My early christmas present arrived, my copies of a new magazine. I am so excited to have another original pattern published, this time in the new Make it! Patchwork magazine from the editors of Modern Patchwork. My This and That Carryall Tote can be found on page 82.
This magazine is jam packed with great patchwork projects from small quilted items to full size quilts. It is available online at Interweave now or it should be available in stores next week.
Last winter when I was on vacation, I picked up fabrics in the Around Town by Whimsicals collection from Red Rooster Fabrics. The gray, cream and red fabrics were my color inspiration and I designed this roomy tote to show them off.
I used a paper-pieced block sometimes called This and That or Square in a Square or Economy Block! I dug out my red and grey modern fabrics and stitched away.
Here is a close up of the paper-pieced blocks.
There are also projects by two other Michiganders in the magazine and I need to share those with you as well.
I had the pleasure of hearing Rossie Hutchinson speak and share a trunk show at our Detroit Area Modern Guild a few months ago. She shares her Stalactites and Stalagmites Table Runner and Place Mats. Check her out at Fresh Modern Quilts.
Debbie Grifka hails from the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild and she spoke and gave a lecture on modern quilts at one of my guilds last year. She also has been a great resource to me and very supportive in my journey. She has two projects in the magazine, her Twinkle Star Quilt and a super cute Car Trash Bag. You can find her at Esch House Quilts.
Congratulations to them both!