Thursday, June 10, 2010

three in a box!

Thursday, June 10, 2010
this is one of my favorite quilts that i've designed!

details
fabric is make life by sweetwater for moda
pattern - three in a box
designed by me
quilted by me
started on 11/12/09
finished on 1/27/10
measures - 54" square


you'll be able to find the pattern in the upcoming july/aug issue
of fons & porter's love of quilting!

i don't even know what the issue's cover looks like yet..
just that this photo of my quilt will be in there!

sometimes deadlines are tight... and i was busy at 3am quilting this baby

and when i was done... this was how much thread i had left!
talk about cutting it close!!
...and yes... it is bound in this photo.
i actually bound it once 1/2 the quilting was done...
and then went back and finished the quilting...

 i pieced my back as usual...

 i also had just borrowed my brother's dslr when i finished this quilt.
so i had lots of fun snapping all kinds of photos with it!

and while it looks all nice & sunny...
this was actually january... 
i just got lucky that the day i finished it was right before all the crazy snow storms we had!

also...
did you ever wonder what i was working on during my studio photo shoot?

i showed one photo that showed make life.. but that was it!

 so many photos showed what i was working on... that i could only show a few till now!

fons & porter did show a sneak peek at the end of their last issue!

copies are now available in the shop !!

and my quilt is home!!
i'm so happy to have it back!!


76 comments:

NorahS said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love this design! Congrats! :)

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Amazing as usual. I want to be you when I grow up!

Mary said...

Very, very cool design! Can't wait to see the magazine!

JMNech said...

Ohhh! I love it! Now I think I need to purchase this copy of this magazine...

Carla said...

I'll be looking for your great pattern on the news stand! Congratulations! I also love seeing where people create their awesome quilts. Thanks for sharing!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cool Julie -- I LOVE that Make Life Fabric!!!

Jacque said...

Congrat's to you... love the design & fabric choices.

Katie B. said...

Wow! I love it.

Em said...

SO so so cute! Love the freshness of the white with the boinging colors. LOVE LOVE the photos of the quilt journey, Thank you for your inspirations! Love, Em

Kelly said...

oooooh! I can't wait for the magazine to come out! Great job!

Leslie said...

wow that is gorgeous...i love the blocks you designed

amy smart said...

Julie this is awesome! I love the design - and it's so different from anything I've ever seen before. That is hard to do in quilting! Way to go.

Ryan said...

Great post Julie. Can't wait to get my next issue of F&P in te mail. I gotta go back to the last issue and check out the sneak peek I missed.

I'm starting a magazine file with your name on it, just for your issues! Keep em coming! :)

Little Lady Patchwork said...

It is gorgeous! My favorite also!

Jeannie said...

That is super cool!! Love that quilt.

live a colorful life said...

It is really beautiful and unique. That is such a great fabric line too.

traceyjay said...

this is one of my favorite designs of yours too!

(and can I add how dang cute you are... great photos). :)

JayTee said...

What a beautiful pattern.

Vesuviusmama said...

How exciting! As I sit at my desk job, I really get a kick out of vicariously enjoying your quilting successes, dreaming that it can one day be me following my passion. I hope you don't mind that small indulgence...

Dresden Quilter said...

It is amazing. You are definitely going to be conquering the world!

lisa said...

oh, I like that one! I might just have to get that magazine!

Heather said...

I'm really diggin this one!!! i like it a lot! ;)

...so we added chickens said...

This is an awesome design! Congratulations!

RenegadeQuilter said...

I love it!!! And the fact that its done in Make Life makes me love it even more. Great Job!!!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It is darling Julie!

Sandy said...

WOW More happy tears & goosebumps.. You're gonna need to buy me a bigger box of tissues!! Couldn't be prouder!!

holly p said...

Congrats Julie! This design is amazing! I love your studio shoot photos too.

momto2wasd said...

That is a wonderful design!!

Marisa said...

Love this quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful Julie! Hummmm...will this work with Pure too???

Sequana said...

Well, this is just a beauty! I can't wait to see you list that zine.

You do such wonderful work, and it looks like you have fun while you do it. What could be better, huh?

Violet Craft said...

Julie, I love it! You are one amazing girl. I'm so glad I got to meet you at market!

Jan said...

Great job! Can't wait for the pattern.

Laurel H. said...

O wow; I love this design! Beautiful quilt, as always. :)

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

WOW Julie! You have outdone yourself. This is an amazing design - I will have to make this one, it rocks!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute.
:D

Greta said...

Julie this looks amazing! I'm pretty new to being a follower of your blog but you share some amazing stuff. Just curious what was the first patern you ever had published and did you find them or did they find you? I always wonder how some of you uber talented women (and guys) get "discovered" and turn into the people I blog stalk.

Megs said...

What a great design - and I love that fabric line. It's so cheerful. Congratulations!

Shawn said...

Your quilt looks beautiful Julie and so does your studio!! Congratulations on being published again!!

A Stitch in Design said...

Congrats to you - that's awesome!! These magazines sure are keeping you busy :)

Judi said...

Way cute quilt! So fun to be in a magazine - again!!

Molly said...

Oooh, I really like this - I'll keep an eye out for the magazine! I'm making a quilt out of make life right now, and I just love it!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your design- very simple but interesting geometric shapes! Congratulations on the new published work! You rock!

Mishka said...

Pretty quilt Julie! Congrats on having it published.

Patty said...

This is a very nice quilt.

Ariane said...

I love it! It's beautiful.

corinnea said...

So pretty! Congrats!

Jane St. Pierre said...

Go, Julie! It will be nice to see you in print again! You are really getting it done!
xxoo

KatyK said...

What a wonderful pattern - its now on my MUST MAKE list - can't wait to get my hands on the magazine
thanks

Kris said...

I love this pattern! As soon as I saw the picture, I thought "I have to make this." So awesome.

Brad Herman said...

Congratulations on another magazine appearance!
This is one of my favorites you have designed.

Candi said...

Love it! Another great design - its awesome! Congrats ;)

Karen said...

That is a GREAT design!

April said...

I love me some Fons & Porter--congrats on landing your cool pattern in there! You're so creative.

And I am a bit jealous of your super cool studio photos. Seeing as I'm always the one behind the lens, I'll never get anything like that done of me. Rats!

Terriaw said...

I do love this quilt! I love how the blocks remind me of those map quilts popping up more and more, kinda like a maze. And I love seeing your photos as you worked on this project. Can't wait to see it published in the upcoming magazine - congrats!

SheilaC said...

Love the new design! Congrats!

SheilaC

lari smiles said...

Congratulations! This quilt totally rocks. Keep up the great work!!

mascanlon said...

Such a cute quilt, I can see it working in so many fun fabrics. And I love the extra photos of your studio. I get that magazine so it should be around soon. Way to go Julie!

KarrieLyne said...

You know I love all your stuff...but julie...this is amazing! I love it! I think you should just send it to me. You have so many....you won't miss it...too much ;)

*note* word verification is "orkey"....hmmm...they forgot the "d" in front for me..haha!

Wendy said...

That is one gorgeous quilt! Love it and can't wait to get my copy in the mail! Love the line of fabric too!! Good for you!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt! I can see why it is one of your fabrics. I will be looking for my copy in my mailbox! Congratulations!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

This is so cute! You inspire me so much with your new, fresh ideas. I'm more of an old time quilter but seeing modern fabrics and designs are definitely making me look at quilting in an entirely new way. Thanks!


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Michelle said...

What a clever gal, the pattern looks great

kat said...

I absolutely love the pattern and color combination! If only I hadn't already started on a quilt with circles... hmmm.. I can work on 2 quilts at once, right?

VickiT said...

I really love this quilt. Awesome job and congratulations for it being in the magazine. How exciting.

Sweet Ruby Designs said...

That is totally amazing. I love it! I honestly did wonder what you were working on in those pics. No wonder you have such a wonderful look on your face!

Christine said...

Quilting Superstar!! :)

Karyli said...

I have made a quilt using your pattern. It was a lot of fun to make and play with lots of colors. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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azuliverde.21 said...

Beautiful design, perfectly made!

Denise said...

Congrats--very nice quilt!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt!! Love the design!

Karen Rogers said...

Beautiful! I can't wait!

Nita said...

I think it is so wonderful to see someone your age living her artistic dream the way you are. I so enjoy following your
journey. And I love that quilt! Maybe I will give it a try when the magazine comes out.

Sharon said...

Congratulations! I think this will be a good quilt for one of my sons.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations! I love this quilt and can't wait to get my issue in the mail so I can get a better look.