My friends with subscriptions are writing to say that they have just received the new McCall's Quilting April 2008 today, we have another quilt to share with you.
As most of you know by now, I don't get out much...(and oddly I don't have any magazine subscriptions either!*) So you guessed it: I haven't seen it.
So here's my design sketch...Sorry gals, but I just couldn't help myself...
"Prairie Points again" (said with a very whiny voice!) I am just smitten with this little sampler quilt. The kits are available from Fat Quarter Shop. I want an adult sized one for myself! I am on such a pink and pastel jag...and I don't know why!
Oh, and under the category "don't believe everything you read", let me make a special point of correcting the misinformation in the magazine: our "always-quilting-ever-faithful-friend-of-LakeHouse" aka Kathleen Nitzsche is actually the gal who pieced the top and folded prairie points for us...(and in a huge hurry right before market, I might add.) Our Cheryl did do the quilting...It was pretty much the most precious baby-bunny themed quilting I've ever seen. Glad to put that in print here and now, so that credit is given where it is due. We've had issues like this before with other projects in magazines, and people really do get upset about it.
As long as we are on the subject, in case you've ever wondered...people who design quilt patterns and fabrics for a living MUST have people to help them out. I don't know if you all have thought about the timing on these projects, but almost every editor I have ever had the pleasure of working with, "needed it yesterday". They are under more time constraints and pressure than I am...(and I am a total slave to this entire ball of wax: blogging, fabric design, quilts, ya da, ya da, ya da...I really do I look forward to designing every morning...but I can't possibly make every quilt that we need to support the all of the fabric lines I design.
Meantime, my muse for the Emma quilt? More on the little "pink-cheeked-doll-baby" who inspired me quilt coming soon...
Back in two shakes...H2
*But don't feel too sorry for me. Manhattan has some of the best magazine stands and shops that you could ever imagine...I have been known to spend hours at a time picking out irresistible magazines from all over the globe.