Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cover Girl!!!!

So yesterday I found out that the summer issue of Quilt Trends magazine was slated to hit newsstands today and guess who made the cover??   Eeekkk, I am so totally excited!!!!  I still think I might be on Cloud 9 :)     Let me introduce you to Drifting.



Drifting is a lap size quilt made using Angela Walter's new  Drift line for Art Gallery Fabrics.  These fabrics are so beautiful.  They are so serene and calm.  They really made the design flow.    And if you are wondering if you have seen something similar around here, well you have ;)  Art Gallery loved this little tutorial so much, they asked if I would work it up on a slightly larger scale and vary the block a bit for this issue.  Isn't it fun how one concept can be altered to create a whole new feel.


I love this quilt. It just makes me want to take it to a beach with a good book for hours ;)  And if you just happen to love it as much as I do, I  found out another little bonus yesterday for you.   Drifting is also Quilt Trends web exclusive, as in you can download the pattern for free right here!!!   Yippee!!!  I totally want to make another one.  The design is just so fun and the quilt goes together so fast.   It is the perfect go-to when you are in a pinch for a quilt gifting need :)


And of course,  a bit of quilting detail ;)  I really wanted to keep with the beach feel of these fabrics so I did swirls in the lights, a la the ocean waves, and wavy lines in the darks, a la the beach.  Or at  least my interpretation of those things :)  I really love the way it added so much movement to the quilt and really aided the overall flow of the quilt.  And ya, I love quilting swirls ;)


So there she is.  I hope you love it just as much as I do ;)  And, I found out one last little bonus yesterday, Fat Quarter Shop is even kitting it!!!   So exciting.  So if you want to make a Drifting quilt just like mine, you can download the pattern here, and pick up your quilt kit here ;)  Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy ;)  

So ya, yesterday was a pretty great day and I was perma-grin for most of it ;)   

Here is to today ;)   Have a Happy Quilting One !!!





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41 comments:

  1. Love it! Great colors, simple but wonderful design :)

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  2. Wow! Certainly a beachy, summer quilt. Just love it. Congratulations too!

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  3. Congratulations! That is a beautiful summer quilt.

    Debbie

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  4. That is so cool!! Congratulations, love the quilt!

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  5. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! What a beautiful quilt, by the way. :)

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  6. Congratulations, Melissa. I'm so excited for you. This pattern and Drift are made for each other. Absolutely lovely.

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  7. A big congrats Melissa on being a cover girl. Lovely quilt with terrific quilting to match the theme. Well done.

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  8. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Angela's fabrics, quilting, classes, books...ok, everything! You created a totally cool bargello design with your quilt...totally cover/kit-worthy. Keep up the perma-grin, you deserve it!!!

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  9. Congrats and thanks for the pattern!

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  10. what a wonderful quilt. A huge congratulations. Thanks for sharing the pattern

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  11. I am so excited for you and well a tad envious that you got to play with Angela Walters Drift fabric ;) Your quilting is looking amazing! I love the way swirls look and need to learn how to do them.

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  12. Beautiful colors and love the way the fabric works in this pattern. Can't wait to get me some time to sew another quilt top. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  13. Congrats cover girl! Very cute pattern :)

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  14. Rosemary B here:
    Well, I am just honored to know you :-D
    I do love this quilt. It looks simple and relaxing

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  15. WOW! congrats!! thats so great! You must be over the moon!

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  16. Wow, congratulations .It`s a great and awesome news.I'm so happy for you and I do love your quilt!!

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  17. Congratulations Melissa! So very pretty and well deserved!

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  18. Thats awesome! Beautiful quilt!!

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  19. I'm so, so happy for you!!! What a wonderful thing to see, and it is a beautiful too!! Hugs, H

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  20. Love it!!!!!!
    SO happy you made the cover!

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  21. How exciting! Can't wait to be in your class on Thursday. Will have to find that magazine so I can get an autograph :)

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS. Love the quilt pattern, and the finished product! This is just wonderful for you!

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  23. Congratulations Melissa - that's awesome! And such a beautiful quilt too - you are on a roll (or have been for some time, LOL!!)

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  24. Oh my goodness!! I am so excited for you!! It's a great quilt, and I LOVED the original, too :) XX!

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  25. congrats on making the front cover, great quilt and certainly reminds me of sea and sand

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  26. Congrats, cover girl! Gorgeous quilt!

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  27. Congrats Melissa, that is wonderful news and wonderful quilt.

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  28. Since I follow the FQS on Pinterest now thanks to you, I saw this on there yesterday and was thinking that looked familiar. So happy for you! Good job!

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  29. thank you so much!! And congrats on the cover photo!
    Pattern is now downloaded and being drooled over LOL

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  30. Just great and I love the quilting patterns that you used.

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

Melissa