Thursday, 14 March 2013

I made front cover!

I've never made front cover before but this month I made front cover of Sewing World Magazine! I feel ludicrously excited and may loiter in my local newsagents in the hope of seeing someone pick the magazine up and say to her friend "wow, what a beautiful cushion. I'm going to buy this magazine just so I can make that". Of course even if I wait there for weeks, that won't actually happen but it will happen in my fantasy parallel universe of quilting fame and fortune.


The pillow is made using Pat Bravo's beautiful Indie line for Art Gallery Fabrics mixed with Essex Linen in cream.  

The front is a paper pieced star, pieced in 8 segments and quite quick and easy to do as paper piecing goes. 

I love the back because these were three of my favourite prints (including the navy binding).

71 comments:

  1. Congratulations Lynne - how exciting !!
    I shall go and buy my copy straightaway - before they sell out!

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  2. Love the PP pillow and how exciting to make the magazine cover! Congratulations.

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  3. Not sure if it is available where I live but I will go see. Love that pillow and I'm in need of a star pattern right now!

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  4. Congrats....it looks amazing. And the cover yet too, wow. I soooo get that loitering thing, it gets me laughing and thinking of you.

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  5. What a thrill this must be for you! This pillow looks terrific; I love the color choices.

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  6. Who's a clever girl then :o)
    well done, it's a fantastic cushion

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  7. Fab cushion - and well done for becoming a cover girl - you deserve it - so pleased for you. :-)

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  8. Congratulations! I hope it's the first of many!

    P.S. Please tell me you're going to frame it and put it on your sewing room wall!

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  9. Oooh I shall look out for it while I'm home

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  10. well it makes me want to buy it!
    beautiful! and congratulations!

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  11. The cushion is lush! Congratulations on making the front cover!

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  12. Congrats! It's gorgeous, so I'm not surprised that it made a cover!

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  13. Congratulations! And if you want to head over to my local WHS I will be picking up a copy tomorrow, I'll even chat to a random about how lovely the cushion is and that's the only reason I'm buying it, if you like! ;o)

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  14. Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  15. Congratulations on getting to be a "Cover Girl"! I do love your pillow, too, btw. Thanks for showing the back, too. Have a super day!

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  16. congratulations! must feel so cool :)

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  17. I'd hang with you in the store so I could say, "I know the designer of this cushion", and she's super talented and so, so nice.

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  18. Congratulations that is so exciting.

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  19. How exciting & well deserved!

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  20. Wow what a great cushion! I will ave to go to town tomorrow and see if I can get tat magazine I have some blues in my scrap basket that would be great for this project.

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  21. How wonderful!! Congrats on a step towards your quilting dreams :)

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  22. Ohhhhhh Lily what great news to share....and it does look star like for a star

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  23. Wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations! I will go to the shop and tell people how beautiful it is and that they should buy the magazine :-) I will.

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  24. Woo Hoo! Many congratulations. Di x

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  25. Beautiful cushion totally deserving the cover.

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  26. Oh how wonderful! Well deserved ; )

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  27. Congratulations! It's a beautiful cushion so where else would it be but the front cover :-) xx

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  28. Congratulations - much deserved, it looks absolutely gorgeous and will no doubt sell a heap of mags!

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  29. Hi Cover Girl!
    I'm soooo happy for you. Your talent and creativity rocks!! You have a girl across the pond blushing here too :)
    xoxo,

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  30. Love it! It is beautiful and Congrats!!!

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  31. I always knew you were a cover girl at heart :oD

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  32. Congratulations - such a gorgeous pillow!

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  33. Front cover, how very exciting, congratulations!

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  34. Absolutely Awesome, your cushion is Ace and deserves front cover! I would buy that magazine cause of the photo on the the front!! xo (missing instagram right now cause I dropped my phone in the bath eek. Did you know phones can't swim?!! A whole week before I get new phone. see you over there then!)

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  35. Love the cushion - well deserved of it's cover position :-)
    That would be a fantastic project to make the most of (and eek out) my liberty lawn collection, must see if i can track down a copy!

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  36. It's beautiful!! I wonder if we will be able to get that magazine here in the States.

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  37. Vey cool and congratulations! It turned out wonderful.

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  38. Congrats! Love your pillow!

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  39. Love this so much. We are definitely on the same wavelength. I just finished the beginning of a quilt top using this same type of block. Congrats on the cover!

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  40. Lynne - your cushion IS beautiful!! Congratulations!! Is that magazine available in America??

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  41. fantastic and indeed a beautiful cushion! I love how your mind works I often dream too! xxxx

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  42. Yay! Congratulations. I'm sure you would spot people cooing over the pattern if you waited for a little bit. I would be one of the them! Those fabrics are delicious.

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  43. If you lived near me, and you could read minds you'd probably hear me saying that to myself ;) Congratulations on the front cover x

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  44. Congratulations! Love the Indie line. And I live in that same parallel universe, because modern/contemporary quilters and sewing bloggers are my Rock Stars!

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  45. Congrtulations. That pillow is beautiful

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  46. YIPPPPPPIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
    That's exciting!

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  47. Beautiful work. For those of use that can't get the magazine..will your pattern be available online?
    Marj in Mexico
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  48. So cool! Wish I could find an issue in the states! As always beautiful work!

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  49. AMAZING WORK!!!!!!!! Love the design and fabrics. CONGRATULATIONS! TO YOU. You should be so proud, I know that I am......XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Sondra
    P.S. I would be standing out at the magazine stand all day!!!!!!!!!!

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  50. Congratulations, you belong on the cover. That cushion is stunning, I want to make it so will go looking for the magazine!

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  51. Congrats! That is awesome! : )

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  52. If I lived in the uk, I would stand and say that loudly, just in case ou were standing there! I love that star - I did a smaller version for a bee and loved the way it turned out. Maybe I should do one for myself.

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  53. Very nice cushion. Really like the colours. I've gone and bought the mag, but I enjoy the Sewing World magazine I buy this quite often

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  54. Sorry I'm late with the congratulations, but they are heartfelt. I love the cushion.

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  55. Congratulations Lynne - I can't think of anything more exciting than seeing your work in print!

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  56. Congratulations!! It is a gorgeous cushion :)

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  57. Just seen this - huge congratulations!

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