Monday, April 26, 2010

Quilt Life and Gaudi's Casa Batllo

So sorry, fans, that I haven't posted any new blogs this month. I've got a verbal agreement on the new book and have been working diligently on designing and making new quilts! I'd love to show them all to you, but the publisher doesn't want me giving everything away in my blogs! We'll get around to it later after things are more finalized, but for now, please be patient!

In the meantime, I have a pattern and article in the most recent issue of Ricky Tims' and Alex Anderson's new magazine The Quilt Life, published by The Amercan Quilter's Society. Here's what the cover looks like:

Aren't they cute together? I really enjoyed reading all about thread. Libby Lehman gave ideas for thread storage, and thread company experts like Bob Purcell of Superior Threads and Jane Garrison of YLI answered reader's questions about thread. I don't think this magazine is available yet on news stands, but you can subscribe online. This magazine is printed on high quality paper that is NOT so shiny that you have to hold everything just right to reduce the glare. I love the quality feel of the entire magazine, just what you'd expect from Alex and Ricky. No corners are cut....literally.

And, still finishing out photos from Spain, here is one of the most fascinating places I visited in Barcelona: Casa Battlo designed by Gaudi. This building looked alive, like it could devour you! It was designed using the Sea as inspiration. You can see so many influences of strange sea creatures throughout, especially in the serpentine woodwork for staircases and even walls. See what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Elsie - A big THANK YOU to you!!! Your quilt is simply stunning and it was a big bonus to the magazine - I love how the "beauty shot" was taken.....Also, it is available on news stands - like borders. I think I heard it was in Joanns too - but not 100% on that. Meredith at AQS has really given us tons of freedom which has made the whole process a delight. Also, having Jan Magee doesn't hurt either -