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28

Quilt Now issue 9 Featuring Gossamer


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Quilt Now issue 9, quilting pattern magazine

Issue 9 of Quilt Now has landed in the United States! So excited to share this issue with you…including my Gossamer Quilt pattern (on the cover!) I was utterly shocked when Katy emailed to tell me my quilt was going to be on the cover. I was so excited of course, but it’s also such a compliment, because this magazine has so many great quilt patterns. Here are a few of my favorites,

Quilt Now issue 9, quilting pattern magazine

 

The Churn Dash is a popular favorite among the classic quilting blocks. This pattern includes instructions for a full size quilt and a cute little cushion cover. I love the idea of creating the block in different scales, it would be really fun to mix these within a quilt, maybe by alternating between blocks of large churn dashes and blocks of tiny ones like the pillow!

Quilt Now issue 9, quilting pattern magazine

This is a fun, modern take on another classic: the Lone Star. It was made by Jo Avery with fabric from the Doe collection (one of my current favorites…see my post on Doe, Here). I think it seems a lot less daunting to make this partial star (but that’s still a lot of diamonds!) and I love the composition of it sitting in one corner of the quilt rather than dead center.

Quilt Now issue 9, quilting pattern magazine

My husband is not usually interested in quilting magazines, but he was pretty happy for me landing my quilt on the cover of this one. When he flipped through it, he like this bicycle chain project. Isn’t that a cool design? I would love to make a quilt with several of the chains forming rows, or it would make a great runner, too. It’s funny to me that this masculine style quilt is made with fabric prints by Denyse Schmidt…but it’s perfect!

Gossamer quilt patchwork by Sharon McConnell, fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics

I am so happy to also report that Quilt Now is getting greater distribution here in the States. I have seen posts on Instagram that more shops are carrying it and I have seen it a couple of different Barnes and Noble stores. This is great news for quilters…access to a great magazine! and great news for Quilt Now…a new publication getting a great start. You can also subscribe through Pink Castle Fabrics and receive every issue in the mail.

Happy Weekend!

Sharon

Edit: You can now purchase the Gossamer quilt pattern here on this site, Click Here.


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  1. Kath S March 28, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Congratulations! It’s a beautiful quilt, a real cover girl! The magazine looks good to. Is it always filled with patterns like those you highlighted for us?

  2. Pam March 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Wow! You are going to have to get extra copies for family! Congratulations!

  3. Barb N March 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

    How exciting to be a Cover Girl! Congratulations.

  4. Brianna March 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Congratulations, it looks great on the cover! That Lone Star quilt is stunning, too!

  5. Anne April 4, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Congrats on being a cover girl. Very nice.

  6. Quilt Inspiration and Making Yours Unique - Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell Blog Archive » Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell September 6, 2015 at 5:01 am

    […] I made this quilt, not sharing it along the way in hopes I could maybe submit it to be published at some point in a magazine. It turns out that it became the design that my Gossamer quilt was based on…a perfect showcase of the Gossamer fabric collection (also by Art Gallery Fabrics and Sharon Holland) when it was released late last year. The Gossamer quilt was then published in Quilt Now last March (see post about that Here). […]

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