Twilight ~ And Some Weekend News

I have been waiting to share this quilt with you for months…8 months to be exact! When editing my photos for this post last night, I noted the datestamp on my quilt photo was August 6, 2012. I can’t believe it’s been that long! I remember bringing my fabric and sewing machine on summer vacation last year, working to finish this quilt up.

Last Spring, Fons & Porter asked if I was interested in designing a quilt for a future issue, similar to the “style” of my Cutting Edge quilt which had been displayed at Spring Quilt Market. Well, that was a no brainer for me – of course I would! I was lucky enough to work again with the wonderful designer solids by Free Spirit.

Well, all these months later, I am excited to share with you that my quilt is in the now-available May/June 2013 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. You can even buy a kit of my quilt, how cool is that!

This quilt measures 60″ x 72″ and the stars are all paper pieced for perfect accuracy. I quilted mine with a nice meandering design all over. I just love the solids and stars, the colors…I can’t wait to get it back in the mail!

Fabrics used in this quilt: Free Spirit Designer Solids in Lemon, Peach Blush, Chartreuse, Caribbean Sea, Light Jade, Jade, Sand Dune, Dogwood, Dark Coral, Flamingo, Winter White.

I thought it would be fun to share with you my original mock up for the quilt when I was in the design phase. (I do most of my design work in Photoshop).

I think the finished quilt is pretty close to the mockup.

And in weekend news, I’ll be speaking this Sunday (4/21) at 2:00 at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild. They meet at St. Peter’s Church at 500 Hannah, Forest Park, IL. Just a little talk about my journey through quilting, my style, what inspires me, my design process. Hopefully people will find it interesting. I always enjoy enthusiastic nodders, so if you go, you know, nod along. lol I’ll also be bringing my newly finished Arkansas Traveler Quilt to share, which I haven’t posted here yet. Is that any motivation? šŸ™‚

Visitors just have to pay $5, so I hope you will stop by!


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    Anthony Palmer says

    This is beautiful. I have always loved your work. As an amateur quilter I often look to your blog for inspiration. Congrats on the Fons and Porter feature!

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    Annie K says

    I just got that issue in the mail and I immediately fell in love with your quilt. It’s definitely on my to-do list!

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      Hi Pam! Here are the colors – I’ll also update the blog post. Free Spirit Designer Solids : Lemon, Peach Blush, Chartreuse, Caribbean Sea, Light Jade, Jade, Sand Dune, Dogwood, Dark Coral, Flamingo, Winter White

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    Karen says

    Wow, you should be so proud, what a beautiful quilt. So fresh and just in time for spring. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. I’m sure they had a really good idea as to what they were going to get. Beauty!

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    Patricia says

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the colors! You have given me so much inspiration, I always read your e-mail first. Congrats on the magazine feature.

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    Carol N says

    As I was casually looking through my copy of Love of Quilting, I turned the page, and my heart skipped a beat when I saw your quilt! My first thought was ‘that quilt looks like the beautiful work of Faith’. And then I saw your picture! I’m not sure which of us is more proud–you, for your gorgeous designs and the gift you have for choosing just the right colors, or me, for recognizing the work of one of my quilting gods! Congratulatons, Faith. The only mistake Fons and Porter made was not putting your quilt on the cover! You are truly an inspiration!

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    Congratulations, Faith. This quilt is absolutely stunning. I love it and the colors are so sweet and remind me of Spring.
    Just wonderful!!!!!!!!! XXXXX

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    Sarah Fleming says

    Congratulations, Faith! Another wonderful, beautiful thing you’ve created!! Wish I could come see you Sun, but let me know if you are ever in the Milkwaukee area! šŸ™‚

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    Wow, you should be so proud, what a beautiful quilt. So fresh and just in time for spring. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine. Iā€™m sure they had a really good idea as to what they were going to get. Beauty!

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    Marianne says

    This quilt is fantastic! It “spoke to me” when I opened your email. I’m buying the May/June 2013 Love of Quilting in the morning. Good job, Faith!

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    Mabel says

    Congratulations!!! On being chosen for the magazine. Beautiful quilt!!
    Lovely colors. I’ll be purchasing the magazine this weekend.

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    Karen says

    Truly beautiful! This will be my summer project quilt. šŸ™‚

    Does it really require 7 yards of white for the solid white blocks, when the backing only requires 4 yards?

    Thank you

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      Hi Karen – Thanks! Yes, it really does need that much white for the top. There are a lots of paper pieced components, so you do lose some fabric there, and also just a ton of seams.

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    Diane says

    So beautiful! Looking at a quit like this is like having endorphins become active in the inner most part of my creative being! ie.,makes me want to forget everything else and just cut and sew and sew and sew. Unfortunately, God only gives us 24 hours a day and we have to sleep, eat and work….darn!

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    I spotted the magazine in an online-shop over here in Germany and am quite tempted to buy it because I like the pattern a lot. It twinkles so nice.

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    Maryann says

    Your quilt is lovely! The colors all work so well together. I really do question the need for 17 1/2 yards of fabric for the front of a twin size quilt. I have been quilting for years and even with paper piecing that seems extreme. It would make for a very expensive quilt top.

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      Hi Maryann – thanks for your comment! For the quilt top, the magazine definitely rounded up my amounts for the brights. So if you bought the fabrics as listed, you would have leftovers for either some pretty accents on the back, coordinating pillows, or another project.

      When writing a pattern for paper piecing, I try to take into account all skill levels. Some people are new or have trouble with angles (which this pattern has) and require more fabric. Some people are super experienced and need only slightly larger than the exact shape of the piece they are piecing. When starting a new paper piecing pattern, I always recommend cutting fabric for 1 block first and piecing that. If the fabric sizes work well for you, great! If you need slightly larger or smaller fabrics, this is the perfect chance to find that out and adjust the fabric requirements accordingly. This pattern calls for 262 paper pieced blocks, so there is some waste with all those seams and trimming.

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    Kara says

    Congrats on the article – that is awesome! Beautiful quilt, too. How did the talk go last night? And how are you doing on your new year’s resolution to slow down a little? šŸ˜€ That’s an honest question – I’ve been slammed and not able to look at any blogs for a while….

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    Lesley Potter says

    HI Faith
    I have been watching your creative side for months. Can you let know where I can purchase the papers for the twight quilt as some shops will not send to Sunny Sydney Australia.

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    Anitra says

    I just ordered the magazine just for your pattern (although I am sure there will be other nice patterns too) but I want to make your quilt! I can’t seem to find the specific colored fabrics you used in your quilt. I love the colors you choose but I don’t want to buy the kit as I just purchased a whole bolt of Kona white. Do you happen to know of an online site that I might be able to purchase all 10 colors?

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