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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Did You See My Quilt? British Patchwork & Quilting Mag: Aug 2015

It's just one little photo on page 60 but it's long awaited and I'm excited to have a pic of my 'Daddy's Little Girl' quilt included in the August edition of the British Patchwork & Quilting magazine.


Back in January 2013 I pattern tested a sampler quilt for my bloggy friend Sarah of Quilt Candy.  She was writing the pattern for a magazine so I couldn't share much info with you about the quilt but the months went by with no news about the magazine article and in January 2014 Sarah gave me the go ahead to share my photos with you - you can read that blog post and find out more about the fabrics here.

Fast forward two years and seven months from when I made the quilt and I've just found out a photo of my version of the quilt is included in the August 2015 issue of British Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Here's a sneak peek of how the magazine page looks - Sarah's is the summery lilac Kaffe Fassett version on the left and mine's the wintery red French General quilt on the right.


I love seeing mine and Sarah's quilts side by side in print though separated by thousands of miles in reality!!!

If you'd like to make your own version of the Building Blocks Sampler the project pattern is featured over three issues of British Patchwork & Quilting - June / July / August 2015 (issue #257/258/259) - copies available here.


Note to Mum: Can you drop in W H Smith and see if they've got a copy - it's available from 17 July?  I promise I don't mind if you show the pic of my quilt to whoever's on the checkout and tell them you're my Mum.  If you're going to take it to the club to show Eileen and Jean and to bowling to show to Joan and everyone there and to lunch with Nellie, Rita, Joan and Eileen on Monday send them all my love but maybe think about getting your own copy too ;D Love you xxx



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17 comments:

  1. So excited to see our quilts together, after all this time!!! Thank you for pattern testing for me, I love your quilt and I can say that it's as beautiful in real life as it is in the picture. xx

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  2. Congratulations Chris. xx

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  3. How cool! Congratulations !!
    Susie

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  4. Well that was a long wait to see your quilt in print but definitely worth it, it looks fabulous :)

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  5. Great quilt! And sweet note to your mom - I'm sure she's been down to WHSmith and bought every copy in stock by now!

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    1. You must know her Paula - absolutely she has!!! - Chris :D x

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  6. Congratulations on being published! I really love those reds and blues. I hope your Mom found the magazine!

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    1. She did, she bought lots of them Cynthia! - Chris :D x

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  7. Congratulations - how exciting to have your quilt published! :)

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  8. Congrats!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! (And I'm sure that's exactly what Mum will be doing!)

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  9. *SWEET*!! :-D
    BTW, I like your Colour Selections more. They give the Piece more visual texture! - And, you should hit the Magazine up for at least a couple of FREE Issues!

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    1. Lol, and thanks so much for saying. They didn't offer any free issues :( I'm finding that more and more these days :((( but not to worry, Mum bought every copy she could lay her hands on - Chris :D

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  10. Well done, the quilt is wonderful and worthy of being published.

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  11. A long time to wait but very exciting to see something you've made published, very exciting and I bet your mum is super excited too :-)

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    1. so excited, it doesn't matter how old you get a Mum is still excited for her kids! - Chris :D

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