Fresh on my desk this morning: The new Jan/Feb 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. And gracing the cover is their “Cottage Romance” design, made up of prints from AMERICAN BOUQUET and SIDEWALK CAFE, both by Faye Burgos. As you can see, her classic florals combine beautifully in this generous 96″ square quilt. This issue contains Part 1 of the 6-part series, resulting in this gorgeous quilt at the end of the year. Enjoy the creative process in two-month intervals, as well as the convenience of a Kit, available through the magazine.
A recent Quilter’s Newsletter blog postfeatures Faye Burgos’ frighteningly fun Halloween H’Owl panel design, and even offers it in a convenient kit. Check out all of its project picks for Halloween fun! Think it’s a bit late? Not really… Halloween has gradually morphed into an entire season rather than just one day, so it’s become popular to decorate with ghouls & goblins from the first touches of cool weather, right on through the autumn season. (Have you noticed people putting up orange lights and elobarate, spooky displays outdoors now, in advance of the Christmas lights?) Enjoy!
If you’re looking for a vibrant, trans-seasonal quilt project, check out Faye Burgos’ MEDALLION MUSEcollection, shown here in the “Lapis & Marigolds”quilt by Homestead Hearth. It’s featured in the latest issue of McCall’s Quilt Quilts (that’s the October/November issue), and it even made the cover! The fabric is available in this cool blue palette shown above, and in an equally vibrant orchid/gold combination.
News from the field, submitted by Marcus sales rep Julie Manning:
Debbie Mackenzie from Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop in Franklin, CT, hosted a ‘Quilts of Valor Charity Sew Session.’ During the event, customers created five of these quilts for the Quilts of Valor program. The group took advantage of the gorgeous LOVE & GLORY center panel, Strip-It fabric and coordinates by Faye Burgos to stitch up simple but meaningful gifts to show their gratitude to our US servicemen.
Learn more about the Quilts of Valor program, and plan a sew-in at your local quilt shop!
Trends continue to point toward the graceful elegance of red and blue with white across all design categories, which might help to explain the lasting appeal of GALLERY IN RED AND BLUE by Faye Burgos. Her stylized florals, paisleys and coordinates are the very look being shown currently in top decorating and lifestyle publications, blogs and specialty retailers, both traditional and contemporary.
From Valentine’s Day right through to the Christmas season, red with white is a natural favorite, while blue and white is always fresh and calming. Combine them during the summer holidays and any patriotic themed activities, including the fast-approaching July 4th holiday here in the US.
Sure, you’ve probably heard of Christmas in July, but today we’re taking a tip from our friends at American Patchwork & Quilting with a sneak peek at some of the fabrics you’ll find in shops for Holiday 2014. Their preview includes just one of our holiday lines, PRIMO PLAIDS – Christmas, shown here in a fun snowman quilt pattern by PastThyme Patterns: And we’ve also got WINTERLY WONDERFUL holiday panel and coordinates by Faye Burgos. The color scheme includes rich tones of red, green and blue, mixed with neutrals to give a more versatile decorative appeal:
Recently I met someone who heads up an organization called the Foundation for Military Families, based in South Jersey. Long story short, I offered to see if we had a patriotic quilt available to send to him as a door prize for an upcoming event. We didn’t, so I decided to whip one up, using Faye Burgos’ beautiful (and convenient) LOVE & GLORY panel and some coordinates. Just a few hours later, this is the result, along with a few SxS pix. The fabric really does all of the work, all you have to do is decide on a few borders. Here I used an ivory ground print and Faye’s Strip-It design. I pieced the back from three sections, arranging them from light to dark blue. After some light quilting and trimming, I turned the backing to create a faux binding, secured with zigzag stitching along the edge of the quilt.
The wall hanging will be shown at two of the group’s upcoming events, then finally it will be presented as a gift to a military family.
Patriotic prints aren’t my usual first choice of quilt fabrics, but as it turns out, this was the ultimate quilt project — simple, fun and greatly appreciated by the recipient organization! The LOVE & GLORY collection is perfect for Flag Day and July 4th celebrations… — lisa s
That hectic season when all the behind-the-scenes prep takes place, resulting in the beautiful, well-oiled machine that is our Quilt Market Booth! Almost daily, new made-up items arrive here in the office for the booth display. Here’s a peek at some projects using PRIMO PLAIDS – CHRISTMAS, AMERICAN BOUQUET, and AUNT GRACE TIES ONE ON, from left to right. (We’ll follow up with Pati for specific pattern info on these projects later — judging from how quickly she’s racing thru the halls, clearly now is not the time… We look forward to seeing all of our quilt shop owner customers and associates in Pittsburgh, May 15-18.
If you receive the great e-newsletters from AllPeopleQuilt.com like we do, you probably noticed this gorgeous wall hanging featured in today’s issue…It’s made with our own M FOR MYSTERY collection by Faye Burgos! Their editors chose the blue and gold colorway, and we think it would be equally pretty in the pink and black combo: What do you think? Try out your flower motif machine applique and sawtooth border skills in either version for stunning results. Get the free pattern!