|My quilt is the one on top of the stack of quilts there!|
Ladies and gentleman, I am in McCall's Quilting Magazine! I still can't quite believe it!
This is the closest I've gotten to being a "Covergirl" so far! As many of you know, I was working on some quilts that I wasn't able to share (this was for Market this past spring!) Well, I was designing and making quilts using Melanie Testa's fabric from her Meadowlark line put out by Windham Fabrics. I've been sitting on this news since this past spring - and now I can finally share it with you!
This was an exciting process, as I was able to see Melly creating the line, and then her excitement when Windham picked it up. It's a special feeling to be one of the first people to ever cut into, and create with a designer's first fabrics!
The Meadowlark line is Melly's way of raising awareness about the plight of the 20 Common Birds in Decline listed by the Audobon Society. She has a post about it on her blog!
The original name of this quilt is "Lark Star" for the Eastern Meadowlark on the list. For publishing reasons, the piece goes by the name "Starling" in the magazine. They are offering a FREE alternate pattern of the quilt in king size! (You can also order a kit of the 60.5"60.5" from them, that has the fabrics I used!)
|"Starling" McCalls Quilting Jan/Feb 2015 (aka Lark Star)|
I have an AWESOME prize opportunity for a lucky reader! Melly has graciously arranged for me to be able to give away a fat quarter of every fabric from her line Meadowlark! That's 26 fat quarters my friends! To be eligible all you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite common bird in your backyard is! Deadline for leaving a comment is Sunday, December 7th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced Monday the 8th!