Saturday, August 7, 2010


Talk about huge excitement this week!

I had a most exciting day on Thursday when the postie dropped this in my letterbox. Yup, the latest issue of Homespun magazine (Vol 11.8), and with my quilt on the cover!! Eeeeee!!

I am thrilled to finally show off, "Lavender Love," a beautiful purple quilt paying tribute to the always popular plant, Lavender. I had such fun designing and making this quilt, and am so happy with the final result. I made this quilt over the summer months, and have been patiently waiting to show you all since!

I must say, it's so exciting to see it in print, and looking all fancy. How gorgeous is the photo setting for the quilt?! I wish I could transplant that lovely arbour into my backyard. It's just stunning.

My mum, is of course, incredibly proud. I think she bought all the copies of the magazine at the local shops - so I'm sorry for any locals who are trying to get their hands on a copy!

For anyone who is planning on making the quilt - please leave a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.

And just to add to the excitement - Rebecca Craig (Gails daughter) of Patchwork with Gail B, has finally given birth to her triplets - all girls!! Congratulations to Rebecca and family - can't wait to see them!


Ozjane said...

Blessings Sam....I opened it last night and also gave a little jump of excitement as I said...oh...I read her blog.
It is so nice to see work from people whose blogs you read...I am very tempted to sew the embroidery bit at the very least.
I love lavender and some of the other photos of the lavender farm were beautiful also.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Congratulations on the publication sweetie! I haven't got my copy yet (I'm sure it wasn't your mum buying them all! LOL) but I can see from your photos that the quilt looks fabulous!! :-)

Wonderful news about Gail's daughter... all girls! ha ha! They'll all be able to swap clothes in their teenage years! Gorgeous news!

Hugs, Sam!!!
Vikki xoxo
(who is saving her pennies having spent way too much at the craft shows - hence I haven't been in to Gail B for a while!) LOL

Vicki said...

Oh Wow Sam....its beautiful and I havent got my copy yet and definately have to get a copy now :) Congrats on being a cover girl too :) Woo hooo I am so excited for you :)

Lucky-1 said...

Congrats on your quilt:) Looks stunning:)

Anonymous said...

Well done Sam! I haven't found any spare time without whingy children or a crying baby to have a look at mine yet. I did notice the beautiful quilt on the cover though! Congratulations!!

Triplets?? Wowsers... I'm struggling wtih three children (with a newborn)... let alone 3 newborns!

Mistea said...

Congratulations your quilt looks amazing - and it doesn't need to be in that perfect setting.


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Linda said...

Beautiful quilt Sam! I must rush out and get my copy!! I'd love to make it...perhaps if my first grandchild, due in three months, is a girl... :)

suzie said...

Lovely Sam. Glad my sub hasn't run out so will look forward to receiving my copy. Congratulations on being mada a cover girl. I hope there will be many more to come.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Congratulations Sam!!! I love your gorgeous quilt - it's very pretty indeed sitting under the arbor. :-) Congrats too on the finishing of the Stitch-a-long, another beautiful project from your very talented fingers!

MARYNAN said...

Thank you so much for your free Homespun magazine stitch-a-long. I found it by regularly visiting Jenny from Elefantz's blog. We do have a lot to be thankful for don't we. As I am a practising Christian as well, I will probably add GOD to the stitchery words too.
I just noticed that Jenny has left a comment before me. Congratulations on having your Lavender project published. My favourite colour is anything PURPLE.

Maryanne P

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on your lovely quilt design. Well done.

Samelia's Mum said...

Congratulations. It's beautiful!