Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Leftovers (and Some News)

Last month I took a break from landscape quilting (although there's some news regarding landscapes further below) and pulled out all my batik strips...leftovers from years and years of making quilt binding. A printed batik was pulled from the stash to make borders. The resulting quilt is 75" x 66".

I also pieced a lot of the smaller leftovers into piano key borders....

...which I'd planned to include in the back of the quilt. That didn't happen, but I'll use these at a later time.

Instead, I made the quilt "reversible" by piecing completely different fabrics for the back. This is a good way to use up yardage stash.

It's on the couch now, batik side up, and I can switch to this other side when the mood strikes.


Some news on the landscape front, as promised above...my landscape quilt Still Waters was chosen to be included in this Spring's issue of Art Quilting Studio magazine! I am thrilled to be in the company of so many wonderful quilt artists again, and as I've mentioned before, this magazine coincidentally has been my favorite quilt publication since long before they ever published any of my work.

(Click on any photo to enlarge.)
 Stampington Publications did an absolutely beautiful job of photographing the quilt. I couldn't be happier or more grateful.

Here's the cover of the issue, out on stands now through May.

For information on the making of Still Waters, check out this old blog post and older ones leading up to it.

Signing off for now. Happy Spring (or Fall, depending on what hemisphere you're in)!



  1. Congratulations! I'll look for the issue. Lovely quilt too.

  2. Nice quilt - both sides of it! I haven't picked up an issue of Art Quilting Studio for awhile and now I have a good excuse. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you, Magpie! (I have tried to find your real name but to no avail, so "Magpie" you are. LOL) That magazine inspires me so much. I need to subscribe instead of paying the retail price!


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