Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Chain + Link quilt - featured in Quilty Sept/Oct 2013 issue

I'm excited to share another quilty finish, Chain + Link, featuring V & Co's gorgeous Simply Style fabrics. This quilt and pattern are featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Quilty magazine, available now. You can find copies at your local craft and quilt shops, as well as at Fat Quarter Shop and Quilty.

My Chain + Link pattern in the Sept/Oct issue of Quilty

This one-block quilt was inspired by some tilework I spotted last year and drew in my sketchbook. Once I paired it with Vanessa's gorgeous prints, it was exactly the quilt I hoped it would be. Vanessa seriously has a gift for creating great stash building fabrics that look great when used together, and look awesome when mixed with other collections as well.

Chain + Link quilt - front view

I love the way the blocks interact with each other and come together. This quilt is probably the closest I've ever come to making an optical illusion! I love it!

Chain + Link Close Up - The Way the Blocks Come Together

I quilted it with 50 wt white Aurifil thread color number 2024, my personal favorite. I had thought about doing some thread matching and specialized quilting, but in the end, I didn't have the colors I needed, and I decided that I wanted more of an all-over design, so I stuck with good old white. I stitched a simple orange peel design on the quilt top, which really works nicely with the patchwork in this quilt, I think.

Chain + Link quilt - side view

And if you'd like to make this exact quilt, you can pick up a quilt kit with the magazine as well as all the fabrics you'll need to sew up the top at Fons & Porter's online shop. The kit is on backorder at the moment, but is expected to be in stock soon. You can find Simply Style fabrics in stock at The Intrepid Thread, I Don't Do Dishes, and Stash Modern Fabrics.

Quilty magazine - Sept/Oct 2013 issue

Quilt Stats
name: Chain + Link
size: 63" x 78 1/2"
pattern: Chain + Link, in the September/October 2013 issue of Quilty magazine
fabrics: Simply Style by V & Co for Moda Fabrics
quilting: all-over orange peel quilting, with white 50 wt Aurifil thread

19 comments:

  1. That is a really gorgeous quilt! Congrats on your published masterpiece :) Cindy - Bradenton, Florida

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  2. This is just fantastic! Can't wait for my Quilty mag to show up in my mailbox. Congrats!!!

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  3. Congratulations! Your quilt is gorgeous. Love your choice of fabrics!

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  4. congrats on it being published :)

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  5. This is beautiful! Congrats on being published!

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  6. That would be a great quilt for a teen boy - they are such a hard age group to quilt for, but this would be perfect. :)

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  7. This is a great quilt - love the pattern - it has so many possibilities with color - thanks for sharing and congrats #!}

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  8. That is an awesome quilt! I have a Jelly Roll of Simply Color that I have been saving. It would look so good paired with Simply Style to make this quilt!

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  9. Congratulations! Looks fabulous and a great pattern for "gender neutrals"

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  10. Gorgeous quilt and perfect fabric choices!

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  11. This is sooo nice! I hope I can find the magazine ... I am very curious to know the fabric requirements .
    Congratlations !

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  12. Very fun pattern - well done again!

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  13. Congratulations! Your having an amazing few weeks, aren't you?

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  14. Well done! I hope to snag a copy next time I'm in the fabric store.

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  15. This is really beautiful Elizabeth!!

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  16. Congrats on this! I bought the magazine without looking inside to get your pattern.

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