"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, February 6, 2015

Revealing "Sweet Tweet"!


The postie arrived yesterday with the latest issue of Australian Homespun magazine...

...and guess what's on page 88?

My "Sweet Tweet" quilt design!
I made this quilt about 9 months ago as the magazine world needs these projects competed and in their offices at least six months before publishing but now I can finally show you because the secrecy is over! 



 I've also shared my top 5 tips for a sewing a good back-stitch, and there's a little Q&A about my journey along this designing road...

 The magazine is in newsagents around Australia now, or you can purchase it from anywhere in the world as a digital download HERE on Zinio!

If you make 'Sweet Tweet' be sure to send me a photo via email.
It's just 36" square and those pretty little applique and embroidered birds are surrounded by simple block piecing and delightful Flower Sugar fabrics ...


Local long-arm quilter, Marcia Harper, custom quilted "Sweet Tweet" for me and brought all my handwork to life, like the icing on a cake!

Thanks to my precious husband who always supports and encourages me, I get to play with designs for a living. How blessed am I?
I think he deserves a good rich Vienna Coffee, and maybe later I'll paint my toenails to match the quilt...that's my kind of celebration!

Have a wonderful weekend,
hugs
 


47 comments:

Melody said...

Absolutely beauutiful
Your designs just sing with happiness.

Christine M said...

Congratulations, Jenny. Your quilt is just gorgeous. xx

Wendy B said...

I'm beaming hon....it looks fabulous in print as it does in the flesh! have a wonderful weekend xoxoxo :o)

edith csokmay said...

Congratulations on your publication - another gorgeous quilt :)

Jan said...

Just delightful, Jenny. I'm sure many versions of this quilt will be made around the world.

Cindy said...

It's very beautiful. Congrats on being published!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations Jenny, this is a beautiful design!!

Createology said...

Many Congratulations on being published! Quite the proud accomplishment dear. The Sweet Tweet quilt is precious! The colors, the fabrics, the hand stitching and the quilting are Harmonious Bliss.

Christina said...

Congrats on being published. Such a cute quilt. Love the fabrics and the quilting is awesome.

Victoria said...

Well done! (I wish you could hear me saying that as there is a lot more emphasis than just the printed word.)
You colour combination, as always, is just perfect. And, yes, you did have a great quilter for the finishing touch.

Jacqueline said...

Whoo Hoo and congrat's. How nice to be published.

KAYLEE said...

It's just gorgeous Jenny, Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely surprise when I received my magazine.Another one of your beautiful creations.
God Bless

Selina Baihn said...

congrats on your publication! that is an awesomely beautiful cute quilt!
your designs are so lovely!
thanx for sharing!

have a great weekend

Libster said...

fabulous work. lovely to see your design work being published and your work will be viewed by many all over the world :)

desertskyquilts said...

I love the juxtaposition of the red and aqua in the birds. Great design! So are those toenails aqua or red? =)

Fiona said...

It's beautiful Jen... lovely and fresh and I do love a fat little bird...
Hugz

shez said...

Wow Jenny this is beautiful,congrats on your beautiful project,love your birds xx

Thoeria said...

Absolutely stunning Jenny!! I always love your colour choices!! You certailnly have an fine eye for these things :)

Denise SA said...

Congratulations Jenny I rece my digital copy yesterday it's gorgeous

Gisela Suski said...

Lots of excitement - great quilt and the colors are so bright and happy.

Annerose said...

Oh wie wunderschön liebe Jenny.
Grüße Annerose

Águeda said...

Felicidades. Es muy emocionante verte publicada en Homespum. Tú te lo mereces. Tu trabajo es precioso y eres muy generosa. Me alegro mucho. Besos.

TerriSue said...

It is just beautiful Jenny. Congratulations! While you are at your pedicure give yourself a manicure also. It just does wonders for one to look down and see freshly groomed fingertips. I would say you deserve it. My hands continue to improve because of you. You most certainly have a wonderful husband. Such a blessing indeed.

Mdm Samm said...

Absolutely in flight...SWEET TWEET...how lovely is this Jenny...well done...bravo..I raise my tea to you..

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Such a sweet project!

Tammy said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the designs love the fabrics. What a great combination.

Rosa said...

Congratulations and more to come.Your quilt is just awesome!

Catherine p said...

Congratulations on getting published! The quilt is adorable!

Kathy said...

So pretty!

sandi s said...

Congratulations, you so deserve it. You are a good designer and so generous to all of us. It's such a pretty design. Hugs,

Lorrie said...

Congratulations, Jenny. It's a beautiful, bright quilt that sings with joy!

creativity amongst chaos said...

It is gorgeous Jenny. What a cheerful quilt it is! Congratulations! xx~Cori

Ondrea said...

Congrats on another published work of art. I want to see those toenails girl!

Nanna Chel said...

What a lovely quilt, Jenny. I wish I could sew like that. Congratulations on having it published. You are certainly very talented.

Anonymous said...

Just darling! Congratulations...

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny,
My word for this year is productivity. So when I saw your year of gentile domesticity, I decided to ride along. I'm getting my materials together for the Lord's prayer. But just wanted to share a quilt I made after getting inspired by your churn dash tutorials. I have never made this block before.
It's for my great niece Arijana, who was born in Oct 2014.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Faith in TX

Anonymous said...

Sorry I can't seem to attach the picture of the quilt.
Faith in TX

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Faith, email it to me. You'll find the link in my sidebar - 'contact me'.

Allie said...

Another stunner Jenny-girl, the colours are so perfect for this!!!!

Ingrid said...

Felicidades Jenny!
Que sigas cosechando éxitos.
Besos!

Sherri said...

I love this quilt; so cheerful and colorful and happy! You have a great eye for color and design. Congratulations of your article.

Sherri said...

I love this quilt; so cheerful and colorful and happy! You have a great eye for color and design. Congratulations of your article.

Quilting Nonnie said...

What a sweet, sweet quilt! I love every inch of it! I know that one of our quilt shops carries a few Australian magazines. I'm going to go find out if yours is there. Woo-hoo! Another captivating quilt.

Lin said...

A lovely quilt Jenny and pretty birds. Congrats. xx

Anne Kent said...

Jenny, I just love your Sweet Tweet Quilt - and your back stitching is divine! Something for me to aim for! I am wondering if I could get your permission to make this quilt to sell? At this stage only one, but I think people who don't sew would love to have one of their own! I would of course acknowledge you as the designer.
Kind regards, Anne

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Hi Anne,
Thank you for the lovely compliment, but all my patterns clearly state:

This design is original and copyrighted. © 2014 Jennifer Reynolds/Jenny of Elefantz
Permission is given to use this design as a gift or for personal use, but you are not permitted to sell the pattern, or sell the finished project. You may not profit from my designs nor claim them as your own. It is illegal to share this pattern, either in print or electronic format.
www.elefantz.com
jennyofelefantz@bigpond.com

Thank you for asking, though!
hugs
Jenny