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Quiltmaker Magazine and the Giraffe Family

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Aside from sewing squirrels…
And the Little Blooms quilt blocks I showed earlier this week…
And making my house blocks for the Hillside Houses quilt along…

I have also been working on some secret sewing projects. I was contacted by Quiltmaker Magazine. As well as being offered an opportunity to submit a block for their next 100 Blocks, I was also approached to make a submission for a baby quilt to be featured in an upcoming issue.

I am not very good at keeping quilty secrets. This quilt, Giraffe Family, is not due for publication until December first when their Jan/Feb 2016 issue goes on sale. Of course, I can’t share the finish yet, but I do have to spill some of the details now! It’s too exciting to hold it all in!

Jungle Party by Edward Miller for Robert Kaufman and coordinating Kona Cotton Solids

Robert Kaufman Fabrics kindly sponsored this project and a package containing the Kona Cotton Solids for the front and coordinating Jungle Party backing fabric arrived a couple of weeks ago.

Elaborating on an earlier design called Giraffe Love, I drew up a revised design on grid paper and wrote myself out a pattern to follow. Yes. There are giraffes.

This Giraffe Family baby quilt was the 42nd use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
Giraffe Family for Quiltmaker Magazine January/February 2016

This finish features my favourite organic wavy line quilting. And a matched binding. Although I have not shared any details in this post, the 12 inch block submission was sent along in the same mailing as the quilt.

I am so looking forward to sharing more details and pictures later this fall!

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31 Responses

  1. How fun and congratulations, that is super exciting. 🙂

  2. KMTrott says:

    Lorna, I'm so excited and pleased for you! Way to go girl you deserve the accolades. The colors are wonderful, looking forward to seeing the pictures 🙂

  3. Well if I were a quilting magazine editor and wanted a distinctive beautiful baby/child quilt you would be my first choice given the amazing designs you have come up with! So good to be recognised in this way.

  4. Patti says:

    Lorna, you go girl!!! I'm so happy for you!

  5. I just knew we'd see your name in the spotlight! Way to go Missus! So happy for you!

  6. I'm sure this is going to be another one of your amazing designs.

  7. SarahZ says:

    Oh yay! How exciting! Thanks for sharing just a little bit 🙂

  8. KaHolly says:

    Oh, Lorna, what fun! Congratulations!! How do you do it? You accomplish so very much and you do it all so well! I'm very expo item for you.

  9. congratulations – you are moving right along on projects and patterns!

  10. Dear Lorna, I am so happy I found your blog. You are inspiring and encouraging. Have a wonderful day and a nice week-end.

  11. Congratulations. You are one busy woman and the perfect person to publish a baby quilt. Debbie

  12. Jasmine says:

    That is so exciting! I'm so glad you shared a sneak peek with us. Your designs are so delightful.

  13. Mari says:

    Congratulations Lorna! It's nice to see your art being appreciated! Guess I;ll have to start getting that magazine!

  14. Ioleen says:

    Congrats!!!! Very exciting news for sure. Am happy for you and looking forward to seeing this quilt in the magazine. WTG Lorna!!!

  15. Lesley says:

    Congratulations! They are so lucky to have you in their magazine! I am a subscriber so will look forward to seeing the full giraffe family!

  16. MoeWest says:

    Wow! How exciting! No wonder you have trouble keeping it secret. I am looking forward to seeing your designs in Quiltmaker magazines. Congratulations!

  17. Congratulations, Lorna! I'd never have been able to keep that news completely secret either! I might even break my magazine fast and buy the issue your pattern will be in. Keep me posted about when it hits the newstands!

  18. Lara B. says:

    Hahahah – How Wonderful! I just KNEW you were destined for Quilty Greatness Lorna! I'm not at all surprised, but am very delighted for you!

  19. Lara B. says:

    I have to go and subscribe to Quiltmaker now…. 😀

  20. Congratulations girl, makin it in the big time. I can now say I knew you when.Happy things are going well in the sewing business. I wish you lived closer I wouldlove to chitchat over a cuppa sometimes.HugsTonia

  21. Patty says:

    so cute and so exciting!!

  22. Laura Chaney says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations and how very very exciting!!!

  23. Maria says:

    Congratulations on well deserved recognition. I love your work and cannot wait to see the publications.

  24. Audrey says:

    Congratulations. I look forward to seeing your designs published in these magazines. They are two of my favourite. I subscribe to Quiltmaker and I am a collector of the 100 Block publications.

  25. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the whole reveal. I'm also working on some top secret projects too and I hate secrets too. I'm pretty lousy at keeping them.

  26. JanineMarie says:

    What exciting news! Congratulations! Your quilt pattern and block will be big hits for sure.

  27. Congratulations Lorna! I am amazed at how prolific you are! How were you able to keep up with blog posts that perfectly hid that you were seeing someone else on the side?

  28. Hahaha! Really honey. It meant nothing at all. I only have eyes for you!

  29. Ruth says:

    Fanatstic Lorna – will be so cool to see your block in our newsagents! Love the giraffe and I've seen that wavy line referred to as Lorna's Line twice now!

  30. How exciting!! Congratulations. Can't wait to see it. Make sure you remind us so we can go searching for a copy of the magazine.

  31. Betty C says:

    Very nice! Congratulations.