Tuesday, March 30, 2010

See My Asterisk Quilt in Quiltmaker!

Keep an eye out for the new May/June issue of Quiltmaker...but here's a sneek peek of one of my favorite quilts!

I'm really excited to tell you about this quilt. This year I designed the Blocks of the Month for my guild, Empire Quilters in New York City. This was the block that we kicked off the year with in September. I called it "Candy Stick," but I like Quiltmaker's name better, "Asterisk."

My challenge was to design a block that looks difficult, but is actually easy and fun to make. Those are my favorites. It also had to work as a scrappy quilt and have wide appeal. Many quilters participated and we had a great time. (I made this quilt in advance to show the guild how it would look, and it's one of my favorites. I like how Quiltmaker photographed it too.)

The Empire Quilters Block of the Month can be seen at: http://www.empirebom.blogspot.com/.

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23 comments:

Shana said...

Wow. That is gorgeous!

Erica Spinks said...

Great design, Karen! I will look out for the mag over here in Sydney.

Lurline said...

Gorgeous and pretty, Karen - hope we get the magazine here - mind you, it doesn't look too easy to me!
Hugs - Lurline♥

swissquilter said...

congratulatons on your pattern. It looks great!

Barb said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I'm so excited for you!

Mary Ann said...

I love your quilt! Great for scraps. It was my 2nd favorite in the mag only because my daughter Suzanne Earley quilted the black and white quilt in the same issue.

Kathi's Kreations said...

LOVE IT!!! Can't wait to read mag♥

NYKOLETT said...

hi karen.thank you for a beautiful blog.I am working on the flying geese base on your tutorial.Thanx!you have really inspired me.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! It's wonderful and I really do like the new name Asterisk*

Mayleen said...

I'm making it in brights but I like this version too, especially the border!

Linda said...

Karen, it's a wonderful design. I especially like it because it can be made as a group project, for a service or donation quilt. It's super! Thanks for telling us about it in advance, so we can watch for it.

Jackie said...

Yay!! Looking forward to picking up my copy! I remember you explaining this quilt to me and it is much prettier in the photo than in my mind's eye. Love how it turned out, now I need to add another to my list of to do's!

Kelly said...

That is beautiful!

Exuberant Color said...

That is a great quilt! Congrats on getting the pattern published.

Susan said...

I LOVE this quilt! I'll be on the look out for the magazine!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow congratulations Karen. The quilt is gorgeous!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations, Karen ... I totally understand why you like this one so much!

Needled Mom said...

It looks gorgeous. I will be watching for it.

Akiko said...

Beautiful! I have to go get the magazine :)

marcab77 said...

congratulations! it is such a delightful quilt -- but i still like 'candy stick' the best. will look for the magazine here in arizona.
rita

Poppyprint said...

I love in the mag title "footnote, this is easy". What an exciting quilt pattern! Congratulations on having it published in the mag!

Darlee Byron said...

Terrific design.. What an awesome adventure quilting is for you!!

Kathy said...

Personally I like your name for the quilt better, "Candy Stix". The design reminds me of Pixie stixs candy and all the bright colors they come in....