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#apqQuiltalong: Go FOUR it!

Go FOUR It! April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting #apqquiltalong www.aprilrosenthal.com

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Have any of you heard of a little magazine called American Patchwork and Quilting?

I kinda thought so.

Well, I am honored to be a part of their ohsofun quilt along this year! Last year I followed along as hundreds, probably thousands of you made Lissa’s “Tone It Down!” quilt, and was jealous that I couldn’t drop everything and join right in too! (It’s still on my bucket list of somedays…)Go FOUR It! April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting #apqquiltalong www.aprilrosenthal.com

This year, the brilliant folks at American Patchwork and Quilting noticed a trend, and decided to jump on it! Four patches are making a comeback in a BIG way, and that’s what this year’s #apqQuiltalong is all about!

Choose one of three quilts to make (or make all three!), found in the April 2015 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting–on newsstands February 3rd.

 

Buried Treasure by April Rosenthal (That’s me!)

Go FOUR It! April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting #apqquiltalong www.aprilrosenthal.com

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Rainbow Rows by THE Lissa Alexander

Go FOUR It! April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting #apqquiltalong www.aprilrosenthal.com

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

Scraptacular by the lovely Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

Go FOUR It! April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting #apqquiltalong www.aprilrosenthal.com

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

There are a bunch of spectacular quilters playing along with us, and you’ll want to follow their progress too! Here are just a few of them:

April Rosenthal, Prairie Grass Patterns
www.aprilrosenthal.com
Barb and Mary, Me and My Sister Designs
http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/blog/
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville’s Quips andSnips!
quiltville.blogspot.com
Camille Roskelley, Simplify 
camilleroskelley.typepad.com
Debbie Roberts, The Quilted Moose
quiltedmoose.com/blog
Edyta Sitar, Laundry Basket Quilts
laundrybasketquilts.com/blog
Jane Davidson, Quilt Jane
quiltjane.com
Jo Morton, Jo Morton Quilts
jomortonquilts.com/jos_journal/
Kimberly Jolly, Jolly Jabber
fatquartershop.blogspot.com
Linda Collins, Quilts in the Barn
quiltsinthebarnaus.blogspot.com
Lisa Bongean
lisabongean.com
Lissa Alexander, Moda Lissa
modalissa.blogspot.com
Shea Henderson, Empty Bobbin Sewing
emptybobbinsewing.com
Sherri McConnell, A Quilting Life
www.aquiltinglife.com
Thelma Childers, Cupcakes ’n’ Daisies
www.cupcakesndaisies.com
Vanessa Goertzen, Lella Boutique
lellaboutique.blogspot.com
American Patchwork and Quilting staff
AllPeopleQuilt.com/blog

Share your progress with all of us via social media with the #apqQuiltalong hashtag! Be sure to tag me (@amrosenthal on IG and Prairie Grass Patterns on Facebook) if you decide to make my quilt, Buried Treasure, so I’m sure to see it!

If you need a little inspiration, check out Lissa’s Pinterest board where we will be pinning as many pictures as we can find of YOUR quilts!

So, go FOUR it! I want to see what you make!

xoxo

April

 



Magazines, and Winner!

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Wow you guys! It’s like you love April Showers fabric or something!

I have a few fun things to show you real quick and then I’ll get on with announcing the winner.

First: I got this fun quilt back,

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and I had totally forgotten about it!

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Because of printing deadlines, and magazine release timeframes,

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I made this quilt way back in the spring, sent it off, and barely remembered it.

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It was really fun to get it back, and have a Christmas quilt in my house this year!

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I made it with various quilting cottons from my stash,

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and backed it with a fabulous retro print from Michael Miller.

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The backing fabric inspired my color choices on the embroidery. I mean really, who can resist pink, aqua, red, and green presents?

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I did the embroidery with some really pretty floss from Sublime Stitching, and it has held its’ color through multiple washings, and hasn’t pilled up or lost texture. There’s no bleeding on to the white background. Basically, this floss rocks. And no, they didn’t pay me to say that. They have some great colors over there. Go check them out.

The Best Christmas Quilts magazine hit newsstands a few months ago, but I’d imagine you can still get your hands on it.

Speaking of getting your hands on magazines, my Mother-in-Law told me just the other day…

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…that she saw that my very first magazine was out on the stands again, reprinted!

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So, if you missed your chance to get a hold of Best Fat Quarter Quilts when it was out the first time,

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and are just dying to make Confetti Parade,

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head on out and pick up your copy before it’s out of print again.

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I’ve had my Confetti Parade quilt hanging in my living room for quite some time now, and so far, I’m still not sick of looking at it.

Okay, enough of my chatter…

How about a winner?!

The winner of the April Showers layer cake, and a couple of my new patterns is Sue, comment number 28! (As chosen by random.org)

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Sue, there’s an email in your inbox, message me back so I can ship out your goodies ASAP!

I’m gearing up to record another episode of QuiltCast with Amy Ellis tomorrow. Have you been listening?

xoxo

April