Thursday, January 9, 2020

Beautiful Bouquets - COVER Quilt of Quilter's World Spring 2020 issue

UPDATE:  Single Print & PDF Digital Download patterns are now available for this quilt.  Here are links for your convenience. 

Right before Christmas I got one of those emails that puts a big smile on your face and makes you do a happy dance!  It was a sneak peek of the cover of the soon-to-be-available Spring 2020 issue of Quilter's World magazine and MY QUILT was on the COVER!

When I designed Beautiful Bouquets I knew I really liked the design and I hoped it would be accepted for publication.  For those who don't know, designers receive a call for submissions from the publisher for each magazine and I typically submit 3-5 designs for each call with the hopes that maybe 1 will be accepted.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be selected as the cover quilt!

Beautiful Bouquets is a great stash buster with each bouquet featuring a different set of spring colored fabrics.  The precise stems and leaves are achieved with a bit of paper-piecing.  I used fabrics from my stash to make quilt with the Soft & Bright batting graciously provided by The Warm Company

Also with her name on the cover is my friend, the amazing Debby Brown of Debby Brown Quilts.  She writes a super-informative quilting column which is always a must-read.  

Making this cover even more special is the location of the photo shoot - my friends Ben & Lana's beautiful home! 

You can pick up your copy of Quilter's World at your local quilt shop, at variety of craft retailers or online.  I would love to see your version of Beautiful Bouquets! 


  1. It is well deserved. Congratulations! Love the flowers and colors, a sure sign of spring :)

  2. I love this pattern! Such a beautiful quilt. I've made two memory quilts out of ties with this pattern. Thank you! Love the cover picture!