Modern Quilts Unlimited ~ Cutting Edge Quilt Pattern

Modern Quilts Unlimited - Premier Issue, Fall 2012

You know the saying, Good Things Come to Those Who Wait? Well, the wait is over for those of you that have been looking for the pattern to my Cutting Edge quilt.

Cutting Edge Quilt

I made this quilt about 6 months ago for Free Spirit Fabrics to display at Spring Quilt Market. I also made them a pattern sheet to go with it. I was hoping that it would become available to you, in some way, but had almost given up hope.

Cutting Edge Quilt

Then a few weeks ago, I received an email from Modern Quilts Unlimited letting me know that the pattern would appear in the premier issue of the magazine! To say I was thrilled would be an understatement. For one, I knew the news would make a lot of very happy readers on the blog. I still get comments and emails about that quilt, lots of people hoping for the pattern. It also was a huge surprise and awesome honor to be in this magazine. It is FULL of great quilts – including that stunning one on the cover by none other than my Sewing Summit coteacher Kati Spencer.

Cutting Edge Quilt Pattern in Modern Quilts Unlimited - Premier Issue, Fall 2012

A bit about the magazine. It is really beautiful. The pages are nice and thick, very high quality. It’s a quarterly magazine, this first issue is Fall 2012. You can order a subscription online (although that would start with the next issue). But if you want a copy of this one, you should be able to find it at Barnes and Noble, JoAnns, and some local quilt shops. It sounds like from their Facebook page that they expect it to be at those shops by November 1st.

And on an unrelated note…those of you that subscribe to my blog via e-mail have probably noticed something new! For many of you – it’s finally working again. 🙂 I had outgrown my old (free) service which was preventing most of you from getting e-mail notifications of new posts. I’ve signed up for a fancy new service so you will now be receiving pretty emails for my blog posts. If you are interested in signing up so you don’t miss anything, you can either do it in the right hand column of the page (above my sponsors) or by clicking here. This is probably the best way to make sure you don’t miss any posts. I know a lot of you follow me on Facebook, but because I don’t pay Facebook to promote my posts, they only appear in about 20% of your feeds. So the e-mail subscription is nice!

And if you just want to stop by from time to time, that’s ok too. 🙂 Be sure to visit by Thursday though, I will be posting a new block tutorial for Quilting Gallery’s Glorious Autumn Block Party. Here’s a sneak peek for you.

A little peek at something I'm working on for @mishkaottawa Quilting Gallery's Glorious Autumn...block tutorial will be up Nov 1.

Happy sewing everyone!


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    My MQU Premier issue arrived in the mail yesterday and it was so nice to see so many familiar names from Sewing Summit featured. Congrats – your quilt is gorgeous.

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    I wondered what had changed as I have received email
    Notices of posts twice this wk!! So happy about that-congrats
    On your quilt- sew beautiful I will be getting a subscription!

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    Lynnette says

    Beautiful quilt! I love seeing this again. And congratulations – the premier issue! I was going to buy this issue and now you’ve given me a coucple more reasons.

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    Cathy A says

    Love this quilt and so happy pattern is published! FYI you can order a digital copy of premier issue for $7.99 with instant access as well as a digital subscription. Reading (and enjoying) now!

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    That is such a lovely quilt. I just love rainbow colors 🙂 I might have to go pick up a copy of this magazine! Thanks for sharing!

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    Victoria says

    I guess I am lucky to be one of the 20%! I do get your Facebook posts and love watching for posts about the round robin quilt blocks.

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    Loving the peacock feather fabric in your sneak peek… Very scrummy!

    Congrats on the publish and no less a publish in a premiere issue of a magazine. The show-stoppers always go in the premiere issues and that says a lot for your quilt pattern! Yay!!!!!

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    Dawn says

    I did subscribe to Modern Quilts unlimited and am watching my PO Box as if expecting it to give birth. I think the postmaster wonders why my sudden interest in the mail. 😉 Now I’m even more excited!

    Congrats on the publication!

    I wanted to mention that I actually am going go be unsubscribing from my blog email notifications because I read all of the blogs on my reader. Having all those blogger emails clogs up my inbox so I can ease that congestion by using my reader.

    Have a great rest of your week!

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      The RSS feed is a great way to stay up to date too! It was actually one of my New Year’s Resolutions last year not to fall behind on reading blogs in my feed. I’ve failed miserably! Maybe next year… 😉

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    Hi, Thanks for the heads up. Although I live in England I managed to buy the online version of this magazine and I LOVE IT. What a dream magazine, even though I’m old(ish).

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    How cool is that??? I was just reading my first issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited tonight (love it!!) and there you were – yay! Now when I meet you in person at QuiltCon I’ll have to have you sign it 🙂 Congrats!!

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    Love this quilt of yours and I’m so excited it’s in the first issue! You are such a talented quilter. I love seeing everything you come up with!

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