mandy munroe

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Blanket Stitch Quilt

March issue of Popular Patchwork magazine is out this weekend and I’ve just received my copy in the post. I can finally show you what I’ve been working on, it’s on the cover! (They never let on you know)

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I had an idea to translate the embroidery stitch into pieced patchwork. After a lovely visit to Cloud9 in New Jersey, Cirrus Solids seemed the perfect fabrics to work with. It was just choosing which combinations to go with, there was plenty to choose from as they have now added ten extra colours.

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(my starting point, a few combinations of Cirrus Solids)

I loved working with these fabrics, they drape so beautifully and they will only get better with washing πŸ™‚

You can also see the article on my visit to Cloud9 and my interview with Ricky Tims inside this issue. I’m so lucky to meet so many wonderful people on my quilting journey.

More good news – I’ve also heard that I’m confirmed to teach at Festival of Quilts again this year, yay!

Hope you’re having a good week πŸ™‚

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10 comments on “Blanket Stitch Quilt

  1. salpal1
    February 11, 2016

    wow – congratulations! It’s a beautiful quilt.

  2. treadlemusic
    February 11, 2016

    Such a beautiful “interpretation”!! Congrats!!!! The fabric choices are perfect!!!!

  3. tialys
    February 11, 2016

    Great idea – it looks really modern and the colours are great. Love those fabrics!

  4. Debbierose
    February 11, 2016

    Thats a great quilt, love the idea for blanket stitching being your muse. Well done.

  5. Mary Pat Smith
    February 12, 2016

    Very clever! It’s beautiful and you chose your colors well – as usual! Congratulations again on being the cover quilt. How many times have you been on the cover?

  6. mandymunroe
    February 12, 2016

    Thanks everyone, I’m really pleased with the way this one came out. A few times now Mary Pat, it’s always a lovely surprise πŸ™‚

  7. pomegranateandchintz
    February 12, 2016

    Great quilt, Mandy! And congrats on the gig at Festival of Quilts!!

  8. Jo Avery
    February 14, 2016

    Love this Mandy!! Genius idea and a stunning quilt, plus probably the most modern cover yet for Pop Patch!!

  9. Chris @made by ChrissieD
    February 16, 2016

    GORGEOUS, just GORGEOUS. I use blanket stitch all the time, it’s such a great looking stitch but you’ve cracked it with this pattern – Chris πŸ˜€

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