Friday, November 20, 2015

Pretty Gemstones - McCall's Quilting



Today is the day I finally get to share a quilt I have been keeping a secret for a really long time!  It is called Pretty Gemstones and you can find it in the soon to be released January/February 2016 issue of McCall's Quilting.








Quite a few of my favorite scraps went into this quilt.  I love how they look with the Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed fabric for the background.


Photo courtesy of McCall's Quilting

This quilt reminds me of a jeweler's display of colored gemstone rings.  So many yummy colors, it is hard to pick a favorite!


Photo courtesy of McCall's Quilting


If you subscribe to the magazine, you might already have received your copy in your mailbox.  The issue will be available in stores by November 24th - just in time to pick it up while you are out holiday shopping.  It is fun to sew and I hope you give it a try.  I would love to see what you come up with!
 
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30 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

That is the perfect background. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on being in the magazine.

Chantal L. said...

Congratulations Cynthia for the publication AND for a beautiful quilt.

katyquilts said...

Congrats! This is a beautiful quilt! I love the way you arranged the colors. Brilliant!

KMSC said...

I've wanted to make a "rainbow" quilt for awhile; this pattern might be the one! It's gorgeous! Congrats on being published again.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the color placement and scrappiness. How fun to see your work in print.

Lara B. said...

You have such an amazing way with color Cyndy! I am definitely looking for that magazine! Pretty Gemstones is gorgeous! Congratulations on being published! (Again!)

Danette Stankovich said...

I received my magazine a few days ago. I saw your quilt and your photo in it. Awesome!

Susan said...

Lovely color palette--well done!

Linda said...

I was saving that magazine for a rainy day, so when I found out you had a quilt in it I ran to read it. It's beautiful! Out of all the lovely quilts in that magazine, yours is the one I would be most likely to make. :)

Kat said...

Gorgeous! What an awesome scrap quilt.

Heidi said...

Oh Congrats! How exciting, and the quilt is a stand-out! I do love the texture of the Essex background too!

Alycia said...

COngrats!! And congrats on keeping it a secret - ha ha!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great quilt. I like the colour scheme. Congrats on being published. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I loved this when I saw it on Facebook the other night! Gemstones is the perfect name for it, because those blocks just glow! I'd better go get a copy of that magazine next week!

cityquilter grace said...

very pretty...and congrats for being a quilting celebrity...nice honor to have

gayle said...

Woohoo!!!
I love the range of colors - green to purple is gorgeous!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

It is really lovely; congratulations on the publication!

knitnkwilt said...

I'm thinkin' keeping that secret would be quite difficult. Nice quilt and cheers on being published.

Barb N said...

What a gem! I love all the colors. And congrats on the publication - you did well keeping it under wraps, you sneaky quilter you!

Renee said...

Great fabric choices! And the gradation looks awesome!

Charlotta said...

Pretty quilt. Pattern seems well suited to so many different variations. Love it.

Elizabeth Bolton said...

What a thrill!! Love this clever design - will be getting the mag asap!

Vera said...

Awesome! Nothing beats lovely color sorting! Great job Cynthia!

Jayne said...

Keepin' secrets!! This is a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations! Love the colors with the background. Perfect transition from one color to the next...perfect!

PaulaB quilts said...

A gorgeous quilt. Congrats on the publication and on keeping a secret so long. Truly a jewel!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Beautiful quilt! And perfectly named! The blocks seem to sparkle.

Sandra Walker said...

Another great one Cynthia! It is just so pretty!! Yay for you, so glad! With all you share online, it is so good to see your designs in big magazines. :-)

Lindsey said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Congrats on your quilt being published! How exciting! - We featured your quilt over on the FWFS blog! Thank you for stopping by and linking up!

Lindsey

http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.com/2015/11/fabric-frenzy-friday-features_22.html

Jasmine said...

Congrats on another publication. This turned out beautifully with such a perfect name.

Jo Ferguson said...

Congrats!!! It's a gorgeous quilt and I look forward to seeing it in the magazine.

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