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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Published! Rainbow in a Box!


      I am beyond thrilled that a recent quilt was published!   My rainbow half-square triangle quilt, which I called Rainbow in a Box, appears in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts, available now! Here is the  link to this issue, and a link to my quilt on their  website.

   McCall's took such beautiful pictures of the quilt, and has a great facebook video about the issue, including my quilt.
     I actually worked on this quilt top at the beginning of 2015, using up lots of my stash fabric, along with Kona white.  
The scrap squares  in rainbow order
The completed HST blocks laid out in the diamond pattern.  
The finished top in the January 2015 snow!
      I quilted it up, and took some spring time pictures on the lake before sending it off to McCall's for the professional photo shoot!


The backing is a now-unavailable IKEA fabric
      I quilted it in a continuous line, starting at the center of the design and then following the pattern, at about 1/2 in intervals.  Lots of turning and lifting.   Since then I have purchased  a mid- arm quilting machine, and a quilting pattern like this should be much easier!
     It is so exciting to see the quilt so beautifully displayed and photographed, and to see my name in print for quilting!
     McCall's was nice enough to give me a few extra copies of the magazine to give away on this blog.  Please leave a comment, and I'll choose two by March 17 and send you the copies.

     I have several quilts underway as the winter winds down.  I am looking forward to finishing and sharing.
I will be linking up with My Quilt Infatuation! and Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish it up Friday!

Take care,
Gretchen


 




74 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful. I love the gradations within each color band.

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  2. WOW! What a beauty! Found your site from My Quilt Infatuation's NTT! Congrats on being published!

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  3. I love rainbow quilts, and your quilt is fabulous! Congratulations on having your design published.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed looking at your stash busting on your blog!

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  4. It's a beautiful rainbow quilt! Congrats on the magazine! I can never get enough of rainbows!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I have had your blog bookmarked, so it is so great to get a nice comment back!

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  5. Congrats! I love the offset box - very refreshing.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoyed checking out your blog, too!

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  6. Congratulations. Beautiful and I love the simple quilting.

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    1. Thanks so much, and it is fun to check out your blogs! I can barely keep up with one!

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  7. Congratulations, I can hear the excitement in your writing. Your quilt is beautiful, so fresh and vibrant. You have some lovely fabrics in your stash.
    With smiles from
    Kate

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    1. Thank you. I have an enormous stash - I'm trying to work it down!

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  8. That is a beautiful quilt! I am always drawn to rainbow layouts and love how you did it with the HSTs!

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    1. Thank you so much! I enjoyed checking out your blog, too!

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  9. Congrats!! I can tell how excited you are and you should be as it is a gorgeous quilt!

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    1. Thanks so much. I check out your blog, and the scrappy chevrons were amazing. I may need to try that out!

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  10. Congratulations on all fronts -- a finished quilt and a publish!!

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  11. Beautiful! How exciting to have your quilt/pattern published!

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  12. Wonderful quilt. You did a great job picking colors. I would love to win a copy of the magazine just for your quilt instructions.

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    1. Bonnie, you're a winner. I'll try to email you to get your address! Thanks!

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  13. Fantastic news that you are published!! Your quilt is smashing!

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  14. Bright rainbow colors are my fave and I love how you used different shades and patterns for each color! I don't have a big stash so it would be fun picking out all the different fabrics!I would love to make one! 😀

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  15. Bright rainbow colors are my fave and I love how you used different shades and patterns for each color! I don't have a big stash so it would be fun picking out all the different fabrics!I would love to make one! 😀

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  16. Congrats...if is a fun quilt. Love the bright colors. micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  17. I love the design of this quilt and the bright, happy colors you used. Congratulations on being published!

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  18. Congratulations I can't say enough about your pattern and fabric choices. Such an impact. Your quilting was perfect to showcase the off center style. I approve and can't wait until I can try one too. Thanks for the peek!

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  19. I love rainbow quilts and this is especially beautiful!

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  20. This quilt is so fun! Congratulations on getting published and thanks for sharing at NTT!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Kelly, thanks for the nice words. I have been checking out your blog for a while. Love your work. Thanks for visiting mine!

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  21. Its a beautiful quilt, congratulations on being published.

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    1. Thanks so much. I had fun checking out your blog. Cute cute baby!

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  23. Really beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing - it looks like it would be a super fun quilt to make.

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  24. I <3 rainbow quilts! Yours is beautiful. Well done!

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  25. I <3 rainbow quilts! Yours is beautiful. Well done!

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  26. Beautiful quilt!!!!!!!!! excellent job. Love the backing too :-)

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    1. Thanks so much. I am sorry that backing fabric isn't available any more!

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  27. How exciting to have a quilt published. Congrats on that. Love the quilt too and so enjoy the offset arrangement and all the lovely colors. Dian

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  28. Congratulations! I love the versatility of HST. You used them well!

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    1. Thanks. I see more HSTs in my future!

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  29. I love that your quilt is color-filled but that the white keeps it light and bright rather than heavy. I'm visiting from crazy mom quilts. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments,and thanks for visiting!

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  30. Congratulations! I'm always a fan of gradients and love your quilting.

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  31. So pleased I chanced upon your blog, I'll keep an eye on you here on!
    Great that your quilt has been published, it's a triumph and I love it. The colours, the finish and the offset design all add to the attraction of it. Quite inspiring in fact.
    Congratulations,
    Jo

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments, and for checking out my blog. I took the opportunity to check out yours! Wonderful! I'll be in Scotland this summer - any suggestions for quilt shops to check out?

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  32. Congratulations! How exciting!! Beautiful quilt ..love the colours and the design

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    1. Thank you! Your quilts are quilt lovely!

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  33. How cool is that? You did a wonderful job!

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  34. It's Beautiful! So what is a "mid arm" quilting machine. Sounds very intriguing. can you email me what you have so I can check it out. stamperwithdayjob@gmail.com

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  35. i love your quilt, i'll be sure to pick up a copy of Quick Quilts. thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I love your quilt so much, I am seriously thinking about making one. Thank you for sharing your creativity! janice@passionforperfume.com

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    1. Thanks. It was pretty easy and fun to put together!

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  37. Congratulations, your quilt is so pretty, love the design!

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    1. Thanks, and I loved checking out your blog! Love the little pouch!

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  38. Congratulations--I love bright happy quilts, and yours is one of the best!

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  39. I love the quilting you've done on this; just incredible detail. I love the bright, happy feeling it has.

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  40. The colors in this quilt are so Happy - no wonder McCall's chose yours for their magazine - congratulations! I'd love a copy. We live in a rural area and don't have access to Barnes & Noble or other magazine stands. Have fun working on your next projects.

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    1. Hi, Barb - you are a winner! I'll try to email you to get your address! Thanks for the comment!

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  41. Hi Gretchen! Darn if I didn't post on the wrong date...go figure! At the risk of repeating myself, I've just finished piecing this quilt I found in McCall's mag...HUGE congrats to you :) It's beautiful, I've learned a lot, and am a quilting newbie. (I started it last spring, but you know...life stuff!) Getting ready to sandwich and will attempt to quilt myself on my own Brother machine; questions: how did you stitch the quilt, in sections, or all the way around? And where exactly did you start? Any help or tips here appreciated. Hoping to finish this THIS year LOL!! Am excited to have found your blog too. Best, Susan

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  42. Hi, Susan! I am so thrilled you like the quilt. I did start in the "Off" center block, and used a soluble pen to draw the beginning lines (and redid them a few times). After the beginning part, I used a walking foot and just kept turning the quilt around and around. This was alot of quilt wrangling. Send me your contact information to my email (gretchen.wylegala@gmail.com) and I will be happy to chat with you more. I am in the process of doing a baby size version of this quilt for a class at my local quilt shop, and am planning to do something different for that quilting.

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  43. YAY!!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!! My info on the way.... :))

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