10 February, 2013

Quilting Magazines (Weekend Reads)

There is no denying that I have a bit of a magazine problem. I LOVE reading magazines. At one point in my life I subscribed to at least a half dozen, faithfully reading and mentally indexing issues. Then I was broke, then I had kids. Magazine reading fell away. There was also that storage issue. Lately, however, I've been flipping the pages again.

These two quilting magazines are some recent favourites. I enjoy quilting magazines that are heavier on the articles relative to the patterns. Quilty is a fresh face on the scene, run by the effervescent Mary Fons. And look, that's Amanda's quilt on the cover of one of the latest issues! And starting soon you'll find me in there. I'm writing regularly for the magazine and I'm thrilled to be part of the team.

The other magazine in this week's stack in A Quilt Life, a Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson creation, published by American Quilter's Society. I have to say that I really, really like this magazine. And I'm not just saying that because Amanda and I are in the latest issue. This is a quilt magazine that you actually read. Full of profiles of quilters, with the stories behind the creations, behind the creativity. Even the patterns include quilter's stories.

Speaking of patterns, the one we've got in this issue marked the opportunity for Amanda and I to work together again. It had been a while and it was so much fun! This is another scrappy project, completely inspired by our recent renos (hers and mine). Amanda pieced the quilt just from the concept of a Paint Chip, then she sent the quilt to me and I quilted and bound it. It is an easy and fun pattern, and you could go crazy picking colours to match your own reno.


Penny said...

Love the Paint Chip quilt. Could you clarify which magazine it's in, and which issue? Is it the February 2013 issue of QuiltLife? Thanks!

MariQuilts said...

I'm a magazine junkie as well....so of course I saw your quilt the other day, congrats it's wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Didn't know about QuiltLife, so I'll definitely need to check that one out. I LOVE the contrib! It totally makes me smile.

Quilty is great also, and I'll look forward to seeing you in there!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Quilty is a great magazine. And Paint Chips is one of my new favorite quilts--a great collaboration. I just adore paint chips--I used to think my dream job would be naming paint colors.

And I'm a fellow magazine lover. And good friends with Alex--they were smart to include you in one of their magazine issues!

kareena Shaikh said...

very nice colorful quilting. The different color of strips suit more on plane fabric.

kavita sharma said...

It seems that this book is so nice. and have so many quilting design. i would love to order this book can u tell me more detail about this.
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Minal zha said...

Beautiful quilting love the design very much…I like your fabric selection looking so nice. Thanks for this post.

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