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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Acadian Trellis- The Big Reveal

Hooray!  I finally got my quilt back from the publisher of Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine.  Well, okay, I actually got it back a little over a week ago, but this weekend, the weather finally cooperated with beautiful weather for a proper photo shoot.


I really loved the whole process of making this quilt- from the design, to making the quilt, to the pattern writing.  In fact, the pattern for this quilt was my very first!


I decided to name this quilt Acadian Trellis.  Acadiana is Louisiana's Cajun Country, and I thought this name was fitting because the vibrant colors against the lush green remind me of the summery colors of the gardens in my home state.




I used Amy Butler's Cameo collection in this quilt, and I just couldn't get enough of it (y'all know I'm an Amy Butler fanatic), so I decided to piece the backing with wide stripes of the same collection.  And, even more Cameo in the scrappy binding!


I have to say that out of all of the quilts I've ever made, this one is certainly near the top of the list in terms of pride.  If you want to check out the pattern, you can pick up a copy of the current issue of MQU magazine!



39 comments:

  1. Kelly, this one is a stunner! I love the AB fabrics on white. Beautiful work - congrats!

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  2. This one is so unique and I love the colors/fabrics you used. I'm truly drooling over this one. Fabulous job. Love it!

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  3. Kelly, that is gorgeous! I'm loving the way the back looks too! Congratulations on you pattern and quilt getting in Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine!

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  4. This quilt is jaw dropping gorgeous. Congratulations on your success.

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  5. You are right, this is a true beauty! The colors are outstanding.

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  6. Kelly this is fabulous. I just love your choice of fabric you have inspired me to try and be a bit bolder in my choices!! Well done.

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  7. Beautiful! You're an inspiration!

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  8. Love it! Some of my favorite AB fabrics are in there.

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  9. What a lovely quilt both front and back. Beautiful! I love how you make the back of your quilts they are as pretty as the front.

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  10. Beautiful! Congrats on the pattern.

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  11. It is beautiful Kelly! What a super job, congrats!

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  12. So so lovely Kelly! the colors and shapes formed in the trellis are beautiful!

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  13. gorgeous Kelly, well deserved - Chris :D

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  14. Congrats on the publish. I love the quilt. I have some Amy Butler fabrics that I plan to just cut into squares and sash and offset them. I made baby quilts for my brother's twins with the pattern and thought it would be a great way to showcase her fabrics. BTW, I met Amy and got her autograph at the Festival of Quilts recently in Birmingham, England. It was a trip of a lifetime.

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  15. I understand that you are proud. Who should´t be :-)
    It is beautiful with all its colors.

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  16. Congratulations on your first published pattern - it's a winner! I love Amy Butler fabrics, too. :)

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  17. I saw this quilt in the magazinie and loved it! I didn't look to see who had made it - which I usually do but I'm not surprised it's you. It's such a lovely quilt and the fabrics are perfect. It definitely makes me want to make it.
    This one and the flying geese quilt were my two favorites in the magazine. Your work is beautiful.

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  18. Wow! Everything about your quilt is beautiful...the fabric, the pattern and oh, that backing! Great job. Is the magazine the only way to get the pattern?

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    1. thank you so much! Yes, currently the publisher has the rights to the pattern, so if you want it now, you'll have to get the magazine!

      :) Kelly

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  19. It's stunningly beautiful! Congratulation on your quilt publication!

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  20. How awesome, Kelly! It's a beautiful pattern. I grew up in Nova Scotia, which is where the Acadians lived before being deported to Lousiana in the 1750s.

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  21. A really beautiful quilt. I love Amy Butler too and you have made her fabrics really sing together here. The pieced back is ace too.

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  22. Such a gorgeous quilt and really great pattern. The colors just sing!

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  23. I am in love with this quilt!!!! Love your fabric choices. Which date is this pattern in? I would love to purchase this pattern to make this lovely quilt .

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  25. Just found your fabulous blog over at Crazy Mom Quilts :) Love this quilt and your color choices .... so beautiful!

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  26. Eep! I absolutely love this! The colors and the pattern and YUM.

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  27. Greetings from Acadie! Where I'm from Nova Scotia (where all those Cajuns ancestors lived before the deportation), I love the name of your quilt. And all those Amy Butler prints. Yum! The white really makes her colours pop.

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  28. Gorgeous quilt - congrats on the pattern too!

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  29. This is stunning! And I love the name, it's just so clever (as usual!). I love how the fabrics just stand out. This just makes me smile.

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  30. Your quilt is gorgeous! Congrats - wonderful pattern!

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  31. So beautiful! I'm not familiar with the magazine, but would like to find it. Can you tell me whats on the cover, and , or the date of the magazine so I can be sure and get the right one. You are so talented!

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  32. Stunning. Cameo is one of my favorite lines. I'm going to have to find this pattern.

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  33. Gorgeous quilt, Kelly. Really a stunner! Congratulations! By the way.... your roses also look fabulous!

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