Sunday, January 25, 2009

I have three quilts to make this year with anything else a bonus. Each quilt will be made using a pattern published in the American quilt magazine Better Homes & Garden's American Patchwork & Quilting. I started purchasing this magazine in April 2007 and haven't, as yet, made any of the projects. Don't get me wrong I love so many of the projects but I plan most of my quilts up to two years in advance because I have a limited budget.

The first quilt I am making this year is Paisley Parade designed by Laurie Simpson which featured in Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2008. I also decided to use quite a few of the original fabrics (not something I normally do). Here's how the quilt was photographed for the magazine.


Progress has been slow but we have a long weekend here in Australia for Australia Day so I might just spend some of it sewing.




14 comments:

  1. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I can't wait to see it when you get it finished! Ruth

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  2. I love this quilt Ann, I have the magazine as well as the fabrics. I have almost finished making another quilt with the fabrics but I may just have enough to have a go at this one.
    I can't wait to see more of your progress, its such beautiful fabric.

    Love Leanne

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  3. You are definitely on your way, Ann.

    I like your ability to plan in advance. I'm on a bit of a slow down at the moment, might give me time to think about a few projects, and start planning for them.

    I look forward to watching your progress!

    -Alice

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  4. If it's a warm day like it is here then it'll be perfect for staying indoors and sewing (I'm contemplating knitting or crochet!).

    Happy Australia Day!! Guess what, I'm even making a pav! We're going to a BBQ at a friends place tonight and I said I'd make a desert - the ONLY desert to make on Australia Day. :D

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  5. Hi Ann...this is going to be beautiful...I love all the rich, dark colours...I admire you so much for being able to work so quickly...Happy Australia Day to you, Dzintra

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  6. That's going to be very pretty! I love that fabric... I was actually on the list at a local shop to be called when they got it in! I haven't had the heart to cut into it yet, though... :-) Jennie

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  7. This is a lovely pattern, and the fabrics are gorgeous. I can see why you went with the original fabrics! Did you manage to make any more progress over the long weekend? I can't wait to pop back and see some updates. I also admire your ability to plan long term!

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  8. That's a lovely quilt Ann - it is going to look gorgeous!

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  9. Your quilt is coming along nicely. It will look lovely when it is finished.I love the colours.

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  10. Hi Ann...come on over...I have something for you!!! Happy Weekend to you...Dzintra

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  11. Hello Anne, Dzintra sent me over and I was pleased to find such a pretty Blog, with so many gorgeous creations.Love from Kath in England

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  12. I love the All People Quilt magazine. I think it's my favorite. I recently finished a quilt that was featured in the June 2008 issue of APQ called "Sweet Retreat" that I just posted on my blog. Good luck with yours. It's going to look beautiful when it's done. Happy Australia Day!

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  13. Ann the colors are striking. I can wait to see it progress. Thanks for sharing. Just beautiful
    Debra

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  14. I will have to check out where to get this quilt. It is striking for sure.....lovely colours.
    Micki

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