Talking about my quilt binders the last couple of days got me to thinking about what type of patterns I actually use the most, a pattern from a book, a pattern from a magazine, or a an individual pattern, like the patterns I bought at the quilt show. The majority of the patterns in my binder are from a magazine.
Out of the 54 quilts I have finished, 26 or 48% have been made from an individual pattern, 25 or 46% have been made from a pattern out of a book, and 3 or 6% have been made from a pattern out of a magazine. Hmmmm something to think about.....I may have too many magazine patterns in my binder, probably because they're relatively inexpensive, relative being the key word. I could think about this stuff all day long, but you're probably not into math, so on we go....
This is Quilt # 22, Spice Market, one of the few quilts I made from a magazine pattern. I made this quilt in 2007 as a housewarming gift for a friend of my daughter's.
This is the only picture I have of this quilt. This was back in the days when I made my poor husband hold up my quilts, he never did get the concept of holding them by the corners. Thankfully my quilt pictures have improved, I replaced my husband with a photography frame system. (other than the quilt holding thing, he's a keeper, so I only replaced him when it came to taking pictures of my quilts.) Unfortunately my daughter has lost touch with this friend so this is the only picture of this quilt I'll ever have. But at least I have one.
The pattern is "Spice Market" by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of FunQuilts. It was in the April 2007 edition of American Patchwork & Quilting.
Here's another color option for this quilt....I just love it when designers do this, when only one colorway is shown, it's so easy to think of the pattern in just that one way.
Just another little something I picked up you know where.....
And finally, the pattern I blogged about on Tuesday, Trellis, it showed up as a class on The American Quilting blog, for a retreat they're organizing...if I lived in Utah, I would be there, February 18th. Check it out if you're in that area.