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:

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

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  2. Congratulations Cynthia for the publication AND for a beautiful quilt.

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

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

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

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  6. 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!)

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

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  8. Lovely color palette--well done!

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  9. 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. :)

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  10. Gorgeous! What an awesome scrap quilt.

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

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

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

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  14. 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!

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

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

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  17. It is really lovely; congratulations on the publication!

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

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

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  20. Great fabric choices! And the gradation looks awesome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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. :-)

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  28. 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

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

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

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