Thursday, February 7, 2013

My quilting is in a magazine!

That's my name in a magazine! 
There is something so great about seeing your name in print, in a national magazine and knowing that your work will be appreciated by lots of quilters. I have to admit that the feeling never gets old and thinking back to when I started this quilting journey, I never thought this would be possible. So, at times I just have to pinch myself to make sure it is real.

Photo courtesy of American Patchwork & Quilting.
Last August I quilted a quilt that I knew I could not share for a long time, so I am happy to now share the quilt with you. I knew the quilt would be in the April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, but I had no idea it would be the 20th Anniversary Issue - doubly cool!

Photo courtesy of American Patchwork & Quilting.
This super cute quilt is designed by Holly Hickman, she works for Moda and I was lucky enough to be asked to quilt it. Holly wanted the background of the quilt to look like tree bark.  So, I had my sister (thanks Jess) sketch out the tree bark on the quilt top.  She did a very rough sketch, then I added the detail to the quilting as I went along. The end result is definitely worth the effort I went to in added detail. ;-)

 
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I had so much fun quilting this up, the lines and filler design are all free motion quilting.
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The tree knots turned out so cool!

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 It is so great to share this project with you, finally.  So, if you have the magazine - look it up on page 75 and if you want to make this darling quilt - we have kits in the shop here

In other news, we have a giveaway going on here, I have a quilt on that is going to be amazing (I can't wait to share that with you) and I am pretty sure next week I will have a cover of my book with more info when it comes out. I can not wait to share that with you, so stay tuned! ;-) 

56 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I was just looking at that yesterday! I love the quilting you did!

Nedra said...

You do the coolest designs! And it's so fun to see you getting the recognition you deserve.

Sowing Stitches said...

:) Happy Day! Your quilt is stunning!

Quilting Babcia said...

This is so unique - I love it!

Sandy D said...

Congratulations. Awesome quilting.

~Diana said...

You always do a beautiful job! Well done Judi!

sherry said...

wow

Gertie Pye said...

Inspired quilting! I love the way the lines go wider and narrower to look really organic and natural. The overall effect is wonderful. PS great giveaway x

Laura Davies said...

Gorgeous! Congrats!

marcella said...

Congratulations! That is really exciting. Great job with the quilting, it looks so neat.

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations, Judi! A well-deserved honor, as your quilting is some of the best out there!!

Amber said...

Wow Judy. Wow. It's beautiful. Great job and congratulations! The quilt looks small so I can't imagine how long it took you to fill in with all those little circles. You are amazing and definitely deserve to be featured in that magazine. Yay for you!!!

Amy Hill said...

Gorgeous work!!! You must be beaming to be featured in a magazine! Dreams certainly can come true. :-)

LynCC said...

How fantastic is that?! Love the bark quilting! It totally makes the quilt.

Stormy said...

I just got the magazine yesterday and as I was flipping through, I had to stop and admire your quilting. It's so creative. Loved it!

Fran Kingston Dill said...

Can't wait to get that magazine. Your quilting is amazing!

jlk said...

I saw this quilt and was blown away by the quilting. Love it!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am working on a family tree quilt for my mother in law and I can tell you, it won't look as good as that! But practice right! Anyway, I can't wait to hear more about your book!

Fran said...

That's incredible!

Debra said...

Fabulous quilting but really looking forward to Your Book!!!

Diane E W said...

Looking so forward to your book. Can hardly wait. I have bought and used your templates and I love them. I am a quilter but cannot draw diddly so your templates are wonderful to use. You didn't make one Thelma's quilt that I have missed, did you? I love it but haven't seen it available to purchase. Your quilting has been a inspiration for years and thank you so much for sharing, making videos and explaining "things".

Victhor Viking said...

That is killer! Totally rules! looks like wood or lava!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilting! That's all I can say.
Michelle.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! I have always admired your quilting! Thanks for the giveaway, too.

fenna said...

that is super neat quilting you did!!!! I love it!

Kate C said...

Oh that is amazing- it looks so organic! Congratulations, it has been a good week!

Tamie said...

This is amazing. I can't wait to get my magazine. Congratulations on being published again.

Judiquilts said...

Judi you are such an inspiration. Can't wait for your book! Regards,

Hello... said...

Wow! You are awesome!

Anita said...

Love that quilt and as usual your quilting is amazing!! Will need to buy a copy :) Oh and can't wait for your book...how exciting!

Karen said...

Just got my copy - so happy for you. Can't wait to see the book cover - how exciting.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your tree bark quilting is INCREDIBLE! I'll be on the lookout for that issue at the newsstands. No one else could have quilted that the way you did. Congratulations!

Joanie's Quilts said...

Congrats! Beautiful quilting!

Lorinda said...

Wow, very nice. Magazine recognition is nice, but looks like it should hang in a museum! Very Creative.

Dawn said...

Congrats on being in print! Stunning quilting! You do such great things that I'm not amazed anymore....just in awe. :)

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

Congratulations! I actually spotted your quilting right away. Nobody else has your truly awesome, unique, PATIENT style. Can't wait for your book and I still hope to have you quilt for me someday!

Nadine said...

What an awesome quilt. You have amazing quilting ability. Just love your quilt style.

Jenny Watson said...

Wow! It's really good news many many congratulations and I am sure more of your quilts will publish in upcoming papers.

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Michele said...

Really awesome. Congratulations!

Marianne said...

I'm not surprised, your work is fantastic, as always. Congratulations.

Marcia Freitas said...

Tenho acompanhado seus trabalhos pelo blog e está de parabéns, tudo lindíssimo, de ótimo gosto.Agradeço por compartilhar.bjs

paulette said...

Amazing work!! Congratulations...you deserve to be in EVERY quilting magazine!!
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LiteMotif said...

As it should be...it is fabulous!!

Tammy said...

Oh, my gosh! I gotta get to the store to pick up a few copies. Wow, Judi! Are you human? You may be, but I don't think your quilting is! It's OUT OF THIS WORLD! Congrats to you. You are so deserving of the recognition!

Cathy said...

Your quilting is breath takenly beautiful. Hugs

Karen said...

Congratulation Judi! The quilting is just amazing -- my goodness I am in awe! Thanks for sharing.

Karen

Always In Stitches said...

I saw your great quilting in the magazine! Awesome!Judi you are amazing. You are one of my "rock stars"!

Jude Jones said...

The "bark" is absolutely a work of incredible art! You are amazing, it is stunning!!

Kelly Corfe said...

Love this ... pure artistry!

Snoozie said...

Wow your quilting is AmAzing!

Elizabeth said...

Dear Judy

My magazine arrive on thursday, but being as busy as one can get, I only got to open it on friday morning, after the twins arrived that I look after. They had a snow day, loved the fact that we could do anything to do with thread (string) and fabric. They saw the owl quilt being almost 11, they got so excited about this quilt. All the books they read, has owls or magical creatures in it. Thank you once again for inspiring us with your gift!

dominobunny said...

I'm pretty sure that is some of the most amazing quilting I have ever seen. How much fun is it?! SO well done.

Oh Sew Nice said...

I actually bought this magazine because I loved this quilt. I was in awe over the quilting and was so happy to see that it was you that quilted it. I love your quilting, you are a gifted artist!

Barb said...

I am always in awe of your quilting...I could stare at it for days!

Ragini Sharma said...

This is very nice quilt ..all your design are very nice and very nice color combination.
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katiejayinpa said...

I saw this and it jumped out at me. I will never make the quilt, cool as I think it is, but i have to say your quilting makes it!
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