This is probably my favorite make to date. I drew this more than a year ago and when I was at QuiltCon I sat down with the Editor of Love Patchwork & Quilting and let her go through my sketchbook. She flagged a handful of things that she wanted to publish and this was one of them. It's a mini that I will hang on my wall when it returns home. It's in issue 42 that was just released in the UK and for US download. Copies will start showing up in the US in a few weeks.
I knew I wanted to create this with a lot of saturated color and when I saw the Hoffman Me+You batiks I was sold. Hoffman was kind enough to provide the lovely stack of fabric, above, for the project. Needless to say I have some leftovers, so I look forward to using more of it in coming months!
I used 35 colors of Finca Perle cotton No. 8 to hand quilt the entire thing.
Of course I found myself slow stitching on a deadline again, but it was worth it.
I tried to find a balance where there were some spaces left open; it's not under quilted but it's not over quilted either.
These colors and prints together with the hand quilting make me so happy. I chose a faced binding for a clean look.
It's such a nice surprise to wait a few months and finally see my work in print, especially when it makes the cover! I can't wait to get my hands on an actual copy of the magazine - a bunch of my friends also have projects included so it's extra special. :)