I just got back from MQX in NH, I just finished up another quilt for Modern Quilts Unlimited for the Summer issue, and I have been writing and prep a quilt for kitting up before Spring Market. Phew! In a much needed break today, I walked out to the mailbox and to my great delight, I got something delivered to give me a needed boost!
The first, my quilt “Strawberry Moon” is officially published in the Spring issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. This pattern has been on my mind since before I was even a quilter, when I saw it in some random antique shop in Ohio or Kentucky on one of the long drives from campus to home. Being 1) broke, 2) not a quilter and 3) broke, I didn’t buy it and now I wish I had. It’s an English paper piecing pattern, and the kit will be available at paperpieces.com for $25.00 (link to be added when it’s available). I love Kate Spain’s “Paradiso” line on this top (I used a layer cake). So cheerful.
In the article, I also talk about the issues of quilting a top that has been English paper pieced. There are some definite considerations to mull over before you get started, if machine quilting.