Look! My Stamped quilt is in the May/June issue of Quilty magazine. I made this quilt for market last fall, using fabrics from my Stamped collection. It looks like there are some really nice quilts in this issue, especially love this Tree Everlasting quilt. The quilt shown above on the cover was designed by Brigitte Heitland.
I made the quilt in an improvisational way, changing quite a bit from my initial sketches as I went along. But it’s an easy quilt to make with strip piecing and half-square triangles. I think it would be interesting to see it in solids. Oh, and that’s my Rings print in yellow from Folk Modern under the magazine here in these photos. The collection was shown at Portland Quilt Market and should be shipping to fabric shops soon!
I’m deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague, Kathreen Ricketson, founder of Whip Up, author of quilting and craft books, and the creator of Action Pack family magazine. Although I never met Kathreen in person, we worked together on a number of projects and I have been inspired by her amazing blog for years. A force in the handmade world, she influenced so many people with her creativity and her integrity.
Beyond her honest and thoughtful words, she really lived a beautiful and creative handmade life. This year she and her family left home to travel around their native Australia to live the slow life, to explore the natural world and connect with one another on a new level. The incredibly sad circumstances of her death and the tragedy of her two children losing both of their parents in a single day is too much. I hope her children will somehow feel the love that is pouring in for them from around the world. Kathreen touched so many lives through her work.
It looks like they have created a fund for Kathreen and Rob’s children, so please check in over at Whip Up for more details. The photo above was posted by Kathreen on her blog just a few months ago.
I made this small quilt from my Folk Modern collection to send to Quilt Market this weekend. It’s a variation of a quilt from my upcoming book, 1, 2, 3 Quilt. Triangles! In the book I made the quilt with all solids, but this one has a crazy amount of pattern in it. I used five of the six prints from the collection in each of the three colorways (15 fabrics total), plus a chambray linen blend. Shops can order the collection from Seven Islands now or at Quilt Market and I think it will be shipping soon!
A couple of detail shots:
Here’s another sample that I sent to Quilt Market. A simple table runner. I was thinking of writing up a quick tutorial on this block if anyone is interested. Very easy and I think it would make a nice full-sized quilt.
Sadly, I’m not going to Quilt Market in Portland this weekend, but these samples of Folk Modern are headed there. If you’ll be in Portland, be sure to check out the Seven Islands booth to see the entire collection!
FYI – the little dress is Oliver + S’s Roller Skate Dress in a size 2, the pillow is a variation of a quilt block I made for Modern Quilt Blocks. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing a tutorial for it. And the handbag is a variation of the Tiered Bag in 1, 2, 3 Sew (with an additional strap and more pleats).