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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Quiltmaker, July/Aug 2014

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I’m a COVER GIRL!

I tried to find a larger digital image, but this was the only one I found….

But still – it’s my FIRST Quiltmaker Cover!

This past New Years, I taught this quilt, Wanderlust, as a mystery at Fabric Fanatics in Plano, Texas.

My students had to pinkie-swear that they would keep their quilts to themselves until the quilt appeared in the magazine –

Guess what, girls? You can now blog and twitter and facebook and instagram and flickr about your Wanderlust quilts all you want!  Whoowhooo!

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Wanderlust!

Oh, by the way, you may recognize this block as “Jelly Bean Blast” from 100 blocks by 100 designers, volume 7.  I loved this block and couldn't wait to get it into a real quilt! 

I had a great time playing with this layout.  I originally thought I would set the blocks straight, block to block --- but then Sadie laid on everything shifted some blocks and I saw that if I did a half-block drop every other row I got a fun zig-zag lay out.

I used batiks, recycled neutrals, print neutrals and a whole bunch of a black tone on tone to make those colors sing.

As soon as the issues show up on my doorstep, I’ll be having a giveaway for this issue!  In the mean time, be watching for it at a news stand near you within the next couple of weeks--

I’m on my way home this morning, flying from Boise to Chicago to Greensboro ---my own bed will be waiting for me tonight.

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Bye bye, Idaho – it’s been a great holiday weekend!

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Time making memories at mom’s little house in the mountains – priceless!


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45 comments:

Cheri Dawn said...

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. And what a beautiful quilt. I'll be sure to pick up a copy of this issue. Have a safe trip home.

lindaroo said...

Great name for this quilt, full of movement and color and possibilities!

Myrna said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! That is one bee-u-tee-full quilt. Wishing you safe travel today!

Johanna Lovering said...

Looking forward to getting my Quiltmaker Issue!

Janet O. said...

Congrats, Bonnie--another great quilt design!
Safe travels to you!

Linda said...

Loved your sharing Idaho and your weekend! Congrats on the magazine..the quilt is very Jellybeanish!!
Linda..still "starstruck"

Amelia Godissart said...

Congrats on your cover!! I got my issue Saturday and I added that quilt to my "gotta do soon" list and as I am working on things for my sons fiancee I am thinking that one may become their wedding quilt. Have a safe trip see you at the next quilt-cam!

Dee Roth said...

Congratulations, Cover Girl! You deserve all the fame!

Dee Roth
deerothgarden@yahoo.com

Amber said...

Congratulations - The quilt looks GREAT!

A Rose in Texas said...



Wandering thru your website I wondered if you ever thiught of making sashings as leader/ ender projects. Lots of books on borders and scrap quilts, but not much on sashing and many scrappy quilts need just the right sashing to set off the design. Many of your quilts use sashing as a basic design element......so you've already done a lot of the work.
Fly safe and thank you for all you do.

Terri said...

Bonnie - I can HARDLY WAIT to get my magazine and start on this BEAUTY!!! I saw the post that Quiltmaker did about Wanderlust first thing this morning before I saw your blog post! LOVE LOVE LOVE. I biggie sized your Jelly Bean Blast for a baby quilt. I'm going to LOVE making this one. You Rock Quilt Lady!

dorothy said...

Sometimes our 4 legged helpers, really do help!! Thank you Sadie, the quilt and layout are great! Waiting impaitionaly for my copy of the magazine! Great quilt!

Kay Holm said...

I cannot believe this iz your first time as a cover girl, way to go girl! Can't wait to get the issue...

Mary said...

Cool --Ocean Waves with Stars. A winning combo!!! Glad the Mystery is revealed now. You have had a great week-end. Hope you find all well at home.

Margaret said...

Beautiful Cover!!! Congrats

Sharmond said...

Wanderlust is amazing! What a great idea to drop the blocks, I can see tumbling blocks. Great design!

elively said...

Congratulations on your cover! It's a beautiful quilt an I jus love the zigzag set. There is so much movement here.

Thanks for sharing your Idaho weekend with us. There's nothing like family time! Enjoy your time with your mom. Mine has been gone many years but I still miss her. How she would have loved the quilts I've made with your patterns and encouragement. Thank you for all you do.

Ellie

Janet Brown said...

I love the quilt! ! Wow, I need to find room on my to-do list. A lot of free time would also help! I have 46 of my pineapple blossom blocks completed .

mascanlon said...

I have been looking for a quilt for my leaders/Enders, can't wait to see this one in the magazine! Congratulations.

adebose said...

It was such fun to be a part of the mystery froup. We knew it was greatness when it was revealed to the group. Congrats from my mom, Pearl Nettles, and me! Can't wait to be there again this coming NYE.

Robin Ziegler said...

OMG! That is one awesome quilt!

Virginia Boudwin said...

Have a safe trip home, Bonnie! Hope you have another quilt cam soon! Love all your quilts!

Andee said...

What a well kept secret! I cannot wait to see the pictures cropping up of these quilts!

Terry Johnson said...

You are a beautiful cover and the quilt is lovely, too! Can't wait to get my magazine in the mail. Keep up the great work.

Linda said...

Congratulations on making the front cover. I am amazed at all your travelling. As I live in the UK I really don't have much idea of the distances involved in your travels except to know they are huge! So I just did a bit of Googling and realised that your journey today alone was in excess of 2,000 miles. Have you ever worked out what you clock up in an average year? Or even how far have you travelled so far in 2014? Sleep well in your own bed!

leu2500 said...

What a fabulous quilt. Glad I have a digital subscription; I was able to check out over breakfast.

Sundae Quilter said...

UGH!!! Adding another quilt to my list .... stop designing so many pretties!!!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Bonnie;

I so love that Quilt, and congratulations on you cover... you deserve it.. now get a frame and frame it...

Alaura

Beth in MN said...

Congratulations!! It is an awesome quilt.

Always In Stitches said...

Whahoo got my copy in the mail today. Awesome quilt.

Andresa Strahm said...

Congratulations, Bonnie. It's a beautiful quilt and appropriately named... the blocks wander and I do lust after it!

cahirasnana said...

Congratulations Bonnie, I cant wait to get my copy of Quiltmaker to see this gorgeous quilt.

Sandy D said...

Congratulations Bonnie I think this is amazing honor

Tina Jennings said...

Wow how super awsome. Love the quilt can't wait to buy this magazine.

Katherine Duwa said...

Congrats on making cover can't wait till it hits the news stand. Enjoy your trip home.Love the sign from Mom, it's great to have here blessings on Quiltvilla.

mgquilts said...

Congratulations there, Cover Girl! You just keep on coming up with such beautiful quilts. You're a real inspiration to me with my room full of fabric. I promise myself I'm going to go cut the strips and get to using it up.
Thank you for your inspiration and enthusiasm for using up our leftovers and unwanted fabrics.
God bless...

Carrie's Quilt's said...

congrats! i am feeling well healthy again to quilt you & blog really inspire me so much!!! to keep on keep on!

Jen Dale said...

'Congratulations'!!
See, we all knew you were a Quilting Superstar......now we have it it writing......Well done

Anonymous said...

Congrats on making front cover-great quilt. Ennjoyed reading about your family visit and all the pics. Never been to Idaho, but would love to visit some day.

Barby T said...

Bonnie,

You will forever remember your visit at your mom's and I loved the area and her house. And congrats on Quiltmaker. Looking forward to it coming in the mail!

Love your hexies.

Barby MH, ARK

HelenMarie said...

My copy came last week and it didn't surprise me when I looked at the cover that it was your block! All that wonderful scrappiness! I just wish the magazine would print the directions Bonnie style instead of traditional 7/8s thing.

BonnieE said...

Congrats to you and Sadie for designing a beautiful quilt together!

Nora said...

cover looks nice. Can't wait for my Quiltmaker to come inmail.

Anonymous said...

Major congrats on a magazine cover quilt! You deserve it! Lisa in AK

Terri Jungmann said...

Pick me please.