Cover Girl!

Amy FriendAmerican Quilter, Art Gallery Fabrics, free motion quilting, publications, sew me a song, solids63 Comments

I have to say that it was thrilling to get an email from Michele Duffy, editor-in-chief of American Quilter saying “You’re a cover girl!”  Wow!  I designed and sewed and photographed the quilt shown here on the cover of the September 2013 issue.  The magazine will be shipping July 16th and can be found on newsstands on August 6th.

This quilt is paper pieced (surprise!) and called Spinning Wheel. I used all Art Gallery Pure Elements Solids for the quilt top and binding.

I sewed this quilt back in February and photographed it in early March, in New England, knowing that it would be in a late summer/early fall magazine.  You should have seen us trying to take pictures void of snow.  It was a trick!  We went to the beach even though it looked and felt cold.
I’m glad we did, because I love these shots taken at Plum Island.  The quilt is just the right colors for the ocean and nature has the best props!
Here is the image that they used for the cover with some cropping.  Thank you lobster boat for coming my way.
I really pushed myself on the quilting of this quilt. I free motion quilted my heart out and used more thread than I care to recall. I just know that I even had my mother driving around to quilting shops picking up more spools for me at the last minute.  I’m pretty proud of my efforts because the quilt has some amazing texture.
I’m sure I am going to post again when I have the actual magazine in hand, so bear with me. I’m just excited! I hope you love this quilt and maybe are inspired to make it!  Becca at Sew Me A Song has stocked all the solids that I used in the quilt and will be adding a quilt kit option so you can do some one stop shopping.  You can also find all the fabric used in this quilt at the Fat Quarter Shop, which is where I purchased mine this past winter.