January 30, 2014

Quilty Magazine

I have been excited to tell you about this for a very long time. This past June I came up with a quilt design that I thought was modern and good for a beginner, which fit the criteria for quilts accepted to Quilty. I decided to take the plunge and submit my idea as a submission to the magazine. And guess what? They accepted it!! My original design looked like this - super simple! 

When I was contacted by a staff member at Quilty she had asked me if I would be willing to make the quilt using Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids. Of course I said yes! If you have never had the opportunity to feel these solid fabrics, I suggest going to your LQS or jumping online to buy a few yards right this minute. These fabrics are glorious!! The solids feel almost silky and have a shine to them that I have not seen on other solids. Trust me, this is something you want to snuggle with!


So, I received all of my fabric, stitched up the quilt, and sent it off to Quilty Magazine. ...and then the waiting began. It takes MONTHS for a magazine to be developed. I have learned so much about the process and about all the work that goes into making a magazine successful. All the waiting was totally worth it when I finally received my copy. I can't believe one of my patterns is in print!


Go grab yourself a copy of Quilty and flip it open to page 62!!




8 comments:

  1. That's awesome! Congrats on the published pattern.

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  2. W00t! That's so exciting! Congrats!!

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  3. you're just the coolest ever, and I am so happy for you :)

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  4. Wow! Congratulations...how exciting!

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  5. Congratulations Anna. your design is really fun!

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  6. Now why didn't you tell me about this yesterday....that's the exact fabric I was hauling around to the back yesterday!:) Now I need your autograph!!:)
    Congrats!!

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  7. Love this quilt Anna! It looked so good hanging in the shop yesterday.

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