Sunday, May 4, 2014

I'm in a Magazine!

I've been meaning to share this with you for a while and I know some of you have already seen the April issue of Homespun magazine!


I called the quilt Neon Pop due to the mix of colours and the cassette tapes print that are the main feature fabric of the quilt. It was great to see the pictures when the magazine was published, to see how they decided to style it.


The design is fairly traditional but given a modern twist with the fabric choices. All of the fabric are homespun solids apart from the print which is Cassettes in White from the Riley Blake Geekly Chic range. Amy Adams is the designer, you can check out her lovely blog post about this quilt here on her blog Penny Candy.


The article I wrote for Homespun is a full tutorial sharing how to create the quilt yourself.


On the final page of the article is an interview and profile of me! Very cool seeing myself in print!


It's been lovely to share this achievement with family and friends, especially my Nan who isn't online so she doesn't really see what I blog about (although she does see all the finished projects!)

You can check out my Neon Pop quilt in the April 2014 issue of Homespun, and for those of you not in Australia you can download the digital version quite easily through the app store. Feels like so long ago - I made this quilt in September 2013 and submitted it in October. I've kept it a secret for so long it's nice to be able to finally show it to everyone!

Shhh...don't tell but occasionally I do bring out my old cassettes and listen to mix tapes I made as a  very young teenager. Digital play lists just aren't the same!

21 comments:

  1. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, well done Ros ill have to go get a copy.

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  2. I picked up a copy yesterday, thinking I'd left it too late, but my newsagent still had a couple. Your quilt looks fabulous, Ros!!! You should feel very proud!!! You are in good company with Monica Poole's BOM after Neon Pop. I'm sure this will be the first of many published articles. I'll send my copy down so you can sign it.

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  3. You can be really proud of this. A very accomplished quilting friend of mine has told me of the mountain of work involved in getting quilting instructions into print. She did it once and declared, "Never again!" So big hearty cheers to you for seeing this through to a great happy ending.

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    1. Thank you Louise! You are right, there is A LOT of work that goes into these articles! It was certainly a labour of love, but I am very proud of it!

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  4. So so chuffed for you! Thats just beyond cool!!! xo

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  5. Congratulations Ros!!! This is such an amazing achievement. And the quilt is spectacular! :)

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  6. Congratulations Ros!! Fantastic to see you in print :)

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  7. yay awesome Ros!! Congratulations, so exciting! I've got a copy of the mag to send to Amy - I'm glad I just saw your post, it's a reminder for me to actually put it in the mail for her :-)

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  8. Congratulations Ross!!! That quilt is so edgy yet traditional (like you said). Very exciting!!! I have a fat quarter in the tape fabric and have sewn it on my toddlers clothing to brighten up hand me downs from his brother. I've kept my mixed tapes too even though I don't have a tape player anymore:)

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  9. Congrats Ros! Well done! The quilt looks fabulous!

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  10. Congratulations! That's so cool :-)

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    1. Thank you! It is pretty cool to see something of mine in print :)

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  11. Congrats, Ros! The quilt is beyond amazing, and the feature is awesome! Thanks for the credit and the link, too! Keep playing those mix tapes!!!

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    1. Thanks for designing such kick ass fabric to work with :) Love my mix tapes (lots of Salt N Pepa and Boyz II Men hahaha!)

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  12. Congratulations!

    I, too, like to listen to my old tapes occasionally, but they have been listened to so much in the past, and are so old, that I can only describe the sound as 'warped' :)

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