Friday, November 21, 2014

First Call for Fall

I'm so happy to have a quilt in the latest issue of Modern Patchwork. I named it First Call for Fall. The magazine shortened it to Call for Fall, but I'm sticking with the original name.

It all started with this logo. My husband was searching for contact information on a church website and when I saw the church logo, I had him wait long enough for me to take a screen shot.
With a few adjustments, I knew it would make a great quilt block. I love it when inspiration strikes from unexpected places.

The quilt is in a section of the magazine called Muted Moderns. Cool graphics...

I made the entire quilt top from my stash--also a bonus. I had enough Essex yarn-dyed linen, some Kona cottons in light colors, and scraps of Oakshott cottons in fall-ish colors.

I had a complete surprise when I was paging through the actual magazine for the first time: my quilt from the Summer 2014 issue, Chain Link, was used in the first article, right there across from Jacquie Gering, Alissa Haight Carlton and Latifah Saafir. As my grandson, Levi, has been saying a lot lately, "Holy smokes!!"

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.  Have a great weekend!


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Carla said... #

How is it that I have come to know such a star? : )
Congrats on all your success. I love your style

Needled Mom said... #

Holy Smokes!!! Congratulations. That is beautiful.

Janice Porter said... #

Nice job!

christaquilts said... #

Yay Cindy! What a great design and a cool magazine!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

WaHoo!!! Way to go Cindy. This is a lovely muted modern quilt. I need to find an issue.

Lynette said... #

Very fun! :D I love "First Call for Fall" - fun story and a nice look. Kinda weird that nobody asked/told you that your other quilt would feature in that article, but fun, too!

FlourishingPalms said... #

Oh wow! This is such fun stuff for you, Cindy! I'm happy for you. Your quilt designs are so modern. I hope quilters make them, and that you get to see them too! Those grandies say some of the most appropriate stuff, don't they? Congratulations on this deserved recognition!

Pinkadot Quilts said... #

I just got my copy today, I will check it out. Congratulations!

Vicki said... #

Oh Cindy, I'm so excited for you! Both of these quilts are beautiful.

OPQuilt said... #

I'm just thrilled for you on both counts and as soon as B&N gets the magazine in, I'm going to have a look-see myself! I'm glad you showed us the block--I was trying to figure it out from your snaps and just couldn't. Wonderful!!!


Celtic Thistle said... #

Beautiful quilt Cindy, congratulations on being published too!

Susan said... #

Holy Smokes indeed- love the Last Call for Fall and the Chain Link too! Congratulations on both features!

Mark said... #

I agree, she has been showing it for weeks and I couldn't get it. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Woo hoo! Congrats on the magazine and a beautiful finish, Cindy! I too love finding inspiration in unexpected places!

Mary said... #

I love this quilt! It looks amazing with the Essex! Congrats, Cindy!

Katy Cameron said... #

Congrats on both features!

Carla said... #

Holy Quilt Block, Batman! (I couldn't resist.) You clever thing, you!! said... #

congratulations on the publication and your beautiful design