Wednesday, 1 July 2015

In Print

I'm making my first appearance in print. Eek!! You can find me in issue 6 of Make Modern Magazine which is out today. Make Modern is an e-zine put together by three talented Aussie girls, Kristy, Jane and Lara (these girls are so great to work with, they made my first publishing experience a breeze!). In this issue of the magazine, I have a quilt pattern and a 'meet the blogger' article.

Here're a few photos of the quilt I designed for Issue 6...





I've been a little obsessed with drunkard's path blocks lately so I couldn't help using them in my quilt.  Choosing fabrics wasn't quite so easy and I played around for a while before deciding to use some precious scraps from my Heather Ross stash (Briar Rose and Far, Far Away 2). I love how the space around each piece means that the HR fabrics can shine. This is the first time I've done cross hatch quilting on something larger than a pillow. I was channelling Rita from Red Pepper Quilts as I quilted each line, her lines are always so perfectly straight! I used my 24"x6" ruler to work out where the lines needed to go, then I used painter's tape to mark each line before quilting with my walking foot. It was time consuming but so worth it! It's also the first time I've done curved corners and bias binding on a quilt, oh boy, I love how that looks, I'll definitely be doing that again.

 
Pop over to the Make Modern Shop to pick up Issue 6, which comes with a free copy of their special edition magazine, Make Modern Covers + Others.
 
Today is also Make Modern's first birthday and, if you hurry, you can use the code 'MMbday1' to grab Issue 1 of their magazine for FREE (code valid for 24 hours).

17 comments:

  1. How absolutely wonderful, congratulations Rachel!!!! Your quilt is such a beauty.

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  2. Beautiful! Congrats! I'm so pleased for you!

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  3. It is so pretty! Hoorah for you and getting published and having a gorgeous quilt to boot!

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  4. That's a really great drunkard's path variation. Congrats on being published.

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  5. Congratulations! What a gorgeous quilt, Rachel! I love drunkard path blocks and your take on it is just perfect in HR fabrics.

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  6. Your quilt is really beautiful ! I wish I had made it for my little goddaughter ... ;-)

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  7. Congratulations on your design being published! I love the on point setting you've used and the fabrics - a successful mix of traditional and modern.

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  8. Congrats! Such a lovely quilt!

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  9. Congrats! Your quilt is so lovely. The grid quilting is a perfect finish touch

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  10. My first in print appearance was in MM too! Nice work on making the cover :) I'm a little fearful of curved piecing but really want to give this a try! The rounded corners on the quilt really compliment the piecing ... now to pick out my fabric for this (oh and put my big girl's pants on to give the curved piecing a go)

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  11. Wow! Famous! Your quilt looks wonderful - so fresh and bright!

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  12. how fabulous - love your quilt and look forward to reading all about you !!

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  13. Congrats! It's really pretty. Simple yet effective!

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  14. Wow, congratulations Rachel! Must have missed this post! Love the quilt! I haven’t heard of the MM Magazine before!

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  15. What a great way to feature those beautiful prints! Congrats on your pattern feature!

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  16. Yay you! Off to buy it now :-)

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  17. This quilt is amazing! I love it! The colours and fabrics are perfect!

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