Monday, April 14, 2014

"Welcome Home" Quilt and Contest

It's here!  Finally, it's here!!


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 appliqu√©  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!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I love your work! Your blog describes my life! You're an inspiration to me! I would love to win your contest! My email is redwing78@live.com. Thank you!

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  2. Congratulations!!! I like the patriotic version. Oh! how about making one for every season...

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  3. This is so wonderful and makes me happy! It's great to see you within the pages of Primitive Quilts, and we hope to see you there a lot more often!

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  4. Those are really beautiful! I can think of a few people in my life who would like those for Christmas gifts!

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  5. Congratulations! This is beautiful. I like the scrappy version, but I can see this made up in so many different ways. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

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  6. Thank you, would love to win a subscription.

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  7. congratulations! I have tried to do a pattern for a magazine - that must be so exciting for you

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  8. Congrats on getting published in PQP. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Congrats...that is exciting.

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  10. Congratulations, that's wonderful. The magazine looks like fun.

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  11. Love the primitive version.

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  12. How exciting to be featured in the magazine! I like all 3 versions of that table runner. :)

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  14. It's so much fun seeing your creations in magazines. Congratulations! Love this design... It's charming. (dflkgm@myfairpoint.net)

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  15. Congratulations. I like the scrappy version. I am more into scrappy these days. You did a wonderful job.

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  16. Congratulations on the publication of your work in Primitive Quilts. This is a great design. I love your third version the best though these days I am in a "scrap happy" place. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  17. Congratulations! Love seeing your Welcome in the different styles.

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  18. Congrats Jen!
    This is so adorable and I lurve the pineapple - very sweet. I don't know how I've missed your last few posts, clearly I'm not spending enough time feeding by blog obsession. Leisa

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