...is the name of my first ever magazine published quilt pattern, yay!
It was my birthday yesterday and the day was topped off by finding the Quilters Companion Modern Quilts issue in my letterbox. And when I unwrapped it I was gobsmacked to find my quilt had made it to the front cover (blushing now!).
I finished this quilt many months ago and before I sent it to be photographed for the magazine, I took it to the beach for a little photo shoot of my own! (click on photo's to see more detail).
Of course with a name like Searching for Seaglass, the quilt had to visit the beach!! The beach huts on the Mornington Peninsula make a great back drop for any quilt.
I didn't have quite enough of any one fabric for the back of the quilt (the pattern for the back is not included in the magazine) so I separated two different colours using the 60 degree triangles and turning them into flying geese.
For the quilting I used my domestic sewing machine and using the free motion method, quilted clamshells over each triangle. I was thrilled with how they turned out and no pre-marking needed.
It shows up beautifully from the back (I love that painted whale on the beach hut in the background!)...
I am feeling very humbled to be included in this wonderful magazine, alongside many other wonderful quilters and artisans. Charlotte (Lawson and Lotti) has a stunning quilt called Broken Arrows, you can see more of hers here.
This special edition of Quilters Companion magazine is available this month. I'm going to be buying a few, heehee! xo