Primitive Quilts and Projects is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with yet another beautiful installment of their one-of-a-kind magazine! It's the Summer 2016 issue and it's now available both in stores and online through the PQP website.
And on page 46 of the magazine you'll find my In the Meadow table runner...
When we first built our home in New Hampshire, we had a sunny patch of ground on the edge of our yard that I thought needed a bit of color. So I bought a big container of wild flower seeds, roughed up the soil in the sunny patch, and shook out the seeds. I'm not exactly a strong gardener, so I didn't hold out much hope for my $10 investment. But to my surprise, the next year and every year since, that patch of land has yielded the most beautiful, colorful "wild" flowers! We get daisies and black eyed Susans and lupine and some other yellow flower that I can't name because again, not a strong gardener, and of course, coneflowers. And with the flowers come the dragonflies -- my inspiration for In the Meadow!
In the Meadow is the perfect quilt for a beginner and a fast project for a more advanced quilter. The scrappy patchwork couldn't be simpler -- just raid your stash of greens and neutrals and start cutting. The whipstitched wool appliqué is fast and easy and the stems are made by couching wool yarn. To finish this quilt, I hand-quilted a cross hatch pattern on the background and I think it definitely adds to its timeworn appeal.
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Linda -- I hope you enjoy your Summer 2016 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects! And thanks to you all for your comments. Remember, you can still purchase a copy of this beautiful magazine at PQP's website.