I am excited,
and basically just flat out blown away
to be a part of
American Patchwork and Quilting’s 20th Anniversary Issue.
When I was told by the editor of APQ that my
quilt was chosen for the cover, I literally cried.
Not very many people have seen me speechless and crying at the same time.
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Color Me Crochet
is a followup quilt to……..
my Granny Square’s quilt
from the October 2010 issue of APQ.
SIDE NOTE: I would like to announce that since my granny square quilt, I have actually learned to crochet. I have made my fair share of scarves, but I guess I just prefer fabric over yarn.
This quilt started out as a color exercise for me. I wanted to see if I could mix Kate Spain fabrics with Kansas Troubles fabrics. How would Barbara Brackman play with Me & My Sister? Can polka dots and reproduction fabrics peacefully co exist in the same quilt? What is the difference between modern and traditional? Could it be classic?
My only color rule was to make the center diagonal row of each block the darkest. This color choice was relative once I started putting the blocks together adding pops of texture and shading throughout the quilt. I sliced a piece from many layer cakes as a collected “scraps” for this quilt. It was so much fun. Many nights I didn’t want to stop sewing so I could see how the next block of colors would stitch together.
Just imagine how many skeins of yarn I would have to buy to crochet something like this.
I hope you enjoy this quilt as much as I did making it.
Congratulations to the talented team at
American Patchwork and Quilting as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary.
this issue is available from your fav quilt shop
thanks to maggi honeyman for her super duper quilting