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September 11, 2016

I thought they had decided not to use my Sassy Sister quilt, because I hadn't received my pre-sale-date copies of the magazine.  I inquired and received this picture as a response...the magazine comes out tomorrow!

 My, oh my!  I was thrilled.  I hope you folks like it as well as I do. This was a design I worked on at the first of the year.  It has a funny story and lesson learned that goes with it.  I designed it in EQ and was so excited about the design I sent it off to Fons and Porter.  They also liked it but asked how the blocks were sewn together.  The original had black rather than the grey which made it difficult to see the seams.


Before I even got their email reply, I realized It couldn't be sewn as drawn.  Oh no! What was I to do?  I spent the next 12 hours or so re-designing it and then sent the new design with a profuse apology.  They were very kind and Sassy Sister, the re-design, they liked.  Test block below.

Lesson Learned? Never, ever, ever, send a design to a quilt magazine without making a test block first.


Here are a few more pictures of my Sassy Sister quilt.  I used a couple of jelly rolls of Flow fabric by Zen Chic for Moda, along with some coordinating yardage..



Go on over to the Fons and Porter website to view the great instructional video for Sassy Sister.  There are some other really neat quilts in this magazine as well.




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