Sunday, August 8, 2010

Quick Quilts

The one quilting magazine that I allow myself to subscribe to is McCall's Quick Quilts. There are so many quilting magazines to choose from, but the name of this one says it all for me. What kind of quilting magazine to any of you subscribe to?

In the center of each Quick Quilts issue is a page that showcases quilts made by readers using patterns from the magazine. I decided to enter this picture of the quilt I made using a Quick Quilts pattern called "Cozy Cabins". I named my pink and brown version "Early Autumn". If a person's picture is used in the magazine, you win a free quilt batting and 2 issues of the magazine issue the picture appears in. I'll let you know if my picture makes it into the magazine.

I'll let you in on a secret! THIS QUILT WAS NOT QUICK!!! And besides that I am a Slow Poke Quilter. I've decided to enjoy the process and not put myself under so much pressure to finish a zillion quilts per year. I might as well give into this, because it ain't happening anyway!

In this one I was trying to hide behind the quilt.

I also enjoy the books called "Weekend Quilts". Another secret, there's no such thing as a weekend quilt. Maybe a quilt top, but not the whole shabang!


Granny J said...

I love the colors in that quilt. I hope you get your picture in the magazine so that you win the giveaway package. I can't do a good job when I try to hurry and sew. I end up ripping our almost everything.

Terri said...

Gorgeous! I agree and just from looking at it there is no way that would be quick for me. I'm trying to find a quilt I can make in an hour! LOL

Denise said...

You look like Vanna, LOL. I agree, in order for me to get a simple quilt done in one weekend would require being home completely alone with no interruptions and that's not likely to happen (that's okay with me).

Rhonda said...

I like your choice of pink and brown.

yea - many of those quick projects are not nearly as quick as the pattern says.
just like cooking is not quite as quick as on the tv shows - they don't show all the time it took to shop and prep everything. and clean it up

hope you get picked! my mom gets that magazine

Susan said...

I hope your picture is published; your quilt is beautiful!

I haven't even allowed myself to buy a quilt magazine, let alone subscribe to one. I keep telling myself that there are plenty of "free" patterns online. But I've looked at plenty of them! LOL

Merete said...

Its a beautiful quilt in lovely colours! Hope you get into the magazine :o)

Pen Pen said...

Oooh, I hope you make it into the magazine. If so, let us know so I can buy it. And as far as quick quilts, YOU, my friend, are a quick quilter. Any quilt that takes less than a year to make is a quick quilt, in my book. :o)

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Beautiful quilt!!! You are talented. I am looking for a crib quilt for my little grandbaby that is to arrive in September. It's going to be a girl, but I would like to have a quilt with farm animals on it and something that can be used in a little boy's room too. Do you have anything like that? I am following your blog now so please stop by Grace and follow along with me too.