposed to cut on the bias. She said "yes." Hmmm...well, I'm sure I'll find a great use for these pretty strips.
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Here is the latest from our publisher, Judy Williamson. She is making Dawn Heese's "Somerset", presented as a 4-part series in each of our 2013 issues. She says the quilt is a joy to make and a feast for the eyes!
Happy 4th of July!! Look for great new ideas in Primitive Quilts and Projects Fall 2013... it will soon make its way to your mailbox or favorite store. Buy the back issues, too, for projects that fit every season! www.primitivequiltsandprojects.com
Here are some great patriotic projects from our back issues..