Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fat Quarterly: The Christmas Issue

A first for me--I have a project in the newest issue of Fat Quarterly, which is available today.

Subscribers need only to log into their accounts to find the links to this issue. Otherwise you can purchase it here.

When I made the project for Modern Patchwork (which reminds me--I haven't even shown you the quilt in that magazine yet, and it's one of my favorites!), I was in a braided herringbone kind of mode. My project in Fat Quarterly is a pillow called Holiday Herringbone. It requires only one small segment of braid, and it was such fun to work with Laurie Wisbrun's latest Christmas line, Holiday Sweet Tweets.
Here is the pillow, which has the easy-to-do look of a Christmas ornament. Since the colors of this fabric line are not the classic red and green, the pillow can be easily transformed for use all through the winter months by eliminating the half square triangles that give it the ornament look.
I used an exposed zipper technique for the back. It's my favorite way to make a pillow back and the tutorial is here.

Head on over to Fat Quarterly and get your issue today!


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Terri said... #

Kudos to you! Looks like a cool project. How fun to see the Christmas issue it out.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Gorgeous cushion, congratulations on being published too

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

Congrats Cindy! What a great creative pillow.

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said... #

Congratulations to you!!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Carla said... #

Congratulations, Cindy! You are on a creative roll, girl!! Great job.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Gorgeous cushion! We're like pattern twins! I have one in this issue too (and think we both have a block in another fab mag too!).

Susan said... #

Congratulations! This is a great Christmas cushion!

Vicki said... #

Congrats once again! This is just the cutest pillow.

CitricSugar said... #

Aha!! I knew it! Is this the secret you've been keeping? I saw that in the issue today and immediately did the happy dance like Will Ferrell in Elf. "That's Cindy!! I know her... I KNOW her...!!" Congrats!

Lush Cluster said... #

Congratulations Cindy! This is amazing...lovely too...

OPQuilt said... #

Wow!! Congratulations!! I love the pillow and the cute ornament look to it. And change the colors and add a leaf or two and it's a perfect apple pillow for the teacher gift. You are so clever and interesting in your designs! Way to go!! WooHoo!!!

:) Elizabeth, who has returned but is still doing laundry and grading and looking forward to tomorrow when she can relax!

Krista Schneider said... #

Rock on, Cindy! Looks like a fabulous project, nice work :D

Rachaeldaisy said... #

What a great pillow!! Your design really does look like a big Christmas ornament!! I love the exposed zip backing too.

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Yay! Great cushion xxx

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Congrats Cindy. It's a very festive pillow. Can't wait to see the Modern Patchwork quilt.

Debbie said... #

Very cool!

Rene' said... #

Congratulations Cindy! I was so excited to see your project when I downloaded my issue. Can't wait to try and make this pillow...a first for me.

FlourishingPalms said... #

Well congratulations! I'm lately seeing you here, there, and everywhere in quilting publications. How fun for you! I hope you're earning a little stash money too. Your ornament pillow is great, and thanks for the link to the open zipper tute.

Katy Cameron said... #

Woohoo, congrats :o)