Waterfall Chevron Quilt

I had such a good time watching this quilt evolve and I am immensely grateful for the experience.  When Diana McClun told me she wanted to make a quilt for me with my first fabric collection I was pretty excited to say the least.  I learned SO MUCH watching this project take shape and communicating with Diana and Laura at times through the process.  I watched one of their quilting video’s during this period, and am still slowly making my way through their first book, Quilts, Quilts, Quilts.

And I am as surprised as some of you that with this experience I have officially been bitten by the quilting bug and have started sewing again, armed with a hand me down Jenome from my late mother-in-law.  Diana is amazing and I am grateful for her mentorship as she certainly is that for me, and also for her friendship. A gift to be sure.

And very cool that their quilt is featured in McCall’s Quilting’s July/August Issue in stores now.   They are also all very nice there!

How does one really capture the real feeling of a quilt through photographs?  Well, I will be spending a lot of time trying to find that out in the next few years.  Here are some of my first attempts with this quilt that I will always treasure.

Diana McClun and the “Waterfall” chevron quilt by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, quilted by Creative Quilting

More Tokyo Rococo Projects

Patchwork Posse is at it again with this so cool scallop messenger bag using the blue “whisper” colorway of Tokyo Rococo.  I love this bag, and I also love how Becky takes her product photos outside.  Some are against fences, hanging from clotheslines,  or by her sewing cottage–which is where you can find the pattern and instructions for this bag–In the May edition of The Sewing Cottage Magazine!

Scallop Messenger Bag by Patchwork Posse

Scallop messenger bag by Patchwork Posse

AND, there is a double whammy coming up with McCall’s. McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July issue, which is on its way to newstands now has a project with Tokyo Rococo–a wonderful quilt named “Persimmon Park”.   I like that name!  Designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, quilted by Connie Gresham.  This quilt is fully patterned in the McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2012 issue, AND a kit of fabrics for the quilt top and binding is available from Homestead Hearth, http://www.homesteadhearth.com.  A sneak preview is below.

“Persimmon Park” Designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, quilted by Connie Gresham. 

And, stay tuned for a wonderful chevron quilt designed by the amazing Diana Mc Clun and Laura Nownes that will be in McCall’s Quilting’s August Issue, on newstands in May.  I actually get to keep that quilt and I am dying to see it in person.

That’s all the Tokyo Rococo news for now.  My next fabric collection, Licorice Fizz will be in stores in October.  Can’t wait to play with it!  But before that there are more projects for Tokyo Rococo coming in….