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? 🙂

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

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67 Comments

  1. Reply

    Anthony Palmer

    April 19, 2013

    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!
    Cheers!!

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    Andie

    April 19, 2013

    As always, good stuff, lady. Have fun with the Chicago MQG! They’re a fun bunch of quilty peeps.

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    caitriona mackle

    April 19, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous. As always

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    Gwen

    April 19, 2013

    Beautiful quilt. Love the colors. Enjoy your meeting.

  5. Reply

    mindingmomma

    April 19, 2013

    beautiful quilt and congrats on being published!

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    Annie K

    April 19, 2013

    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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    Karee

    April 19, 2013

    Saw the quilt in the mag, saw you in the mag, and cheered! Congratualtions!

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    Sarah

    April 19, 2013

    Absolutely LOVE that quilt! Just ordered the magazine, I can’t wait to get started!!

  9. Reply

    elsa

    April 19, 2013

    Lovely design and the colors chosen are wonderful!

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    Pam

    April 19, 2013

    I love it. Can you tell us the colors please?

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      Faith

      April 19, 2013

      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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    amber

    April 19, 2013

    It’s a beautiful quilt/design. Congratulations!

  12. Reply

    CitricSugar

    April 19, 2013

    It’s gorgeous, Faith! Congrats. 🙂

  13. Reply

    rosa

    April 19, 2013

    As always a awesome quilt!

  14. Reply

    Debbie

    April 19, 2013

    Beautiful quilt! Congrats for the feature!

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    Karen

    April 19, 2013

    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

    April 19, 2013

    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.

  17. Reply

    Cindy

    April 19, 2013

    The colors are scrumptious!

  18. Reply

    Carla

    April 19, 2013

    This is so gorgeous! I just bought the magazine ; )

  19. Reply

    Patti

    April 19, 2013

    A real beauty! Congratulations! I’ll be on the lookout for the magazine.

  20. Reply

    Louise

    April 19, 2013

    Stunning Quilt and gorgeous design! Love it!

  21. Reply

    Cecilia

    April 19, 2013

    Congratulations! This is a beautiful quilt.

  22. Reply

    Jen

    April 19, 2013

    Beautiful! Love the colours and the design! You did an amazing job. I will look for the magazine for sure.

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    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    April 19, 2013

    I LOVE this quilt! I wish I could come nod at you during your talk. You know I’d be the most enthusiastic nodder there. : )

  24. Reply

    Diane

    April 19, 2013

    No wonder it was hard to hide from us – it’s jaw dropping gorgeous!

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    Laura

    April 19, 2013

    hi ive seen this on pinterest for a few weeks now and am stalking the magazine:) its a great quilt

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    Carol N

    April 19, 2013

    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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    Christine Sherman

    April 19, 2013

    Just lovely!!

  28. Reply

    What Comes Next?

    April 19, 2013

    beautiful quilt! can’t wait to see your Arkansas Traveller – I’m working on one right now.

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    Laura Wolverton

    April 19, 2013

    This is really pretty. I love the colors. Congratulations on the magazine publication. I wish that I could drive up to Chicago to hear you speak.

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    Adrianne (Little Bluebell)

    April 19, 2013

    Twilight is a beautiful quilt! The mix of the precise stars and the fresh solids with white… perfection!

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    Dianne

    April 19, 2013

    Beautiful Quilt!!!!!

    Looking forward to your lecture this Sunday. I promise to nod. 🙂

    Dianne

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    Sondra

    April 19, 2013

    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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    Anita

    April 19, 2013

    Congrats! Very pretty quilt!

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    Sarah Fleming

    April 19, 2013

    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! 🙂

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    ann

    April 19, 2013

    Gorgeous! If I didn’t have such an aversion to paper piecing, I’d make one just like it! 🙂

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    shirley tener

    April 19, 2013

    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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    Katy

    April 19, 2013

    Great effect, congrats on the feature 🙂

  38. Reply

    Marianne

    April 19, 2013

    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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    Anne

    April 19, 2013

    Congratulations!! And quilt -well done!!

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    Willit

    April 19, 2013

    I love the vibrant solid colours.

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    di stanley

    April 19, 2013

    if only we still lived in Oak Park, Il I’d be there to hear you speak! That is a beautiful finish, Faith.

  42. Reply

    ChristaQuilts

    April 20, 2013

    Congratulations! It’s a beautiful quilt 🙂

  43. Reply

    quilterbell

    April 20, 2013

    It is really beautiful! The color combination is just so fresh and makes me laugh!. Congratulations!.

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    Christine

    April 20, 2013

    Beautiful quilt – I will be buying that magazine.

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    Mabel

    April 20, 2013

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

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    Aideen

    April 20, 2013

    Amazing I just love your quilts!

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    Karen

    April 20, 2013

    Truly beautiful! This will be my summer project quilt. 🙂

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

    Thank you

    • Reply

      Faith

      April 20, 2013

      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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        Karen

        April 20, 2013

        Thank you for explaining that to me. Now I understand. 🙂

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    Diane

    April 20, 2013

    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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    Sarah

    April 20, 2013

    This quilt is fantastic!

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    Franziska

    April 21, 2013

    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.

  51. Reply

    Karrie Smith

    April 21, 2013

    Congrats! Your quilt is beautiful!! I hope your talk went well!

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    April Sodoski

    April 21, 2013

    That is great…I saw it in my recent magazine that I got in the mail, it was a quilt that I told myself goes on the list “I need to make that”!

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    Michelle

    April 21, 2013

    just love it! and love the use of solids too!

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    Maryann

    April 21, 2013

    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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      Faith

      April 22, 2013

      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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    Maryann

    April 22, 2013

    Thank you so much for the reply!

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    Kara

    April 22, 2013

    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? 😀 That’s an honest question – I’ve been slammed and not able to look at any blogs for a while….

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    amy smart

    April 26, 2013

    I LOVE this quilt Faith! Everything about it!

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    Maree

    April 27, 2013

    Your Quilt is just Stunning…Well Done.
    cheers

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    Lesley Potter

    May 8, 2013

    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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    Lesley

    May 19, 2013

    Hi Faith – Thankyou so much for reply and help. Much appreciated

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    Anitra

    August 2, 2013

    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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    Anitra

    August 5, 2013

    Found all the fabrics … coming from three different websites … looking forward to their arrival.

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