This is the Spring 2017 edition of Quilts and More magazine. It has been on my coffee table for at least six months and to be honest doesn't stay in the book case very long. Hence I have ended up making a LOT of projects from this one edition, and many of them this year!
The main reason is the Vivid Grid pattern (page 46!) which has become a favorite pattern because; a) easily made with stash, scraps or jelly roll, b) only uses 2.5"stripes and squares" c) is not complicated pattern to layout or piece, hence quick to make.
Sorry terrible photo taken at night, but this is a cot sized fourth version of Vivid Grid that I changed up slightly by adding sashing. My first Vivid Grid was pretty and bright, using a combinatino of stash and scraps, in 2017 after I brought the magazine. It was gifted to my husbands niece.
Second version was made using a jelly roll Collection for a Cause and finished in early 2018. I took the quilt to UK and gifted it to a friend Jim, who we visited on his family farm that year.
Third version was made from stash using up red and blue and a scrap bag of yellow pieces I brought when on retreat in 2019 at Periwinkle Patchwork. Can you see the millenium fabric in red (LH corner)...I have just used some of the last 2.5" squares in the fourth version, LOL!
Page 72 is Natures Guide and I have now made this quilt twice this year!! (at this point your allowed to think the pandemic has sent me crazy!) This is version one (half size pattern), and version two is very similar; a different sashing fabric and quilted by me instead of a professional long armer. I will blog about version two soon.
Page 86 is A Bit of History, a mini quilt by Ann Hermes using antique fabric. My version is made using very bright reproduction scraps instead. I wanted to make something for me and another project from the magazine, plus I am a fan of Ann's patterns.
Page 58 Top your Table: Spring table runner was a project I finished in our spring 2017....which is fall in the northern hemisphere! I love seasonal themed projects to decorate the house, but I think I only finished one other from this series....I need to rectify that!
So that still leaves a few projects unmade from this magazine, including a large and mini Shoo Fly and a gorgeous chocolate and pink log cabin that is not in the photo, but very tempting! I have decided if I am going to go whole hog or not, LOL! That might depend on how long this pandemic and my period of unemployment run for.
Happy quilting, Sue.