Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Grape Escape -- Alex's Beautiful Quilt

This is the quilt that I was working on and photographing for the blog, but only showing small parts of it as a teaser. Alex had told me that she was making it for The Quilt Life and that she didn't want pictures to be published before the magazine came out. I did four blog posts on this quilt; to see the first one, click here.

When The Quilt Life arrived in my mailbox yesterday, I figured the wraps were off! The picture above is on page 77, followed by the directions for making this spectacular quilt yourself.

I really like the magazine -- it's good balanced coverage and advice for all aspects of our quilting lives. I especially liked the article on page 84 by Teri Lucas about all of the reasons why a quilter might want to join a minigroup. Twenty years ago, my best friend Mary Ponce invited me to a minigroup and I credit that talented group of ladies for starting me on my quilting path.

Another picture from the magazine, this one of pages 78-79. The whole pattern is printed for you, including tips from Alex on how to prep and applique all those grapes!

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  1. Wow, just wow! That is beautiful.

  2. Oooh, I *really* want that pattern! Beautiful job!

  3. Beautiful quilt. I've always loved quilts with vines and grapes. Lovely.

    You are such a good secret keeper too!


  4. It is a beautiful pattern. Is this the newest issue? Do you know wher it is sold?

  5. It is the newest issue, mine just came in the mail on Friday. I don't know when it will hit the newsstand, but I would think Barnes & Noble will get it. I subscribed before the first issue came out because I didn't want to miss all the excitement!


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