Monday, April 1, 2013

Blooma Quilt & McCall's Magazine

Last fall I was asked by Blend Fabrics to create a quilt for their booth at Fall Market using the Blooma collection by Jessica Swift.
I never shared the full quilt because at Market the quilt was picked up by McCall's Quilting Magazine to appear in an future issue! I was so excited!
And that issue has just been released: this quilt and accompanying pattern are featured in the McCall's Quilting May/June 2013 issue which is on news stands now.
Here is the quilt in full. It's called Boho Girl and it looks so pretty in the magazine spread. Kits are also available for this quilt.

And while I was looking for the images I took of the quilt last fall before I sent it off to Blend Fabrics, I found this good "behind the quilt blog" shot of my minions helping me with a super-professional photo shoot. I think it was on a night when we had four other things going on, but I wanted to snag some quick pictures before I needed to send it off the next morning. They are such patient, good sports. I love my minions.

44 comments:

Sewing Mom said...

I totally saw that in my copy!!! That quilt is gorgeous and I thought it was cool that I've followed your blog a bit! Congratulations...keep em' coming!

Funky Kim said...

Beautiful!

Melissa Corry said...

Such a fantastic quilt Amy!!! And so fun for it to be at Market and in a magazine :) Your family is fantastic!

I am Just One Mom said...

Marvelous! Just the kind of quilt pattern everyone needs at hand. Perhaps this one will be the pattern for the 2014 graduation quilts!

Brynn Hodges said...

Wow these are great quilt patterns. I love going online to find more ideas of what I could do. Thanks for posting this.

Missy Shay said...

I love the last picture! Your quilt is great! Congratulations on the magazine spread!

Jan Marie said...

How exciting and love the quilt.

Britney Mills said...

I really like the colors in the quilt. Congrats on the magazine and I can't wait to see more of your work. I have only made one or two quilts and I know all the hard work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing!

pam said...

It is truly lovely and congrats!

Kimberly said...

Congrats!! I saw your name in my issue of McCall's and I was so ecstatic for you! That's so awesome!

Anna said...

Es precioso! !!! Los colores me encantan!!!
Anna

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Love the placement of the blocks! I really love this one. Super pretty, and I love having minions too :)

Claire said...

Well done Amy! Congratulations that is so great. I wonder if that magazine will be available here in Australia, I'd buy a copy just for your quilt :)

Cathy said...

Everyone needs a couple of good minions on staff! Your's are particularly accomplished.

Kristy said...

Love the faces on those minions! :-) Quilt is really cute too! I usually just have feet or arms showing. :-) Like the full bodies shot better! K-

Rebecca @ Threadbias said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I love the larger pieces for showing off the fabrics.

tracy_a said...

Congrats! what a pretty quilt!

Bev said...

Awesome! Congratulations! Beautiful quilt! You have the "touch". Good job!

Cheery wave from Bev

Leanne said...

Congratulations Amy, your quilt is beautiful and you must be so proud to have it in a magazine.

Cathleen Savage said...

This is so pretty, Amy!

Mamakate said...

Really beautiful. I love the pinks, oranges, and lime green

Katy Cameron said...

How cool, congrats! Your minions look less enamoured however... ;o)

Chris S said...

Beautiful, congrats!

Carol D. said...

Cool! I saw this in the magazine and just loved it.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I saw this in the magazine and thought, "Good for Amy, for getting published here." Great fabrics, but I also recognized that this would be a great quilt in many different fabrics. Congratulations!

diane said...

I love this quilt and the fabric used to create it. I especially like how you used he border fabric in the quilt blocks too.

Acorn to Oak said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Tamie said...

Such a pretty quilt. Congratulations on its publication.

Pam said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics and the design! Congratulations!

Kati said...

Congrats! It looks like a great quilt!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Such a beautiful quilts! Congrats on the publication.
Amanda

Thimbleanna said...

Your minions -- LOL! Another beautiful quilt Amy -- Congratulations!

Thomas said...

Beautiful quilt!

Judi said...

Amy - Congratulations! It is a beautiful quilt and of course it should be in a magazine!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Congrats to you! It is a gorgeous quilt! I will look for the magazine today.

AnneMarie said...

Very pretty Amy! Congrats on both the market quilt and magazine feature!

AngieSue said...

I ripped this pattern out of the magazine before I knew it was from one of the bloggers I follow! Can't wait to make it....

Rosy Sews said...

It is beautiful - really shows off the fabrics. Now just have to work out how I can get my hands on a copy of the magazine here in Ireland.

Meg said...

Love this design. I'm getting inspired! Thanks, and congrats on having it published.

Michele said...

It is terrific. I'll look forward to it when my issue arrives in my mailbox.

LittleLucyGoosey said...

Congratulations, Amy!!! I love, love, love the quilt! The colors are beautiful and the pattern does showcase the fabrics wonderfully. I can't wait to get the issue!

Lynnie said...

I love your minions too!

Lynnie said...

PS this is one of my favorite patterns you've ever done. So simple, but stunning and it shows off the fabric SO WELL. Love.

amy smart said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the quilt love! It's fun to see it again.