Saturday, 30 March 2013

Cover Star

I am very excited to share this news with you and I hope you don't all think I am bragging as I tell you about another magazine mention. Because this one is rather special. 
Not only is my Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion the big picture on the front cover, but can you also see that smiley blonde woman at the bottom? That's me, that is!!
I was really pleased just to get this cushion project in to Popular Patchwork, but then they also decided to do a whole 3 page spread on 'my creative space' as part of a series they are doing!
It is such a lovely article and I am chuffed to bits with it (thank you Jane Rae!). And as it finishes so my project begins over another 4 pages! I am feeling very spoiled by Popular Patchwork...
 I have also been desperate to show you the cushion which I made all the way back in December!
 I took quite a few photos of it before I had to send it off (so just indulge me here).
It is the 4th in a series of Dresden Plate cushions I have made in the last few months. This one is all in Liberty Lifestyle fabric, including a large portion from their new Stile collection (which I should have in stock in the shop any day now). I am planning to produce a kit of this design to go with the Notting Hill one I did a few weeks back (which has been really popular so far).
I designed a new embroidered centre for this project. It's a bit more intricate than the first one and includes motifs from a few of the Stile fabrics.
Though leaning slightly more towards traditional quilting, Popular Patchwork is definitely embracing more modern styles at the moment and has some really nice quilts in this edition. I especially love the Kantha inspired throw by Mandy Munroe and accompanying article all about Kanthas.
So if you'd like to get the inside info on my sewing room and methods, as well as the full pattern and tutorial for this cushion, then get yourself down to your local newsagents (or order online here) and grab a copy of May's Popular Patchwork!
Thank you for your patience with the bragging :)

32 comments:

  1. Well done Jo - I shall look for your issue at the shop!!

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  2. Huge Congratulations Jo! This is definitely well worth telling everybody about, and it's not bragging at all! Blogging is all about sharing results, good, bad or GREAT!! I shall be buying my copy asap.

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  3. Yay! Your cushion is beautiful Jo, I'm going to go and buy a copy as soon as I can :)

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  4. Woohoo! I have my magazine covers framed on my wall so don't think you're bragging at all! Beautiful cushion, too.

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  5. Love the embroidery. You definitely aren't bragging, and it is lovely to see you smiling away! Juliex

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  6. Congrats! Its a delightful Dresden and well deserved recognition!

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  7. Way to go!!! Your pillow is beautiful and you look marvellous!! Love the embroidery detail... I'll have to think of something like that on my next Dresden plate project! Thanks for sharing this exciting event!

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  8. Oh Congratulations!!!!! I saw you in WHSmiths yesterday!

    Hope you are signing copies in the shop and charging a fortune xxx

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  9. So beautiful - love the embroidery you have done in the centre of the dresden.

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  10. How cool, congrats! Love the centre of that dresden :o)

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  11. I like your graciousness! Very well done.

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  12. Well done. I'll definitely have to buy a copy. The embroidery is beautiful

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  13. WhoooHOoooo! A Star is born!!:) Proud of you girlie!!:)

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  14. So.... double congrats on the cover! You're gorgeous by the way!

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  15. How wonderful! I am ever so pleased for you Jo.

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  16. Great stuff Jo. Love the cushion , it's stunning and great pic of you too. Really pleased for you

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  17. Oh WOW Jo!! well done and congratulations!! Beautiful cushion, and as your celebrity status is rising, I might need to queue up this summer to get your signature on this copy! lol! Well deserved though. I have always said you have an amazing flair for design and so glad it is getting recognised! Happy Easter and hope you get a bit of a rest xxx

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  18. Congrats Jo, that Dresden is beautiful and the embroider just great. well done.

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  19. Congratulations on making the front cover! Your cushion is beautiful, love it!

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  20. Congratulations Jo, It looks lovely and great to see you on the cover!

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  21. Beautiful cushion Jo. It certainly has the WOW factor - I love it! Congratulations on making it on the front cover!

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  22. Amazing, I am now related to the 'famous Jo Avery' xxx

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  23. I saw this! I was in the issue before, not with a feature on my workspace though, mind!

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  24. Congrats on your front page cover. It is a lovely cushion...

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  25. Well done, front cover you should be really proud of yourself! And the cushion is gorgeous, I have got to make one!

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  26. Congratulations! Love the Dresden cushion.

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  27. Ooooo, how exciting! Congratulations!

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  28. Congratulations! I love the Dresden pillow. I will have to see if I can find a copy.

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  29. Congratulations - that's amazing to get such a big slot in the magazine. The cushion is so pretty and I'm sure lots of people will give it a go.
    Teresa x

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  30. Hi Jo, your cushion is gorgeous! Thanks for your kind words about my Kantha Quilt. I've yet to see the magazine properly as I sort of live in NYC and my copy is in the UK! The magazine is now on the shelves in the US in Barnes and Nobel as Popular Quilting, so you're famous here too!

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