Can’t keep it a secret any more: Make Modern Magazine

Sandy and I have been working on several exciting projects in the background and now it’s time to let everyone in on one of our secrets. Are you ready?

We are thrilled to announce that Make Modern Magazine will publish one of our quilt patterns!

Make Modern is a digital quilting magazine that features modern quilts and patterns  from many different quilt designers. Take a look at their pattern gallery for some really amazing designs and follow them on Instagram.

Issue 29 of the magazine will be published on July 12th and Cindy’s Girl’s Best Friend quilt pattern will be one of the featured designs.  Here’s a sneak preview:

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Sandy and I had a lot of fun taking pictures of this quilt around the farm last fall.  We hung it from trees, draped it over tractors, hung it on mom’s clothes line, taped it to the barn…you name it, we tried it!  Following the advice of other quilt photographers, we took our best pictures on a cloudy day.

In addition to our photography adventures, it’s been a fun to meet and work with Kristy, Jane and Lara throughout the publication planning process. 

It’s gift-away time

To celebrate our first publication as quilt designers, the Make Modern team is providing us with a FREE 6-month subscription to Make Modern Magazine to bestow on one of our readers.

All you have to do to enter the drawing for a free 6-month subscription is be a follower of our blog and leave a comment before July 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time). 

Thank you for helping us celebrate our publication debut!

It’s a Glorious Summer Day

This is my idea of heaven:

  1. Wake up early (check)
  2. Say hello to the sun as it shines in my window (check)
  3. Enjoy a soft breeze (check)
  4. The day is warm, but not too hot (check)
  5. I’m picking strawberries with friends and family (check)
  6. All of my sisters will all be gathered together by the evening (check)
  7. There will be a quilting project to finish (check)
Our friend, Bee is on the right. Cindy has been finishing her vintage quilts.
One of my son’s first words was “pick”. He’d grab my hand, run into the yard at the farmhouse, squat down, wave his hands over the grass and cry, “Pick, pick!”
Strawberrying is one of my all-time favorite things to do. Aren’t they beautiful?

By the end of the day, the only thing I won’t be able to check off my list is talking to my dad while we make strawberry jam in the farmhouse kitchen. Heaven will have to wait.

In further graduation quilt news….

I did it! I met my deadline, I passed the buck and now the fabulous Ms. G has my son’s gradation quilt in hand. She is a hard-working, dedicated saint and she hopes to return it to me by Tuesday. Plenty of time for a Saturday gifting, right???

I couldn’t have completed this quilt without my mother and her little dog too, Winkle. Wink was my father’s dog and since his passing, she has started to see a lot of the world. She goes to baseball games, restaurants (yes, we are those people), tennis matches, shoe shopping and everything in-between. She’s in for piece-work too. And she makes a fabulous model.

I’ve got to stop writing now as I’ve got a quick business trip on Monday and Tuesday and I’ve got a binding to make and a house full of guests to plan for. Cindy and her family will be here Thursday night. She doesn’t know it yet, but I’m pretty sure that she’s going to be attaching binding. shhhhhh.

Advice Needed: Fabric “Dust”

It’s Cindy reporting in from rainy Ohio today.

Help!!!  Sandy and I need some advice from our readers.  We’ve been working on creating several new patterns using Jelly Rolls AND we have a huge problem with fabric “dust”.

You know, those little thread pieces that adorn the tops and bottoms of jelly rolls?!
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As soon as I unrolled a jelly roll, I immediately realized there were a TON of loose little threads!  I think most of those little threads ended up on my black sweater…YIKES!  NOT  a good wardrobe choice when working with jelly rolls!

What is your method for solving the fabric “dust” problem?

We’d love to hear from you!