27 October 2017

Sweater Weather for Quilty Magazine




Earlier this year, I was contacted by Quilty magazine. I was also approached to make a submission for a quilt to be featured in an upcoming issue. This was the design I settled on.


Elaborating on an earlier quilt I made called Ugly Christmas Sweaters, I drew up a revised design on grid paper and wrote myself out a pattern to follow. Then set to work cutting all the pieces. This design includes life size sweaters, mittens and hats.










The front is made using a new collection by Tula Pink called Holiday Homies. And the backing is Makin' Waves in Ink from the True Colors collection, also by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics. The boldness of this print is a great contrast to the front.




What I love most is that those big blocks allow for those Holiday Homies fabrics to shine!



Of course, the quilting is my usual organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I used plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin. The retro look of those adorable deer and the graphic look of those blue triangle Christmas trees are so cute on the binding!








The "Sweater Weather" quilt finished at 54" x 60"
and was the 57th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.







Imagine my surprise!!!

I'm a cover girl!










Quilty magazine November/December '17 issue, includes my Sweater Weather quilt and can be found at your fave fabric shop or newsstand beginning today!!!!





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30 comments:

Jani said...

How exciting! Big congrats to you. :)

On a sillier note, I had to look twice at Tula Pink's name for this line of fabrics. When I first saw it, I thought it was 'Holiday Hornies.' Glad to know I was wrong about that. There are a lot of antlers, but ...

sewyouquilt2 said...

a cover girl! WOW love that quilt. so so fun.........I will have to search out that magazine. I have never seen it around here.

Nancy J said...

Wonderful news !!!! Well done, The design, the wavy quilting, and the doggies faces on that fabric, Wow!!! This is another stunner.

Dorothy Finley said...

You should never be surprised that you have been chosen for a magazine
Seems to me that you have been chosen before. Love the "life size" hats, sweaters, and mittens

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Congratulations Lorna, you make a wonderful cover girl. It's a lovely pattern and I love your chosen fabrics too, I've never seen the magazine in the UK, I'll have to have a look.

Little Quiltsong said...

Congrats on such a cute design - and for making it on the cover!! Love this!

Kathy said...

This is awesome! Congrats to you! Such a fun and festive quilt, of course you made the cover! I'm going to have to hunt this magazine down and buy it because I have to make that quilt!

The Cozy Quilter said...

You’re famous! Congrats! You have brought winter fashion to a whole new level.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congrats! - is this a Canadian publication, I have never seen it here in the states but then I don't have any place around here that sells much in line of quilt magazines.

Ellen said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is just adorable - love it. I made your Ugly Christmas Sweater quilt and I am very happy with mine - so fun!! I will be making another as my eldest son loves it too. :)

Chris said...

Well . . . a cover girl . . . congratulations!

Vicki in MN said...

Lorna I am so happy for you in a mag and cover girl! You rock girl!! Can't wait to hear all about your Market trip!!

SandraC said...

Congrats....so cool!!!

Alison said...

This is so fun! I love the dogs on the sweaters!

Jannette said...

What a great quilt! Those fabrics are perfect for the project.
Congratulations on making the cover too!

Liz said...

Wow, congratulations on being on the cover! It's funny, I thought Quilty magazine stopped publishing ... guess not.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

How awesome to be the cover quilt for the magazine. Congratulations, Lorna!

Gaila Gilliland said...

Congratulations on having your design chosen ! I love, love, love the sweater weather clothing pieces you chose for the design.

Kerry said...

Hahahaha - cover girl! In the nicest possible way too! Congratulations. :D

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl Lorna! Have fun at Market. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

Ioleen said...

Congrats on being a cover girl 🎉🎉🎉

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Congratulations! That is such a cute quilt. I will be looking for it next time I'm out shopping.

Gail Sheppard said...

Congratulations, Cover Girl! :-)

Nicole said...

Hey thats fantastic Lorna! Yay you!

Lesley said...

Congratulations! Wonderful pattern and looks gorgeous on the cover!

Brenda M said...

Congratulations on your "Cover Quilt", it is adorable. I have a FQ bundle of Holiday Homies and all the other fabrics for the ornament quilt but have been hesitating because of those finicky little stars. Now this one I know I won't have any troubles with. I just have to wait to get the magazine from my fav online Quilt shop since my local Chapters did not have it (otherwise I would cutting it out right now)

Sewmom18 said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl!!!

Patty said...

Congratulations on the cover! Fun pattern!

Tish Stemple said...

I randomly bought the magazine the other day while David and I were at the store. When I got to the car I told him that quilt looks so familiar!!! When I got to it in the magazine I was so excited to see it was yours!!! I know those sweaters and wavy lines anywhere :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on being published (again), and being on the cover, too!

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