Quiltcon Magazine will be hitting newsstands on March 1st and I have pattern in it! I called the quilt “Ripple Effect”:
The pattern is fast, easy and requires absolutely no templates, curves or paper-piecing (how very unlike me!).
It’s loosely based on a mini I designed for a swap (pictured below). The mini had TEENY-TINY pieces, so I am happy to say that the full-sized version went together much easier.
Do you want to know how to submit a pattern for Quiltcon Magazine next year?
The MQG will send out a call for submissions later in the year, so get on their newsletter list. Last year, it went out in September and here were the submission guidelines. I wrote up a blurb about the quilt and then attached the PDF below with layout options. You can see that the block has a lot of possibilities! In my typical Gemini fashion, I couldn’t narrow the layout down to one option, but I would think one option would be fine too.
Most of my designs are more modern-traditional, but I submitted one of my designs that definitely fit into the modern genre (it’s a magazine for the Modern Quilt Guild, after all!)
A few weeks later, F+W Media contacted me saying that they would like to include my quilt and pattern! They liked option 1, 2 & 3, but requested that I don’t use blue (they already had enough of it in the issue). I decided to go with the aqua in Option 2 (I had fallen in love with it), but I wanted to add more color. Oh, and they wanted the quilt in their office in three weeks, which was October 30th!
Between September and October we sold our house and the move date was November 8th. Kristi Ryan came to my rescue by quilting, binding and adding a sleeve to the quilt, then mailing it off to F+W in time to be photographed. In the meantime, I wrote up the pattern and created the illos (and moved!).
It was all worth it and I feel very honored to be in the magazine.
I was also very happy to finally get to go to Quiltcon and see one of my quilts hanging on display.