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DEC

07

2012

We’re In The New APQ!

Have you checked out the latest issue of American Patchwork and Quilting?

Make sure that you check out pages 64 thru 72!

Mary and our quilter, Sharon Elsberry teamed up to make this smaller and different version of one of our most popular patterns, Suburban …

Mary thought up this new technique for piecing a house block awhile back and we introduced it at International Quilt Market last Spring. You piece once, cut once and get two different house blocks.

The original pattern used 10″ layer cake squares. Now she has rewritten the technique to use 5″ charm squares.

You can see a bit of the new house size on the edge of this picture showing Sharon’s quilting …

Mary calls these new smaller houses condos and stacked them on top of each other. I love how Sharon quilted laundry on the clothesline between the houses!

She even quilted a beautiful tree and a dog house for my dog baby Bella …

And her portrait …

Sharon did some wonderful free motion quilting and the patterns for them are included in the back of the issue …

So run and get your copy today!

Thanks to the great gals at APQ. We love you Elizabeth and Jennifer!

Here goes the neighborhood!

Barb

 

10 Responses to “We’re In The New APQ!”

  1. Cathy K. says:

    It’s a beautiful day in THAT neighborhood! Mr. Rogers would love to live there! So cute!

  2. Kate Brown says:

    I would love to live there!! Mr. ROgers already had his shot at a neighborhood :) :) I love the pattern and will have to see if I can find the magazine!

  3. Michele says:

    That is so cute and I think the neighborhood is just perfect with all those adorable houses in it.

  4. Christine B. says:

    What a great Quilt! I always loved the Suburban pattern and this is a great version of it! Love the quilting, it really makes the quilt fun! :)

  5. Beautiful, beautiful quilt!

  6. GDavis says:

    I’m totally new here and saw you via Pat Sloan’s site…..BUT, am so happy because I rec’d my mag this week and LOVED your design!!! So happy to find you here and happy you design your beautiful quilts and share them in this forum also! :-)

  7. You know I can’t wait to get started on this one….AFTER the holidays! I love that two in one piecing for the houses, so clever of Mary. I was thrilled to see you included all the quilting motifs, too. I love it!

  8. Melanee says:

    Oh, that is just so fun! I have Suburban — beautiful, fun quilt design. I love that you have happy designs and fabric that is also so very cheerful! It is just so uplifting!! I’ll have to find this one for sure!

  9. Jeanne says:

    I saw that!! It is just darling

  10. Linda Ross says:

    Love these houses and the fabrics so cheery and fun. The quilting fits right in.