Quilts Published!

Exciting news! Two wonderful quilts from my studio were published in the June/July 2018 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! You can find this issue now on newsstands and in fabric stores.

“Americana,” a 64″ x 40″ wall or lap quilt is on the magazine cover. It was constructed entirely from half square triangles – how easy is that! And you can use charm packs of 5″ squares from Wilmington Prints as I did. Wait until you open the magazine to page 28 and see the flag photographed as a wall quilt along with the instructions. You will love it!

Super exciting for our family is the publication of “Skipping Stones,” a quilt designed by my daughter Trinity and me. It’s our first quilt published as a “design team,” although Trinity usually gives me candid feedback on most of my design ideas. You’ll find “Skipping Stones” on page 8.

Trinity stays particularly busy in the fall and winter as a substitute mail carrier, so I undertook the construction and quilting of this quilt last fall. Moda graciously provided quarter and half yard cuts of a variety of yellow, green, gray, and black prints from “Pepper & Flax” designed by Corey Yoder. I employed a speedy technique for making the “square in a corner” units. Check it out!

McCall’s provided me with two copies of the magazine to give to lucky blog readers. If you’d like to be in the drawing which will occur on May 15, leave a comment below stating which quilt you would make first, “Americana” or “Skipping Stones.”


24 thoughts on “Quilts Published!

  1. So excited for you guys! I love stepping stones and the flag is really cool! Some day I may get back to sewing! Keep inspiring me!!

  2. Congratulations, Aby. They are both wonderful. And I am going to find the issue this time!! Quilt shops and fabric stores are becoming scarce here. I was in Maggie Valley in March, tiny town, and they have 3 quilt shops. THREE!! And we have zero. What is wrong here?
    The guild is having a workshop this weekend to make quilts for the VA hospice in Durham, so the flag quilt is very timely.
    Mary Ed

  3. Congratulations Aby and Trinity!!! The flag is stunning!!! But if I were to choose one quilt to make I would go with skipping stones first.

  4. Definitely Skipping Stones! Love Americana, but Skipping Stones caught my eye first. Congratulations on both your quilts being chosen, and on being the cover quilt!

  5. Skipping Stones is wonderful and so exciting for you to get to design with your daughter. Looking forward to seeing the magazine and both quilts. Congratulations.

  6. Congratulations to you and your daughter for the quilts. They are both lovely and it must be exciting and fulfilling to have your daughter working with you on designs.

  7. I really like “Skipping Stones”, the pattern doesn’t look too complicated. And I love the fabric you chose to complete it. Beautiful quilt!

    It’s wonderful that you and your daughter both enjoy quilting and have that to share. You are very lucky.

  8. Both quilts are beautiful! I would like to do both, starting with the flag quilt! Congratulations for the cover go the magazine!

  9. I already have the magazine so don’t enter me in the drawing. I like them both but I’ve been eyeing the “Pepper & Flax” already so now I NEED to get some so I can make up Skipping Stones.

  10. I would try “Skipping Stones” first. I am especially interested in your speedy technique for the square in the corner unit. Congratulations, Aby, on your latest publications!

  11. Americana looks good but I think I would try Skipping Stones first. Congratulations on a quilt from “your new partnership”.

  12. Received this magazine in the mail last week and immediately decided I would love to make the Americana quilt on the cover! How fun it was to find out it was an Aby quilt. Congratulations to you and Trinity:)

  13. Congrats again! Two quilts in the same issue? How cool is that! I have to say I like the Americana one but would make it with much smaller hsts! 🙂

  14. Americana is nice pattern that I could use a technique that I learned recently from Beth Helfter called Accordion Sewn HSTs. I have a friend that loves red, white and blue quilts.

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