Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Magazine gift

Since many of you wanted to see "Feathers and Boas" close up I thought I could assist that two ways.
First of all,  I have TWO copies of Australian Quilters Companion to give as a gift to two quilterie readers.


  For those of you not familiar with this magazine, it is arguably the best Australian quilt magazine available.  There are always 10 projects and the production quality is excellent.  Every issue comes with a bonus DVD.  QC 53 comes with a DVD teaching Zentangle inspired quilting.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment stating what sort of quilts would  encourage you to buy a magazine. eg applique, scrap, modern, reproduction etc.  Entry is open worldwide but comments that have no contact details will not be in the draw.  So check if you are a "no-reply" blogger first.  If you have no blog, leave a comment with an email address so I can contact you for a mailing address.

Here are some pictures of my quilt "Feathers and Boas".  My favourite parts are:


All the crazy little twisted curves in this feather were so much fun to applique I did them twice!   I really enjoyed first appliqueing the Pom Pom de Paris on to the red and then appliqueing it onto the background.  It was so mindless I could do it in front of the telly.  I like the effect.  I hope you do too.


My next favourite bit is the piecing of the squares.  At this point, I felt my quilt top would have made a lovely picnic tablecloth.  The soft romantic French General range was such a pleasure to work with.

Then came the border.  I just love the effect, but I warn that it is not for the faint hearted:


You can see Adri's  marvellous  long arm quilting.   If you want to see  the whole quilt, have a look over here. 

Competition closes 31st January, 2012 AEDST 9pm.

28 comments:

Béa said...

I don't know this australian mag and will be happy to win one.I like every sort of quilts, thanks for the chance to win. (and congrats for your quilt ). Hugs from France.

audrey said...

Definitely applique quilts, esp. in the floral vintage, repro. look and of course scrappy and/or whimsical would all make me want to buy a quilt magazine! Thanks for the giveaway.:)

Janet O. said...

I know the magazine only by reputation--it is legend!
I don't applique and I am awestruck by your work. So beautiful!!
I try to restrain myself now where magazine purchases are concerned--do I not already have enough patterns that I would need to quilt until I am 200 to make the ones I love? But I am a sucker for a magazine that offers a variety of scrappy and/or reproduction quilts.

baukje said...

I love to make applique quilts, and doll/small quilts.
I am also from France and don't know this magazine. Love your work

Helen in the UK said...

I'd love to be in the draw for a chance to win the magazine. I love pieced scrappy or multi-fabric quilts. I also love interesting quilting ideas, so the zentangle would be right up my street :)

Michele said...

I've never seen this magazine, but I'd like to. What draws me to quilts in magazines is a combination of color, an unusual block or setting, an great quilting.
Love your red-edged pieces.

Kathie said...

I love finding quilts in a magazine that speak to me, that say make me! Usually thats an applique quilt or a scrap quilt and the fabrics the designer used don't matter, I can always picture the quilt in my head using reproduction fabrics!
I LOVE your feathers and boas quilt and would love to make it as well....
thanks for a great giveaway as it might take 3 months to get the magazine here in the USA
Kathie

Julie Fukuda said...

I am finding that these days quilting magazines are tending to have more patterns that require machine piecing. I like applique and reproduction quilts as well as scrappy quilts but if the pattern requires a machine, it is lost on me.

Janet said...

Your feathers look amazing with two layers, what a wow effect. That magazine looks to be a good one, I love when there's a variety of projects and then the magazine appeals to a wider audience. If it has techniques in it, that's a big plus.

Cheryl said...

What a treat it would be to peruse this magazine. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy. The project on the cover usually attracts me to open the pages of a magazine. Then I buy it if something 'different' is inside.
Your quilt fascinates me and I would love to know how you did the feathers.

Carol G said...

Thanks for sharing the great close-ups of your quilt. I can't believe you ENJOYED all those in and out feather curves TWICE! An interesting pattern on a magazine cover will draw my attention these days.

Ann Marie said...

Amazing applique! I like all kinds of quilts. I guess I notice the scrap quilts first, but I can picture any pattern in different fabrics. This sounds like a great magazine.

Mayleen said...

I enjoy reading this magazine and am amazed when I can find it at our bookseller in Kansas! For me to buy a quilt magazine, it must have at least two projects I'd like to try. I prefer scrap quilts, those with detail and a history behind them.

Happy Me said...

Honestly, it's often the photo's on the cover of a quilt magazine that draws me in. I love all sorts of designs. I really like those magazines that give an indication of the difficulty of the quilt patterns too.

Thank you for the chance to win :-)

Mimi said...

I usually buy a magazine that has a project that I would make or maybe plan to make! If something catches my attention in a magazine, I simply have to buy it!!

regan said...

I love that red peeking out from behind the feather and the pieced border. It's a fabulous effect!

And I love to see traditional patterns done in a new way in mags. That would get me to buy them!

YankeeQuilter said...

I like to see traditional patterns done in nontraditional ways...like your "sort of princess feather."

Heather said...

I tend to buy magazines with an applique pattern that speaks to me. But oddly enough I often use a pieced pattern from a magazine when I am looking for for a quick project. I love this Australian magazine but have such difficulty finding it here in the US. Thanks for the chance to win one!

gill said...

I've never heard of this magazine so I'd love to win a copy!
I buy magazines that have at least one project that I would definitely make!

Michele said...

I am a sucker for a Princess Feather of any variety. Yours is really gorgeous, and I would love to have the pattern.

I relish quilt magazines with applique (the more, the better)and reproduction fabrics are a favorite too. Michele

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous quilt, and such lovely soft fabrics--thanks for sharing it! Would love to give the magazine a try, even though it sounds like it would be dangerous--I'd likely start 5 more new projects! :)

Dawn said...

I love that magazine! Great photography, and the info that accompanies the quilts is always interesting. I think it is very high quality. I love reproduction quilts mainly pre-1890 but the eariler the better, but have an interest in all things quilty...

Debbie said...

I go for the magazines that cover art quilting and embellishing and such. That DVD with the Zentangle inspired quilting sound great! Thanks, Liz!

Vivian said...

Since I like all those types of quilts, what prompts me to buy magazine depends on the pics: I go for what is inspirational at that moment or for projects I'd really love to try.

These days I find myself often drawn to the work of Australian quilters so would love to win a copy to get a broader perspective of what's in style "down under".

Janet said...

I like art quilting, different techniques and interesting patterns.

MJinMichigan said...

I love the Australian magazines but can't find them locally so must order online. I'd love to win this issue because I'm not familiar with that magazine. I buy magazines that have a quilt that I'd like to make and those are usually appliqué or scrap with a traditional feel but an updated look.

MJinMichigan said...

I buy magazines that have a quilt I'd like to make. Those are usually appliqué or scrap quilts with a traditional style but a bit of an update. I love the Australian magazines but am not familiar with this one so would love to win it.

Carrie P. said...

Stunning!