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Sweater Weather for Quilty Magazine

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Lorna McMahon
Earlier this year, I was contacted by Quilty magazine. I was also approached to make a submission for a quilt to be featured in an upcoming issue. This was the design I settled on.

Elaborating on an earlier quilt I made called Ugly Christmas Sweaters, I drew up a revised design on grid paper and wrote myself out a pattern to follow. Then set to work cutting all the pieces. This design includes life size sweaters, mittens and hats.




The front is made using a new collection by Tula Pink called Holiday Homies. And the backing is Makin’ Waves in Ink from the True Colors collection, also by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics. The boldness of this print is a great contrast to the front.

What I love most is that those big blocks allow for those Holiday Homies fabrics to shine!


Of course, the quilting is my usual organic wavy lines using my walking foot. I used plain white Gutermann thread both on top and in the bobbin. The retro look of those adorable deer and the graphic look of those blue triangle Christmas trees are so cute on the binding!



The “Sweater Weather” quilt finished at 54” x 60″
and was the 57th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Imagine my surprise!!!

I’m a cover girl!


Quilty magazine November/December ’17 issue, includes my Sweater Weather quilt and can be found at your fave fabric shop or newsstand beginning today!!!!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


Keep On Quilting On!
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30 Responses

  1. Jani says:

    How exciting! Big congrats to you. :)On a sillier note, I had to look twice at Tula Pink's name for this line of fabrics. When I first saw it, I thought it was 'Holiday Hornies.' Glad to know I was wrong about that. There are a lot of antlers, but …

  2. sewyouquilt2 says:

    a cover girl! WOW love that quilt. so so fun………I will have to search out that magazine. I have never seen it around here.

  3. Nancy J says:

    Wonderful news !!!! Well done, The design, the wavy quilting, and the doggies faces on that fabric, Wow!!! This is another stunner.

  4. Dorothy says:

    You should never be surprised that you have been chosen for a magazineSeems to me that you have been chosen before. Love the \”life size\” hats, sweaters, and mittens

  5. Congratulations Lorna, you make a wonderful cover girl. It's a lovely pattern and I love your chosen fabrics too, I've never seen the magazine in the UK, I'll have to have a look.

  6. Congrats on such a cute design – and for making it on the cover!! Love this!

  7. Kathy says:

    This is awesome! Congrats to you! Such a fun and festive quilt, of course you made the cover! I'm going to have to hunt this magazine down and buy it because I have to make that quilt!

  8. You’re famous! Congrats! You have brought winter fashion to a whole new level.

  9. congrats! – is this a Canadian publication, I have never seen it here in the states but then I don't have any place around here that sells much in line of quilt magazines.

  10. Ellen says:

    Congratulations! Your quilt is just adorable – love it. I made your Ugly Christmas Sweater quilt and I am very happy with mine – so fun!! I will be making another as my eldest son loves it too. 🙂

  11. Chris says:

    Well . . . a cover girl . . . congratulations!

  12. Vicki in MN says:

    Lorna I am so happy for you in a mag and cover girl! You rock girl!! Can't wait to hear all about your Market trip!!

  13. SandraC says:

    Congrats….so cool!!!

  14. Alison V. says:

    This is so fun! I love the dogs on the sweaters!

  15. Jannette says:

    What a great quilt! Those fabrics are perfect for the project.Congratulations on making the cover too!

  16. Liz says:

    Wow, congratulations on being on the cover! It's funny, I thought Quilty magazine stopped publishing … guess not.

  17. How awesome to be the cover quilt for the magazine. Congratulations, Lorna!

  18. Unknown says:

    Congratulations on having your design chosen ! I love, love, love the sweater weather clothing pieces you chose for the design.

  19. Kerry says:

    Hahahaha – cover girl! In the nicest possible way too! Congratulations. 😀

  20. MoeWest says:

    Congratulations on being a cover girl Lorna! Have fun at Market. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

  21. Ioleen says:

    Congrats on being a cover girl 🎉🎉🎉

  22. Congratulations! That is such a cute quilt. I will be looking for it next time I'm out shopping.

  23. Congratulations, Cover Girl! 🙂

  24. Nicole says:

    Hey thats fantastic Lorna! Yay you!

  25. Lesley says:

    Congratulations! Wonderful pattern and looks gorgeous on the cover!

  26. BrendaM says:

    Congratulations on your \”Cover Quilt\”, it is adorable. I have a FQ bundle of Holiday Homies and all the other fabrics for the ornament quilt but have been hesitating because of those finicky little stars. Now this one I know I won't have any troubles with. I just have to wait to get the magazine from my fav online Quilt shop since my local Chapters did not have it (otherwise I would cutting it out right now)

  27. Sewmom18 says:

    Congratulations on being a cover girl!!!

  28. Patty says:

    Congratulations on the cover! Fun pattern!

  29. Tish Stemple says:

    I randomly bought the magazine the other day while David and I were at the store. When I got to the car I told him that quilt looks so familiar!!! When I got to it in the magazine I was so excited to see it was yours!!! I know those sweaters and wavy lines anywhere 🙂

  30. Congrats on being published (again), and being on the cover, too!