Thursday, January 8, 2015

I have been published..... EEEK!

Despite the magazine coming out on January 1st - I am still pinching myself about having a quilt that I made published in a magazine.
And not just any magazine either - in the funky new digital magazine - Make Modern - Issue #3.

To the girls that I go to quilt group with - it is no secret that Emma Jean Jansen is one of my favourite designers. I have a stash of her fabric range Terra Australis 1 that is currently sitting in my fabric cupboard - every now and then I pull it out and play with the fabric, petting it and telling it how stunning it is, before packing it all away. To be honest - I am just waiting for that perfect pattern to come along before I cut into it.

Anyway, I was asked if I would be willing to make a quilt for an upcoming issue using the scrumptious range The Linen Cupboard by Emma Jean. I squealed like a child in a lolly shop that was told they could have whatever they wanted. See not only is Emma Jean one of my fav designers - but I am a total sucker for vintage fabrics (we won't even go into that small stash that is hidden away waiting for that perfect pattern).

Anyway the pattern is called The Contrary Wife and was designed by the talented duo Kristy from Quiet Play and Jane from Where Jane Creates.

(Please disregard my dodgy looking design wall - I have been asking Hubby for months now to attach the sheeting a little more securely - oh well, all in good time I suppose!)

This was the very first time that I had used curved pins to baste a quilt and I was really impressed with how easy they were to use. I only pricked my fingers a couple of times - LOL.

I am really really happy with how this turned out. This quilt is meant to live as a snuggle quilt on my Futon in my craft room to provide inspiration and boost my confidence - but every now and then I have to make the trek through Miss almost 11's room to retrieve it.

(Photo taken by the Make Modern team - 2014)

For the pattern for this gorgeous quilt head on over to the Make Modern website and purchase Issue #3 or even a 6 month or 1 year subscription today.


  1. Yay! Congratulations. It's a beautiful quilt x

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    1. Thanks Midge - this was the reason behind not getting my Bonnie & Camille quilt completed in time to link up. xxxx

  3. Love it, love it, love it!! Well done and congratulations.