Monday, February 1, 2016

HUGE Announcement and Design Wall Monday

Many of you know that I am honored to teach at M & E, a local quilt shop. It's a really fun shop with wonderful owners and lots of awesome customers.  Well, I've been keeping a secret that I am now allowed to finally share.

They've been selected to be in the Spring issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine!  YIPPEE!!!

The only reason I've known about the surprise is because they asked little old me to design their quilt for the magazine. Wow! Was I thrilled to do so. Here's a picture of a smaller version of the quilt (the magazine wanted it in king size!). This was an awesome experience and I am so happy for Mabel and Ethel. 
The Star of Methel

Made for:  Mabel and Ethel (M & E Quilt Shoppe)
Designed by:  Joanne Hubbard aka "Agnes"
Pieced by: JoEllen Schadek aka "Ho"
Quilted by:  Lesa Guerrera aka "Emogeane"

Here's the link to the announcement and a fun link to when they announced it at the shop this past Thursday.

These two ladies sure do deserve this honor!

So, on to my design wall...

I've been crazy busy the last couple of weeks, and it has been decided that my computer is toast so my son-in-law is building me a new one. Hopefully it will be ready to go with all the data restored on to it later this week.

I decided over the weekend that I needed to have things cut and ready so that I could just sit down and sew, even if I only have 15 minutes. That's what I did Sunday evening, after I finished my lesson plans for the week and tentatively scheduled the following weeks plans.

I have four table runners ready to piece along with a hexagon table topper. These are all made using the Easy Stripe Table Runner pattern and a 60 degree ruler. I have the backings and batting ready and think that it will be possible to have all of these done by the end of the week. (I don't really care if they aren't done. I just want to feel productive again!)

These first two runners are made from a single 1.5 yard cut of fabric. I decided to make these "opposite" and like both of them, although I think I like to top one better. (Ignore the brown streak in the middle of these runners. They are not pieced yet and that will be gone when that is done.) The fabric used in these runners is Bluebird, by Timeless Treasures. I love sunflowers. Need I say more?

easy strip table runner

 There are two of the runners below, although I only photographed one. Both are ready for piecing and will be identical.

easy strip table runner

This is the hexagon table topper that I'm making from the "waste" triangles from cutting the two runners above. Again, it's not pieced yet so...

This fabric is called Love and it is also from Timeless Treasures. I love the mason jars and daisies. I have already decided that the table topper will have a mason jar set in the middle of it, and it will be filled with daisies.  :-)

What are you working on today?

Check out what others have on their design walls.



Mdm Samm said...

congrats, what a delightful honour and quilt. very deserving

Kate said...

Congrats on the publishing of your pattern, that is so very, very cool. Hope you get the time to stitch all of your table runners this week. I really like those daisy's in the last two.

Nann said...

What a bright, lively quilt! Congratulations on being selected for Quilt Sampler.
And, oh, that daisy fabric -- I need to look that up.

Unknown said...

The quilt you designed is perfect! We are sew lucky to share this honor with you. Can't wait to see it photographed in the magazine. We love you, Mabel and Ethel

FRANNI D. said...


Judy said...

Beautiful quilt!

Bonnie said...

Love that quilt you designed. Not too big -- just right size for me. I would never consider doing a king size quilt. (Could be because I don't have a kind size bed!) I have one of those 60 degree patterns. I've got fabric picked out. Maybe I need to follow your lead and actually cut it out so I can sew it together! Great blog today.