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Cover quilt at Love Patchwork and Quilting

This summer I had a SUPER fun invitation: to create a quilt for one of my favorite magazines, Love Patchwork & Quilting. And then, I ended up on the cover of the most recent issue (Issue 12)! (AAaaahhHH!) This is my first time ever as a cover girl and I must say, it is pretty fun!
I’m not a super-squealy/giggly person, but I have to admit, I do get a little squealy and giggly every time I look at my copy. (They made it look so pretty!)
LPQ requested an updated version of my Chain Linked quilt. It was a lot of fun to recreate it in a fresh new palette using navy blue (which I love) and mixing in teals, yellows, and greens. So fresh and fun. I redesigned the pattern to make it even more streamlined and quick and it comes together (fabulously) fast. The new-and-improved pattern is only found in Issue 12 for the time being.
I used a lot of Art Gallery Fabric Chromatics, Essentials, and Carnaby Street as well as some new Cotton + Steel basics and mixed in a few prints from my stash.
I have to give a HUGE shout out to Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting for her amazing job custom quilting this project. I was making the quilt on a quick deadline before our trip this summer and gave Melissa free-reign to do what she wanted. Her work is amazing!
Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 12 on sale now
Issue 12 came out in Aug in the UK. Usually in the US we get it about a month later and it should be available from JoAnn’s or Barnes and Noble soon, if not now. (Will someone let me know if/when they see it available?) You can also find past issues on Amazon.

You can subscribe to Love Patchwork and Quilting here and get future editions delivered right to your house. I have a subscription and I love when those issues show up in my mailbox. Every issue has multiple projects I love. I highly recommend it!

PS Digital versions are available via Google Play, and Apple Newstand.

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37 Comments

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    Suze
    September 17, 2014 at 2:57 am

    Congrats on being a cover girl. I love the quilt. The quilt keeps my eyes moving. I can hardly wait for magazine to hit the news stands here. Hearing you refer to your trip certainly keeps me reliving my trip which ended at the Festival of Quilts, all in August.

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    Southern Gal
    September 17, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Congratulations! Love this with navy.

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    Bev
    September 17, 2014 at 4:34 am

    WOW! That's awesome! I can't think of anyone who deserves it more! What a BIG deal! WTG!

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    Debbie
    September 17, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Doing the "happy dance" for you. ))((. Nice job! Can wait for the issue to become available.

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    Jenni E
    September 17, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Wow!! Way to go!!! What a beauty it is too. One of my favorite mags too – can't wait to get this one!

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    gigi
    September 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

    Pretty quilt! But issue 12 came out here in the states on 8/20! Issue 13 actually comes out today.

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    Kelly
    September 17, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Congratulations! My only question is what took them so long?<br /><br />Kelly

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    Lijssie
    September 17, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Congratulations. Well done and deserved!

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    Hedy Hahn
    September 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations, being a cover girl is exciting. I also saw your book in Connecting Threads that I received yesterday. Good Luck !

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    MaterialGirlQuilts
    September 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I have it and love your cover quilt!! The navy is just so perfect and the quilting is fabulous!!! Congrats cover girl :)<br />Amanda

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    Nedra
    September 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations Amy!!

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    Janine
    September 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Love the quilt! Congrats on the covergirl status!

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    Lauren Deel
    September 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

    It&#39;s gorgeous – the cover and the quilt. Many congratulations!

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    carolg
    September 17, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Love this! FYI – I&#39;ve had my issue for awhile – I get it on my ipad. Less costly, get it faster, easier to store.

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    tabbiegirl
    September 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations, Amy! Well done! I have just recently started buying this magazine and I love it!

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    Teresa Stanulis
    September 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Congratulations! What an exciting event! I subscribe to the magazine (in the U.S.) so I&#39;ve seen the cover. It&#39;s a wonderful quilt!<br />

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    lalaluu
    September 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

    LOVE the quilting on this one! Please pass onto Sew Shabby Quilting for me. The updated colors are cool, refreshing, and fun. Congrats!

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    Margaret
    September 17, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Congratulations! Your quilt looks fabulous!<br />

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    dolores
    September 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    You&#39;re a big girl now….sung to the Huggies tune….at least I think it&#39;s Huggies!!:)<br />xo

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    Karen
    September 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    That is so exciting! Congratulations and big smiles!

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    gibbygoo56
    September 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Gorgeous! So HaPpY for you! I&#39;ve got to get this issue for sure.

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    A Quilter's Mission
    September 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I am so happy for you! This is such a special accomplishment for you.

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    Gemini Jen NZ
    September 18, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Totally love the pattern and the colour scheme! No wonder it made the cover – I am sure everyone who sees it will want to make one! Congrats!

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    Sharon @ www.CraftsnCoffee.com
    September 18, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Woo-hoo! Congratulations! I just love this quilt and I will have to look for the issue in B&amp;N. Gorgeous!

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    Janie
    September 18, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Very nice work! Congratulations!

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    Linda
    September 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I already saw your quilt and loved it, in my digital edition of LP&amp;Q!

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    Buffy Skolnick
    September 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

    High five! This is such a bold happy modern quilt and I love it!!!

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    Liz
    September 18, 2014 at 7:54 am

    How exciting…..congratulations! Love the color combination you used.

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    Cat Crain
    September 18, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I received my issue a few weeks ago. LOVE this MAG! And simply ADORE this quilt! It&#39;s on my to-do list for next year along with Maureen&#39;s Herringbone QAYG. Already bogged down for the rest of the year prepping for XMAS!

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    Estefania Cheza
    September 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations! I hope this first time being a cover girl is not the last one… the quilt is amazing.

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    KMSC
    September 18, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Congratulations on being a cover girl! Your quilt is beautiful! I will have to order the magazine.

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    Tawnie Duckett
    September 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    This is so pretty and I love the magazine. I want to try the pattern.

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    Sonia
    September 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Its a gorgeous quilt Amy and well done on being a cover girl – I think it would make me giggly!!!!!

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    Anne Hayward
    September 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Superb quilt adore your colour choices and the quilting is superb I&#39;m off to do my subscription to this mag quilty hugs

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    Katy Cameron
    September 20, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Congrats cover girl! And may there be many more to come :o)

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    Laura
    September 27, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    How fun! Congrats for making the cover!

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