Crossroads began in a mix of bright violet, purple, sailor blue, deep aqua, with some bright green, yellow and a touch of black. In other words, this quilt began like so many of mine do: in a swirl of color. But what happened next was quite an adventure.
The inception of the quilt came from two other versions, but I wanted to put this design through its paces and see what else it could do.
I cut and built the quilt, color band by color band.
Then I started quilting it a little over a year ago.
There were a few troubles here and there, with some healthy doses of unpicking.
But I finished quilting and moved onto the binding. So far, it all sounds pretty normal, right?
Time for some beauty shots in our university’s garden. Then I contacted Simply Moderne magazine, and asked if they were interested. I waited.
I taught a class with it.
Simply Moderne wrote back: yes! They were interested! (Cue jumping on the bed.) So the quilt went underground, as did the pattern. No more classes. No talking about it.
I dropped it off to them at Road to California January 2019, the folded quilt disguising my sling for my arm (rotator cuff surgery). This was on their IG feed.
This past week, September 2019, I received this in my email: the photo of my quilt, ready for publication. I was beyond thrilled, as I am a fervent and faithful reader of not only Simply Moderne, but also its parent magazine, QuiltMania. Everyone there at that publication is so very nice and lovely to work with.
So, pick it up at your newstand, or wait for your subscribed copy to be delivered, or order it online on the 19th of September. And give me a holler when you read it, for I’ll be waving back, jumping for joy!