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Issue 33 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is out in the UK (and online) today and will hit America next month.  I'm a little excited because I've got a project published in it that I hope you'll enjoy. :)

It's always fun to see your work in a magazine.  It seems surreal that something you design and plan and make with your own hands and then pop in the mail miraculously appears four months later on the other side of the world ... all ... I don't know ... like something someone else did ... in the pages of a fabulous, glossy, trade publication.  I would love to be a fly on the wall of readers when they turn the page and see my thing.  Where are they when they read this magazine?  Are they in a favourite comfy chair in a corner near a window?  In bed?  On a train commuting to work?  On a coffee break?  Do they like it?  Do they linger on the page, or perhaps even read about it?  Does it inspire them?  Are they drawn to the fabric, or the technique, or the finished project itself?  Will they actually make it?  Will it be kept or gifted?  Will a recipient love it and use it?  I'll never know the answer to any of these questions, but it's fun to imagine that I might - in some small way - make someone happy.

I made two versions of this project - one traditional and one a little modern.  (I'm stretching myself and it feels good!)  The editors at LPQ chose the modern version (above) with Lecien's Minny Muu collection and a touch of grey (not my usual white).  Here's the other one.

(Skeleton keys?  Really?  LOL!  They have absolutely nothing to do with the subject matter.  I'm just getting a little bored with my go-to scissors and spools of thread, but I needed something to fill that blank space and I thought you'd appreciate something new ... plus I kinda like the juxtaposition of the old-world tool with the high-tech gadget.)

As you might have guessed, it's "girly" with a mix of my beloved PamKitty prints from Lakehouse, as well as a handful of assorted Japanese prints of little flowers in bright colours that I never tire of (and at this rate will also never run out of, either!) 

(That PamKitty bird with a parasol ... how could I NOT?!)

Lace, of course lace.

And I fussy cut a bit of fabric to make a rose fabric tab on the side.

By the way, if you're looking for English paper-piecing templates, please check out my sweet friend Jessie's shop here.  In addition to a great online source for templates, she has lovely Liberty fabrics and a super adorable Block of the Month club ... check it out!

That's all for today.  Hope you're having a great week and that your Easter chocolate tooth was satisfied.  Mine sure was! xo k

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Reader Comments (11)

I love both versions the modern and the traditional one. And I keep my eyes open for the issue ... great thing is this magazine is also published in german and then it's cheaper but it takes a few more month to hit the newsstands.
March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
Adore your version - hands down!! I love your choice of fabrics, the way you put them together, and of course the lace :)
Wonderful to see your work in magazines - it deserves a wide audience.
March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
Both are fabulous but I prefer the not-so-modern one. I also love that Pam Kitty line and have lots of bits left over from a quilt. Now I have a project to put them towards! Thank you for another lovely design.
March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi
Congratulations for having your pattern in this magazine! That is exciting. Love the ipad covers you made and the fabrics you used for them!
March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Quiltsong
Congratulations! Both ipad covers are beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine to give the pattern a go. Thanks for sharing and please keep designing.
March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly
Congratulations for the publish!!! The job is wonderful... both options.
March 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAruaForel
very sweet, and I really do prefer the softer look of the traditional fabrics. x
March 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKay
Nice work - congratulations on your publication! :)
March 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandy O
Love your site and all it offers. since I am across the pond, I am looking forward to purchasing the quilt magazine. I live in Denver, Colorado USA area and it is snowing up a storm here and it is sew beautiful!


March 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHelen White
Congratulations Kristyne!! Such a pretty project and your hand quilting stitches are perfection!
April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Olson
I am on my coffe bread reading this! (Sorry, now all coffee breaks will be coffe breads, thats just how it is here ) love both versions, but of course love the one with the PKM, so cute. My eye was on that fussy cut flower and I almost missed noticing it! Congratulations!
Pamkitty beloves you back. Xo
April 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpam

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