Thursday, February 9, 2012

My two Fat Quarterly quilts

My kids 1/21/2012
Regarding Ms. B on the right: yes, that lone, wobbly tooth in the front has since fallen out!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had not one but TWO quilt patterns featured in issue 8 of Fat Quarterly. I wanted to show them both today in their entirety, as well as some outtakes that the kids and I had during our photo shoot!

(Quick note of clarification: issue 8 of Fat Quarterly has a paper-piecing theme, but both of my quilt patterns are traditionally pieced (i.e. easy)! Though there are several great paper-piecing projects in the issue, we wanted to be sure we still offered a variety of project types for all sewists.)

Kingdom Courtyards

First up is my Kingdom Courtyards quilt. I made this quilt to showcase Jessica Levitt's Kingdom line, and it was on display in the Windham booth at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City last year. I love this quilt pattern -- mostly for its versatility and its ability to showcase large prints -- and finally had the chance to write it up to share with Fat Quarterly readers.

Kingdom Courtyards was masterfully quilted by the uber-talented Angela Walters (who happens to have her own book coming out soon!)

Kingdom Courtyards

Kingdom Courtyards

Kingdom Courtyards

Kingdom Courtyards Quilt

My second quilt is called Double Happiness, and I made this quilt with Kate Spain's newest line, Good Fortune. The ever-talented Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works did an amazing job with the quilting. I LOVE Jackie's work -- she always seems to take what I send her to another level with her quilting choices. Thanks, Jackie!

The kids and I had a great time staging an impromptu photo shoot to get some good pictures of the quilt at a local nature center on a grey Sunday afternoon!

Double Happiness Quilt

The twins

Double Happiness Quilt

Goofballs

Double Happiness Quilt

Prince Sean

Double Happiness Quilt

Princess Bevin

Double Happiness Quilt

Princess Megan

Double Happiness Quilt

Love these little buggers!

They're crazy ... but I love these guys!!

22 comments:

  1. Great kids-they look like a lot of FUN! Yes and love your new quilts-colors are fantastic!

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  2. Hey John, how do you piece that block without running into set-in seams?

    The quilt and offspring are all beautiful, BTW!

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  3. Hi John,

    Great looking kids. They look so happy, you guys must be terrific parents. Love the quilts also. The one with Kate Spain's new line is awesome. With three little kids, how do you get so much done?

    Debbie Hall
    Quiltingathome@earthlink.net

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  4. Love both quilts, especially the latter one. I went to the link in your post for Fat Quarterly and the description for that issue is all about paper......mmmmm....does that mean both your quilts are paper pieced? I was going to order it, but am surprised they are paper pieced.

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  5. oooh I adore the Kingdom Courtyards quilt! So "simple" but LOVE the effect! I may have to grab the magazine just for that pattern :-) Congrats!

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  6. Both quilts are fabulous - love the designs and the colors, but the best part has to be your adorable children. Love it!

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  7. John you have not made a quilt I have not loved. Fq is an excellent magazine with so many fresh new designs.

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  8. Your patterns are beautiful!! I love both of them.

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  9. Cute, cute kids! Oh, and your quilts are nice, too....!

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  10. Adorable photos, such cute kids and so very full of smiles...happy kids, even better! Great quilts too!

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  11. your kids are so adorable, john! love all these photos...and your quilts are beautiful as always. thanks for helping to spread the Good Fortune :)

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  12. The quilts are beautiful....but those kids...even more beautiful!

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  13. Both your quilts in this month were great, but I especially love the Double Happiness!! so great!

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  14. Thanks for the shoutout!! And your kids are so adorable! I have 2 girls and a boy myself :)

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  15. Both quilts are beautiful, but I think you children stole the show! I saw Kingdom Courtyard on Angela Walters' blog and had to come check out your work. Glad I did!

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  16. I love both quilts . I'll have to search out this issue to put the Kingdom Courtyard in my (long) list of "to do's". Having your kids model them made them extra special.

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    1. Hi Margaret,

      Not sure why you deleted your comment, but I saw that it was for some help with Double Happiness. Unfortunately, you are a "no-reply" blogger, which means I have no way of contacting you directly. If you still have questions, please let me know!!

      Thanks
      John

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  18. Both of these quilts are drop-dead gorgeous! Wonderful choice on your fabrics. I'm new to quilting (not to sewing) and I find these 2 quilts incredibly inspirational.

    PS Your beautiful kids wear Double Happiness very well!! :)

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  19. The kids are adorable! Oh, and you quilts are beautiful too. :)

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  20. I <3 this quilt and your kids as you already know are cutie pies :) I pinned this quilt on Pinterest too :)

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