Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lumpy Quilts (and a Sale!)

Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who is celebrating the day!

This post was supposed to show a photo of the blue-and-gold quilt top. Well, I forgot to take that photo, so here is one of the top while being pin-basted:

Also, a finish for the quilt that ended up with the weird lump in the middle:

That lump is the result of too many quilted lines joining in the same small area. What can be done? Only one thing. Just smack it down and hope it stays.

(So far, it has not re-arisen by itself. If it does, I will call in an exorcist.)

On to something a little more celebratory. For the second time this year, one of my quilts is being published in Art Quilting Studio (the cover at that link is also one of my quilts, and was my first time ever published), by Stampington Publications! This magazine has been one of my absolute favorites for years now, so it's not just an honor for me; it's a thrill. It will be out on stands December 1, 2016, at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, as well as Barnes and Noble Bookstores.

For anyone who's followed my blog for a while, you might remember that this piece was inspired by Margaret "Muv" Porwal's art quilt, titled The Solent, at the Free Motion Mavericks blog. It was the most calming project I've ever done. Thank you, Muv.

One more mention: There's a Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale going on at my Etsy shop! Get 30% off list price of any item now through 11/28 simply by using coupon code EARLYBIRD64 at checkout.

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Fridays. Sarah just finished a quilt for her granddaughter and has given me inspiration for a quilt for Lucy!

Next time, the blue-and-gold quilt finish. Until then, stay warm (or cool, depending on which hemisphere you're in) and try not to freak out over your holiday season to-do list. (Advice to self, he-heh.)


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