Quilt Now Magazine issue 11
Published Work, Quilting Interest, Spectrum Quilt

Quilt Now issue 11, Featuring “Spectrum” Quilt

Quilt Now Magazine issue 11

It seems like so many quilts have come to fruition in the last couple of months! I have had so many new patterns to share with you all at once, but let me assure you that all these are the product of months of sewing and writing…they just seemed to get published back-to-back. When it rains, it pours, right?

Quilt Now Magazine issue 11 featuring quilt beginner quilts and sewing


I received my copy of issue 11 of Quilt Now Magazine recently and it contains a really simple, but fun to make quilt pattern that I designed and sewed last summer. I wrote about this quilt in a previous post, Here. I was stuck on what to call it, so it was “Unidentified”, but Katy Jones helped me out and named it “Spectrum” for the magazine feature. I like it!

I used an array of polka dot prints in bright colors with white and linen for the background, but I think this could be a fun pattern to experiment with color placement or showcase a set of favorite prints.

Quilt Now Magazine issue 11 featuring quilt beginner quilts and sewing


This issue has lots of beginner (or quick) projects…in  addition to my Spectrum quilt, there is a small project for English Paper Piecing hexagons, complete with full instructions to get you started if you haven’t tried EPP yet. The star quilt on the cover is Foundation Paper Pieced, a nice basic block to start with if you are new to that technique as well.

Quilt Now Magazine issue 11 featuring quilt beginner quilts and sewing


My favorite pattern in Quilt Now issue 11 is this scrappy star quilt by Nadine Saupe (this creative bliss). It uses 5″ squares…perfect for pre-cut charm packs or scraps in your stash. I love the clean look of the piecing on the white background. It would also be fun with low volume prints for the background and solid colors for the stars!

unidentified quilt by Sharon McConnell, featured in Quilt Now magazine


You can order or subscribe to Quilt Now through Pink Castle Fabrics. I have also seen it at some Barnes and Noble stores (the issue with my Pops! quilt is there now).

Happy Sewing!





3 thoughts on “Quilt Now issue 11, Featuring “Spectrum” Quilt

  1. Brianna says:

    It must be so hard waiting to show your work! And exciting to see it in print.

  2. Sharon says:

    Congratulations! How rewarding to see your designs in print!

  3. Ashley says:

    170Thank you so much! I’m really eoynjing reading the blogs for this contest. And to win fabric just makes it all the more fun. I’m thinking there might be a modern winter delft-ish quilt in my future.

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