Friday, April 29, 2016

In the Meadow and Giveaway

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.

And now, as promised, to celebrate Primitive Quilts and Projects 5th anniversary, I'm hosting a giveaway!  If you'd like a chance to win a copy of PQP's gorgeous Summer 2016 issue, please leave a comment on this post by clicking the word "comments" below.  You'll be redirected to a "Post a Comment" window.  Once there, either scroll to the bottom of the window or click "Jump to Comment Form" and follow the directions to leave your comment.  This contest will remain open for a week and next Friday, May 6th, I'll draw one name at random, so please make sure I have your email address!

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.

Happy quilting!

15 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

how neat would love to win

Joan H. said...

Would love to win a copy of the PQP. I think the flower tutorial you posted in April is so cute. Its on my to "must do" list.

Audrey said...

I love In the Meadow. Wildflowers are so wonderful because they require little loving care and offer up a wonderful display. Thanks for offering an opportunity to win a copy of the magazine.

Debbie said...

Your in the Meadow table runner is adorable. I'd love to win a copy of the magazine. We have a lot of wildflowers on our property and I agree that they are the best.

Dana Gaffney said...

Your table runner is beautiful, I love coneflowers and the cross hatching looks perfect with it.

Sallie said...

I love coneflowers! Thanks for the giveaway!

GranChris said...

I'd love to win a copy. The runner is wonderful, so soft and elegant.

Susan ACEVEDO said...

Such a lovely table runner....I'm going to cut fabrics today...thanks for all the inspiration!!

Nettie said...

Really love your floral table runner! It would be such a welcoming sign of Spring on my odd shaped dining room table.
I love Prim Quilts Magazine also....very inspiring and unique.
Thanks!
nettiecrain@live.com

Linda said...

Hi,beautiful runner! Thanks for your Blog+the Giveaway!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Esther Grimes said...

This is adorable! Just what I've been looking for for a spring piano runner.

Cecilia said...

That is beautiful! I love the colors you chose. Thank you for the chance to win the magazine.

Material Girl said...

So pretty! I love the scrappy background with the appliqué flowers. Since the appliqué is wool,I may be able to accomplish this!

LEISA DALY said...

I looove this table runner, you're so creative! I'm a big fan of purple coneflowers and all the creatures they attract :)

Anonymous said...

This is my favourite magazine! I love your table runner Jen. I am always smitten by dragonflies....thank you! And thank you for a chance at the give-away....however, if I'm not the chosen one, I will be purchasing it!
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com