Friday, November 22, 2013

Square Dance

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It's a secret reveal day!!!   Yippee, I have such a hard time keeping these secrets so I just love when I finally share.  So, without further ado,  here is Square Dance!!  I designed this quilt probably 2 years ago and it was just sitting in my EQ program waiting.  And then in Spring the fabrics,magazine, and design all fell together and Square Dance went from an EQ sketch to a finished quilt!!


The pattern for Square Dance can be found in the Fall 2013 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited.  This was my first time publishing with MQU so that was a new fun experience.  It always makes me smile to see how different the publishing process is from one company is to another.  You really learn a lot :)


It's no secret that I like bold geometric designs.  I love how they can often give an almost 3-D effect.  Square Dance allowed me to really showcase some fun prints and since this quilt was all about Fall, I went with Smore's Love by Julie and Eric Comsotck from Moda Fabrics.


I quilted Square Dance with an all over Wood Grain effect that I learned from Angela Walters Craftsy Class.  I think this stitch really added to that Fall feel.  And, it had the added bonus of being incredibly fun to stitch!!!  It just flows and while it is more dense and takes a little while to quilt . . .

the overall effect is totally worth it.  Just look at all of that yummy quilted texture :)  It just makes me want to snuggle up in front of a fire.


And since it came back a few days ago, and I just happened to have caught my children's cold, I think I just might go do that :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!

Linking this finish up to Amada's and Sarah's :)
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27 comments:

  1. I guess everybody is busy blog hopping. Love the quilt, so glad you could finally reveal it. Get feeling better and remember, I'm only a house away.

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  2. Beautiful design. I'll try to track down this issue, as it looks like a fun quilt to make. And, I love how you quilted it. Great job. And, congratulations for being published in this issue too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  3. Great quilt! Love the quilting on it too - do you use a regular machine?
    I'll have to see if I can find the magazine!

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  4. What a fun design! It really does look sort of 3-D!

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  5. Beautifully done! May have to get the magazine. Can picture it in so many color combos!

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  6. what a FANTASTIC quilt!!! i love the brown and how the other colors seem to lay under it and give a 3-D effect!! Wonderfully done!!! And I hope you get well soon!! If it is just a cold, Zicam works wonders if you can use it at the first signs! Take care, and get well soon! (I've got to find that magazine now!!) :-) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  7. Love the quilt and love MQU. I'll be sure to pick up this issue!

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  8. Get well! This quilt will be a delight for years!

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  9. Wow, this is gorgeous! I love your pattern. Ger better soon, btw!

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  10. A fire sounds so nice. We've got the chilly weather here even though the sun is shining. I just added an extra quilt to my bed again. Love the many layers of a bed with lots of yummy quilts. Love the flowing leaves you quilted on your Fall quilt.I will have to try that sometime.

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  11. What a great quilt. I love the earthy tones and bold graphic feel.

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  12. Great quilt Melissa! I love it.

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  13. I bought this magazine about 2 weeks ago because I wanted YOUR pattern! Your patterns and tutorials are always so fun and easy to follow and the outcomes are always Awesome! Thanks Melissa!

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  14. You have given me the perfect quilted stitch pattern for the lap quilt I am making for my cousin's 50th birthday!! The quilt fabric has a woodsy theme so this is perfect!! I will be hand quilting it... Any suggestions? It won't be as dense with stitches though or it will take forever!!!

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  15. love it, Melissa! I'm terrible at keeping secrets, but this one was worth it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  16. Really nice quilt Melissa. Feel better fast.

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  17. Wonderful! I love how the pattern flows off the edge, with no border.

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  18. What a gorgeous design, Melissa! Congrats on the publication. I just love the quilting... how intense! It's perfect for this quilt! Hope you can kick that cold quickly and get back to doing what you do best - inspiring quilters!

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  19. This is so gorgeous! I love the design - and I especially love that it could read so masculine but also cosy... it makes me want to do it up in flannel! Your designs are always so well thought out and I love the effects. Great reveal!

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  21. This turned out so fantastic. Love the layered look of it.

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  22. Love this pattern. If I can't find the magazine are you going to be producing the pattern for sale?

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa