November 11, 2014

Gently Down the Stream


I can't believe I'm saying this, but a quilt of mine is in a special issue of Quilter's Newsletter!


This is their new release, Best Fat Quarter Quilts. I didn't know they had put my quilt on the cover and when I opened my mail and saw it I gasped. What a fabulous surprise. I showed it to pretty much everyone I know. Sorry, coworkers.

Maybe you remember when I was geeking out about 60 degree triangles? Well this quilt is what came out of that playing around. It's called Gently Down the Stream. When a quilt name comes to me out of the blue like that one did, I don't question it. It's perfect for this little 40" x 48" quilt.


Because it has all the colors of the rainbow, my five year old has claimed it as her bed quilt. I do love seeing its happy colors enwrapping her little body every evening at bedtime. It's also the best quilt we have for play-sleeping with, it would appear.


I'm glad I challenged myself with a design requiring more precision than I usually use. It was a fun experience and it worked well. If you read my blog on the web or follow me on Facebook (yes that's new!) you might have noticed that my new profile picture is in front of this very quilt. And of course, a close up of the quilting...


Happily, I get to select a commenter to win a fat quarter bundle. Thanks, Quilter's Newsletter! And if you check out the blog hop you can find more giveaways to get your name into. To enter mine, please leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner tomorrow, Nov 12.  The giveaway is now closed and I have emailed the winner, Diane H!

Thanks for the lovely comments about this quilt. Happy stitching to you!




120 comments:

Brenda said...

Love this quilt. Just took your Craftsy class and it was wonderful. Good job!

Alicia said...

Beautiful! I love that it is toddler sized.

Skootchover said...

Congratulations! You quilt is so fun and colorful.

vwlady said...

What a great quilt for my grandkids! Love it!

Barb Peters said...

Love the design--and know how excited you were to be a cover shot!

kathy nielson said...

Love this quilt. the colors just seem to flow.

Havplenty said...

Congratulations on your front cover showing. This is a beautifully cheerful quilt and the quilting is great.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Margaret said...

I really love the way you used these colors. Beautiful

Lori R said...

Congrats on your cover quilt! It's beautiful.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations on your cover quilt how exciting for you

Joanna said...

I'm new to your blog and am here from the QN's post. The name of your quilt is just right and I love the interesting design you made. Your child knows a good thing when she sees one. Congrats on making the cover.

VA said...

I love everything about this quilt!

Amber said...

Christina that is so awesome!!! Congrats!

Linda Perry said...

great kids quilt. would like to win the fabric bundle as it's "my colors"!

Shye Reynolds said...

Love this quilt. The colors are so vivid
I love contemporary style quilts so this is one of my favorites.

Jaye said...

This is such a cheery quilt, no wonder it made the cover. I'll have to get the magazine now. Congratulations!!

Debra Palmer said...

Really like this quilt.
The colors are wonderful

JanineMarie said...

I've been scratching my head over a pattern for a quilt that needs to get made soon. I think I may have found it. This is fun and even has a lot of the colors I need to use!!

Margo said...

What a great quilt! I've never tried out the 60 degree ruler, and I think this would be a great quilt to start! I'll definitely pick up this magazine. Congrats on the cover!

MoeWest said...

This is a great looking quilt!

Mary W Quilts said...

Congrats on the cover! The quilt is sew fresh and the children are sweet.

BizyStitches said...

Fun blog and beautiful quilt. Thanks.

Michelle McCray said...

Beautiful quilt!

Brenda said...

congratulations! it looks great.

Nicole said...

What a fabulous surprise being on the cover! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt!

silverthimble@shaw.ca

Lindsey said...

wow congrats! This is a great quilt.

patriciadavis said...

Congratulations! It is a lovely quilt deserving to be shown!

Mary Lauve said...

I love the angles made by these strip pieced triangles. I can't wait to try this pattern. Great design!

Karen Fisher said...

Thank you for the chance.. I was trying to figure out what to do with the fat quarters I have...now it's time to make this.
(notes4fish@yahoo.com)

Lynne said...

What a gorgeous quilt! And your free motion quilting is the icing on the cake.

Nancy said...

Beautiful quilt. Would love to try working with 60 degree triangles. The name suits it--not sure why but it does!
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilt! It's especially cute with the little ones snuggling under it!

Diane said...

That is one really nice quilt!

Heather J said...

Love the design and colours chosen for your quilt. Beautiful.

Lynda said...

great job on a beautiful quilt - isn't it satisfying when a loved one claims a quilt , that is what we make quilts for - making people happy

Marlene said...

Great quilt Christina. It takes so long for the magazines to reach us here but I'll be stalking the shop till it gets here. There is no stopping you now with your quilting journey. Well done. Just starting to watch your Craftsy class and loving it.

samtaylorcjsmimi said...

I LOVE your "Gently Down The Stream"! The colors are fabulous :)
Thanks for the chance to win
Debby E
samtaylorcjsmimi@yahoo.com

JANET said...

Love the quilt, and the picture of your girls. They look like they are floating down a stream!

Elaine M said...

Wghat a great quilt, nice bright colors and love the white zig zag. Cute picture of the little ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltfru said...

I know that, coming from Germany, I surely won't be selected, but I still want to tell you that I like your quilt very much. And I like the colours and quilting. A very different type of triangle, very interesting. Hope so see more of your works.

Tamarama said...

Congratulations! The quilt is wonderful, and you know how I feel about your quilting! :-)

Ellen said...

Christina, this is such a wonderful cheerful quilt. Congratulations! I love your book and have purchased and watched your class on Craftsy. I love it!!!

Melody Lutz said...

Really yummy quilt....I want to make one!

anyadahab said...

Congratulations! That is an adorable quilt.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

What a thrill it must be to be a cover girl. Congrats on the lovely quilt.

Rhonda Davis said...

Such a lovely quilt with inspiring FMQ! I'm no good with FMQ...not coordinated enough.

Renata A Little Bit County said...

Beautiful quilt. Your young lady has very good taste

Gunilla said...

Oh, that was just a great quilt block! Love your quilt!!!

Jen said...

Great quilt! Is the pattern available anywhere? Such a great surprise for you to find it on the cover!!!!

B. J. Woodlee said...

Lovely quilt and beautiful babies--you can't get better than that.
b.j.day68@gmail.com

Diane H said...

Congratulations Cover Girl! Great quilt. laura84watt(at) gmail.com

Sunnybec said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love how you have quilted your quilt. I sometimes find that the hardest part of quilting, trying to decide how to quilt it!

Jennifer said...

I'm absolutely making this quilt...love it!

Sewgirl said...

Congratulations to you! So many milestones coming your way. You must be thrilled. I am happy for you, and love the quilt too. Nice job.

Janie said...

Your quilt is simply stunning. Love the colors and the layout. Congratulations. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

janie.mccombs(at)yahoo.com

Needle and Foot said...

Wow! I can only imagine your joy when you saw your quilt on the cover. I am so happy for you! It is a gorgeous and cheerful quilt. Well done!!
Bernie at needle and foot dot com

MaryAnn Guappone said...

Gorgeous quilt. I will be looking for the magazine.

Pamela said...

Beatuiful! Love the rainbow colors myself.

Colleen said...

This is a wonderful quilt and a great use of the 60 degree triangle!

Cheryl said...

They are happy colors! And what sweeties all tucked in for sweet dreams.

Kay Eubank said...

Love the colors in the quilt

Quilting Tangent said...

Congratulations on being on the cover. Pretty quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Julie said...

Great job on the quilt. I might have to try triangles.

Trish Frankland said...

That quilt is WONDERFUL - perfect for a little people or a big people!

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt no wonder it made the magazine. Congrats!!!!!! Thanks for hosting a giveaway too. I've also listed your Giveaway on my Giveaway List for just sewers & quilters at WowILikeThat.com. Thanks again.

cezanne said...

Great design and I love how the placement of the white makes it look more complicated than it really is!

jinsnapp said...

Beautiful quilt!

Jodi said...

This quilt really catches the eye. Congrats on making the front cover.

lindawwww said...

Congratulations on Gently Down The Stream being on the front cover! It's a beautiful quilt.

mac said...

Congratulations. Great cheerful quilt.

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on the cover! Love the quilt and it's so nice to know that it's been claimed by a five year old that loves it.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Mrs. Potter said...

Beautiful cover quilt! You write a great blog anf I love the machine quilting texhnique tips.

Kathy E. said...

Christina, your quilt is beautiful eye candy! I look forward to the day I can take on a challenge beyond basic squares and triangles in quilting. Congrats on getting your masterpiece published!

Andrea York said...

What a nice surprise for you! You will save the cover of that magazine for sure! Love the quilt and the fun colors.

Anonymous said...

Bright and beautiful as a rainbow:) I can't even imagine how to piece a 60 degree turn and would love to try this pattern.
Thank you for the opportunity to win the bundle.
bluestarof2@yahoo.com

Gene Black said...

Wooo hoo... Congrats on being the new cover girl!

Barbara said...

A wonderful bright cheery quilt. Congratulations on featuring on the magazine cover. I love the photo of the 2 adorable girls snuggled up so warm and cozy.

smithcindyk said...

Oh, I love your quilt! Now I have to go get that magazine.

Kathryn said...

Your design is unique. Love it.

Linda B said...

Congratulation on having your quilt selected for the cover.

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful quilt, and even more beautiful children! Congratulations! sarah@forrussia.org

Marilyn Logan said...

I love this collection. The colors remind me when I lived on the farm and got to see all the wondrous colors of nature.

Janie said...

Beautiful quilt. Would love to give it a try. Have some great fabrics in mind. Can't wait to get the magazine.

Kate said...

Darling pattern, really like it. Good reason to get the mag. thanks for the chance!

MaryBeth said...

Congratulations!! You must be very excited!

Carol Sc said...

A very cool quilt with happy colors --- one on my list to make!

Jackie Thompson said...

I really like your color choices!

Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

JoyceLM said...

Love your quilt - thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win.

Renea said...

Congrats on having your quilt on the cover. I love it and the colors of the fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations! It's a very cute quilt. Love all the colors. Thanks for the giveaway.

S L Hulsizer said...

Cute quilt! Love your quilting designs!

Vickie said...

That is such a pretty quilt!

K havranek said...

Great design. Love ten orange!

Cindy said...

Love the diamond design, I want to make one.

Rachell said...

Congrats! Very colorful--and you did the placement of the colors and the diamonds just right, so that it does seem like a pleasant rainbow.
Nice to meet you!
reillyr2(at)Hotmail(dot)com

DEKowal said...

Love the quilt, and the fabrics.

What Comes Next? said...

that is a beautiful quilt - congrats on making the cover - wahooo!

Veronika said...

Wow I really really love those 60 degree triangles! I can't stop looking at them - I'm mesmerized :) great job on the quilt!

GranChris said...

I love your quilt and the fabric!

Patti said...

Such a sweet little quilt! Congratulations!

ozone3 said...

Congratulations!! Beautiful Quilt.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jeanine said...

Congratulations on being a cover girl! The quilt is beautiful!

Diane Remmer said...

What lovely quilt, congratulations.

Gail said...

Congratulations for the Cover Quilt! I stumbled upon your blog via your Craftsy class The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting and then Google to find your book First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting. Love your Gently Down the Stream quilt. Gorgeous design & colors.

Alicia Key said...

good looking quilt!

curious said...

Don't you love your surprises? Your quilt is indeed colorful and happy. Good job! Sincerely, Paula K.

Elsa said...

How lovely to have such a special quilt on the cover of a magazine! It's a beauty ~ especially with the kiddos under it!

Jamie said...

That would be awesome to have your quilt on the cover of a magazine. Love the color combo.

RJS said...

What a great surprise to have it on the cover. The quilt is beautiful and the colors are great.

Carol W said...

Congratulations on having a cover quilt!

sue said...

glad to discover your blog.The quilt looks especially nice on your kids!!

Chris Matsche said...

What a fun quilt. Thanks for the chance to win. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Lisa Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt, Christina! Your FMQ is amazing, as always :) How exciting to have your quilt on the front of a magazine!

Michele said...

The colors are fabulous - such a fun quilt. Congrats on the cover!

Cynthia Lanahan said...

Love your blog! Am just now starting to get into the blogging thing. Beautiful colors!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Very Cool! Congratulations :)

lag123 said...

Congratulations! I know that you are beside yourself with excitement!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

SewInspired2Day said...

Congratulations! I loved this quilt when I saw it and the fact that you made it makes it even better!