Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Claim to Fame

Have you ever submitted a photo to a magazine after you made a quilt that was featured in their magazine? Well, I have a few times now.

Fons & Porter’s Love Of Quilting had this quilt in their May/June 2000 magazine.



I loved it …. but the layout was tweaked by me …. which is usual. I hardly ever make a quilt exactly as shown. I look at a pattern and see something entirely different and usually go my way.



So, the quilt was made; a photo submitted to their Show and Tell department. All was forgotten until one day a few years later ….. an envelope arrived with a letter and a magazine. What a thrill for me!



Yes, that is me showing off my quilt. How very kind they were to select my photo and letter to publish.

So, there, my claim to fame! Neat, eh! :o)

Originally, my plan was to make a queen size quilt and I made enough blocks for that size. Instead, my flower blocks were made into a twin-size quilt; thus resulting in leftovers. My previous post shows what was made with those extra blocks. Now, I never throw anything away. You just never know when something will come in handy.


Have a great day!

25 comments:

Belvie said...

Congrats on making it into the magazine! I like your setting much better than the one originally featured in the magazine.

Yvette said...

No wonder yours was published, it was so much better than the original. Congrats!

Stina said...

Congratulations... and I love your version... its gorgeous!! :o)

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Your quilt is gorgeous -- I'm not surprised they've included it in the magazine!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Congrats! You're kind a of a big deal now!

Kathie said...

congrats, isn't that so exciting!
I love yours, so pretty, great fabric choices!
Kathie

Barb said...

What a great post today...love the quilts and the fact that you were featured!!

maggi said...

Well done, it is a lovely quilt and deserves to be seen by everyone.

Sherry said...

Congratulations with your quilt. You should be very proud of your work.

ivoryspring said...

Rose Marie,

Thanks for visiting and your kind comment. I love smocking, but am always apprehensive about the construction part.

Congratulations for being featured in Fons and Porter. You do great work, so I am not surprised they picked your quilt to show.

Janet said...

what a nice surprise and congratulations, your quilt was worthy of being published, your version is so much more interesting.

Jackie said...

How cool is that! I love your version. What a terrific adaptation of a pattern and what a great compliment to have it featured.

Helen said...

Well Rosemarie, now I understand why you had leftover blocks :-) It is certainly a thrill to get 'mentioned in dispatches' as I call it. Congratulations on finishing a great quilt and getting published.

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! I do remember that pattern and kept it too. I like your version better. I am like you always trying to make a pattern my own. Great job.

Cattinka said...

I think this prooves you´ve made it. You must be very proud, and I am too.
Hugs
KATRIN W.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on having your picture and story selected for the magazine. I have never submitted anything like that but think it would be a real hoot to see someething I made in one of my favorite magazines.

Guðrún said...

I have sent pictures but never got them published :( Your quilt is a beauty and deserves to be published in their magazine, congratulations.

Kim said...

Oh yes, I can see why they published your version - it is very well done! I once had a quilter's hint used on their TV show, they sent me a nice letter and an autographed copy of Quilters Complete Guide!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations Rose Marie. Your quilt is lovely. I like your version better than the original.

Anne Ida said...

Your quilt is lovely! Congratulations on making it into the magazine!

*karendianne. said...

Very cool! I've never been in a magazine. It's not something I anticipate ever happening either. So I'll enjoy living vicariously through you. In the future, I hope Hank & Ashes could be in the magazines, too. I mean, you know what I mean. hee!

Donna said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is just beautiful, and you certainly deserve to have the photo published! I made the cover quilt from that magazine in blues and purple.

Finn said...

Congratulations on the honor! It's a beautiful quilt and a well deserved recognition. Hugs, Finn

Inspired By Grandma's Quilts said...

Congratulations, Rose Marie! Your quilt is so beautiful! Bravo!

~Bren~ said...

What copy is that? I want to get it. Is it on the shelves now?
Your version is just beautiful!!!