And the winners are – Quiltmaker March/April issue

Okay  you people who entered the giveaway for the extra copies of the March/April issue of Quiltmaker that has my Spinning Pinwheels quilt in it, I have had the random number generator pick some winners .

20140126_5  cindy roxanna susanCindy, Roxanna and Susan I have emailed you privately to get your addresses.  Congratulations.

Thank you to all who left comments and in response to a couple of them — Cindy said she couldn’t quite figure out how I designed them.    The interesting thing is when I drew them, I had in mind a specific way on how I would put them together.  However, Quiltmaker’s magic elves write the patterns up the way they would make the quilt which in this case is very different from how I would do it – and a very interesting way to put it together.

Thank you for the comments about loving the colors, etc.  — I can’t take any credit for that.    I didn’t make that quilt – the deadline between when I would receive fabrics to make the design out of and the time they need it completed and sent back for photographing is just way too tight for a person who works a full time job outside the home. 🙂  So the fabric line that gets used and who makes the quilt are chosen by Quiltmaker.   So it’s always a great surprise to see what one of my designs looks like in the magazine issue. 🙂

I love the fabrics that got used in this one but it’s a very different look from the colors I used in EQ to color the image in with.


Here’s what my original image looked like.  And rather than Spinning Pinwheels, my name for this design (which doesn’t always get used in the magazine) is “Button, Button”  (as in Button, Button who’s got the Button) since they remind me of sewing buttons.


And more fun news — I just found out one of my most favorite blocks I’ve ever designed is going to be in the next Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue so I’m thrilled to have another block included.

button button 76 x 88



3 comments on “And the winners are – Quiltmaker March/April issue

  1. I actually like your colors better. The buttons look like they are floating in space.
    Madeline Brown

  2. Received the magazine today – thank you again! I had to go straight to your pattern to see the details!!!!

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