Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kit and pattern questions

Thank you to everyone for the glowing reviews of TQL! Not every subscriber has gotten it yet, but I swear it's almost there. There's been a lot of interest in the Burnished Chintz pattern and the kit that's available from Liza Lucy's online shop gloriouscolor.com. You can also order it by phone: 800-269-0309. Warning: if you are a fan of Kaffe Fassett's Collective lines of fabric, you'll be in heaven when you get to this website. Liza does a great job of designing quilts that show off the fabrics, but you can do that too. If you fall in love with the fabrics you see there, try this: pick a simple block pattern with just a few patches, enlarge it, repeat it, and voilĂ , there you have it—a pattern that presents a good opportunity to play around with those luscious, mouthwatering prints.
    And one of the quilts that was shown in Alex's article "Quilting in the Garden" has aroused some interest too. Welcome Home is a great scrappy quilt, shown here hanging from a tree with beautiful blue California sky behind it. This quilt was made from one of Alex's published patterns that's still available at alexandersonquilts.com. When you get there, click on Patterns at the top of the page.
     Myself, I'm a hand applique girl; I love the relaxing nature of it. But piecing also provides that Zen feeling when I'm deep into it. Both of these quilts would be good candidates for an absorbing day of piecing. So easy, yet so visually inviting.


  1. I'm one of the subscribers who hasn't yet seen the magazine, and I'm waiting on pins and needles. I have seen the goat on the roof, however.

  2. The digital version is already on the AQS website if you would like to view it there until the paper copy arrives in your hands. Here is the online link: http://www.americanquilter.com/quilt_life/digital_issues.php Sylvia Thomas, AQS Administrative Assistant

  3. Thanks for a great new magazine! It inspired me to get out my camera and take some photos for inspiration. Check them out at my blog. http://bigrigquilting.blogspot.com/2010/04/design-muse-look-up.html