Monday, July 19, 2010

Sanctuary

My week is off to an auspicious start. Though there are three full work days standing in my way, I have a big trip to Portland to look forward to later in the week.

Yes, it's finally here -- my trip to Portland to take Heather Ross' fabric design class at the PNCA. I am equal parts excited and nervous. But at this moment, I can only worry about getting through the end of the workday on Wednesday.

FQ issue 2 | Sanctuary Quilt

So there will be lots of exciting things to blog about in the coming weeks, but in the meantime I will leave you with a sneak peek of my project for the second issue of Fat Quarterly. I'm calling this pattern "Sanctuary". It's made from Valori Wells' new line, "Nest". And I LOVE it.

FQ issue 2 | Sanctuary Quilt

For the first time ever, I had this quilt professionally quilted by a long arm quilter. I am SO GLAD that I did. I think I am officially converted. If you're looking for a quilter, I can't say enough good things about Bethany Pease. She came highly recommended, and I would gladly pass along that recommendation. Check her out at her website, Bethany Quilts, and tell her that Quilt Dad said "hi"!

FQ issue 2 | Sanctuary Quilt

You can get our second issue (featuring this pattern and many others by the uber-talented FQ crew) on Tuesday, July 27th.

35 comments:

  1. Oh my God is that ever beautiful!

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  2. What an interesting design! And a beautiful quilt!

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt! I can't wait for my Nest fabric arrive! Have fun in Portland, don't forget to go to Powell's books (an entire city block full of new and used books)!

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  4. The quilt is lovely and the quilting has enhanced your design beautifully.

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  5. Awesome John! I love the pattern. So excited to meet you in P-Town!

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  6. Another fab design!! That quilting IS stunning, you must be so pleased. I can't wait to hear all about your design course. Have a great time...who else will you visit out there in the west coast hotbed of quilting bloggers?

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  7. Love it so much, I just subscribed to FQ! :)

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  8. John, it looks amazing! Can't wait to get the details in the next issue of FQ!

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  9. I LOVE this quilt! (Although, I love all of your quilts!) I'm dying to try the "off the grid" and now I have another to add to my list! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful quilt with lovely quilting!!

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  11. quilt looks great John! beautiful colours and the quilting does look fantastic doesn't it?!

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  12. Beautiful quilt - and beautiful quilting. Have fun here in P-town - if you have time stop by Cool Cottons and Bolt Fabric. So jealous that you got into the class, but I'm hoping to attend her presentation on Friday evening.

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  13. The pattern and the quilting are both amazing! Good luck at your class!

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  14. I love the texture of the quilt!

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  15. John, I LOVE that quilt pattern! Great job!

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  16. Wow, that is a stunning quilt.

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  17. I love the quilt! Love the pattern. The background fabric really looks great.

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  18. That's a beautiful quilt John! Can't wait to see it in the next issue of FQ.

    Have fun in Portland!

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  19. That quilt is beautiful! I can't wait for issue #2. And I can't wait to hopefully get to meet you here this week! It is beautiful here right now!

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  20. That is so beautifully quilted. The fabric colours combine fantastically as well.

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  21. I live close enough to the PNCA ... I will plan to be at the Friday night free-bee. And if I have half a brain, I will bring the blocks I saved for you with me. The other half of my brain seldom functions ...

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  22. Beautiful quilt! Valori is one of my all time favs. Great choice on the sashing as well.

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  23. I love this quilt! You are so talented. I am lucky to have such a talented brother-in-law.

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  24. That is beautiful!!! The colors are amazing!

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  25. Hi, Quilt dad! I'm Tania from Italy! How wonderful your blog & quilt! I red you like quilt, stitchery and blog, and so I do! Come to visit my blog, if you want! In italian language etichette means tags and ricamo stitchery, so you can find out your preferit threads. I like stitchery very much and sometimes I make my design by meself, the reason I think you'll like to come sometimes to visit me, perhaps...
    Hi!
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  26. I will be joining Fat Quarterly ...I love this pattern!
    Micki

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  27. Wow. That is a really beautiful quilt! Nice work!

    xo -E

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  28. I am absolutely a fan of long-arm quilting... if only I had $15,000 for a machine! The quilt is beautiful!

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  29. That is totally AMAZING. I want to link.

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  30. Now that quilt makes me want to be a better quilter! It is gorgeous!

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