This is a piece I had so much fun making this spring for A Needle Pulling Thread (ANPT) Magazine June 2022 Issue. I was sworn to secrecy until the magazine was published last week. Now I can share it with all of you. And as you can see the theme was to make something inspired by gardens. And I love flowers so it wasn’t a problem for me.

And they kept a secret as well. I had no idea it was going to be on the cover until the magazine was released. What a thrill it was to see my piece on the cover. I was on cloud nine for a few days.

Cover of Issue 59 – A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine

At present I do not have the pattern for sale but it can be purchased here at ANPT Magazine. It is a great little piece to brighten up any room in your house, cottage or apartment.

Several techniques are found in this quilt with curved checkerboard piecing that gives the background a colour wash effect as well as it looks like it has clouds floating and fusible web applique as the two prominent techniques.

multiple blue fabrics
Curved checkerboard sky

And a piece wouldn’t be mine if I didn’t add a little bit of free motion zigzag to it.

blue sky, flowers and a white picket fence
Free motion zigzag/satin stitch around applique pieces

So very exciting to be the Cover Girl as my friends are all calling me.

Flowers behind a white fence with a blue background
On the Other Side of the Picket Fence

Until next time…

Happy Quilting

Bargello Sunflower

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Virtual Quilt Trunk Show - From Then to Now - Westshore Quilters' Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Westshore Quilters’ Guild meeting to present her From Then to Now virtual trunk show focusing on the stories her quilts have to tell.
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Mar 25 @ 12:30 – 15:30
Mini-Bargello Sunflower Virtual Zoom Workshop Part 2 - Wiltwyck Quilters Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild in a virtual workshop to explore the world of colour, learn how to piece Bargello runs, and use them to create the Mini-Bargello Sunflower.
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Mar 29 @ 10:00
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Apr 25 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Virtual Quilt Trunk Show - Creating Contrast in Your Quilts - Warwick Valley Quilters Guild @ Zoom
Jen is joining the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild’s meeting to present her Creating Contrast in Your Quilts virtual trunk show and discuss how to create contrast using fabrics, colour, design and other techniques.