I’ve been published in the Spring 2012 issue of Stitch Magazine!
At the advice of some wonderfully sewy friends, I decided to submit my Patchwork Lunch Sack pattern to Interweave Press’ Stitch Magazine last summer. Honestly, I didn’t have high hopes of actually hearing anything back from them, but to my surprise, they accepted my pattern! Talk about being excited!
I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new issue, and I couldn’t be any happier. It’s a beautiful issue, with lots of really great projects. And I seriously think that my bag looks better than I could have ever made it look on my own–the styling is fantastic. I am truly on Cloud 9.
So, I definitely need to thank some wonderful friends for convincing me to take this step and do this. Andrea, Laura and Rebekah–thank you for believing in me!
It feels really good to finish a quilt! Despite sewing my fingers sore over the past year, it had been since last March since I worked on a quilt. That was too long.
I spent a week after Christmas hanging out in my sewing room, going through my fabrics, and knowing that I wanted to start a quilt, but I just couldn’t put together in my mind what I wanted to make. I think I was overwhelmed.
Then, after one day back at work (and feeling so frustrated that I hadn’t really done any sewing over my vacation) I knew what I wanted to make. The colors, the fabrics, the backing…I was so excited to get home and start.
It took me five days to make this quilt from start to finish. I’ve never finished a quilt so quickly before! And it turned out to be a perfect gift for my friend Allison. I’m ready to get started on another!