At long last, my Summer 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine has arrived and I'm so excited! If you don't already subscribe to this magazine, you should definitely give it a chance. Every issue of PQP is full of inspiring ideas and photographs. It's a beautifully done magazine and it's one of my favorites.
But why, you may ask, am I sooo excited about this particular issue of PQP?! It's because one of my projects, Welcome Home, is featured on page 56 of the magazine! This is my first time having a pattern in PQP and I feel as giddy as a schoolgirl! Tee-hee!
Welcome Home is a fun, scrappy project that I originally designed for my sister, Vicki. The simple patchwork and super speedy wool appliqué make it perfect for a beginner and fast enough to give as a gift. This narrow quilt is meant to be hung above a doorway, but it would be darling anywhere in your home.
I made the quilt in three colorways for PQP because I wanted to give readers a sense of the possibilities (and because it's that much fun to make).
Here is my patriotic version in blues, reds and creams:
This is my scrappier, more muted interpretation:
And finally, here is my primitive version (and to be honest, I think it's my favorite -- third time's a charm!):
And yes, you're right, I do seem to recall having mentioned a contest in the title of this post! The editors of PQP have generously offered a free subscription to their beautiful magazine for one of my lucky readers! If you'd like a chance to win this amazing prize, leave a comment on this post by clicking on the word "comments" in the blue box below. I'll draw one name at random, so please make sure I have your email address. This contest will be open until 8:00 pm Friday, April 18th and I'll announce the winner by Saturday, April 19th.
Good luck and happy quilting!