Sunday, April 3, 2011
Several of our members have been working with the folks at The Quilt Pattern Magazine and have submitted articles and patterns for publication. This month, April 2011, members Barbara Chojnacki and Kristi Parker are featured in the magazine. Barbara's pattern is called "Itzo EZ", and the name is perfect! She will have you using up all of your scraps and large scale prints in no time! This quilt lends itself well to Layer Cakes and fat quarter bundles as well. Kristi wrote an article describing how to do a method of applique that uses very fine bridal tulle as a stabilizer. It is quick and easy, and can be accomplished entirely by machine, although the end result looks as if were done by hand. The tulle does not show in the finished product, and remains soft and supple for quilting. Keep an eye out for submissions from other members of the New England Quilt Designers in the future. You can access The Quilt Pattern Magazine by going to www.TheQuiltPatternMagazine.com. It is an "E-zine" that can be downloaded to your computer, allowing you to print any of the articles and pattern templates that you choose.