American Patchwork & Quilting August 2015 Issue

Let me repeat that again... The American Patchwork & Quilting August 2015 Issue.

Why am I telling you about this? Well, if you haven't gotten your subscriber copy in the mail yet, today is the day copies go on sale. You normally can find this magazine at your LQS, JoAnn's, book stores, grocery stores, etc. And the reason you all need to run out to one of those locations and get your own copy if you don't subscribe is this:
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See the quilt on the left? That's my quilt!!! I was toying around with this idea last year and I showed it to Moda Lissa because I needed a bunch of Bella Solids in order to pull the look off correctly. From there I showed it to Elizabeth from APQ and then I made the quilt and sent it off. That was about a year ago. (These pubishing things take time, just like books get worked on for years before they come out)

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I knew this quilt would be in a magazine this summer, but that's about all I knew. Little did I truly know until I ran into Elizabeth at Quilt Market that my quilt was on the cover!!! I'm super excited about that fact and I still grin like an idiot from ear to ear just thinking about it. 

This quilt is called Color Cubes and it's a nice lap sized quilt. It's the first quilt I've made in - I don't even remember how long - where each and every block was made exactly the same. 

Now, if you've read my books and you've seen my tutorials, I am the queen of scrappy. It's just a thing I have to do. So, that's when I got a bit creative and used snippets of each fabric to make the sashing pieces. Looking back it was the only logical option. Just saying...
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Even better, once you have your copy in your sweet little hands (because I know you'll go out and grab a copy as soon as you finish reading this), you can order a kit to make this exact quilt. Information is in the magazine article! (Or you can click to this link and order it online) How awesome is that?!

I love creating quilts and this particular quilt is very special to me. I used to do all sorts of crazy rainbowy art projects in high school and it carried over into college when I was studying Graphic Design. My one instructor kept telling me that my color choices were too safe - I always immediately picked a rainbow or some version of rainbowy colors. I think about that conversation a lot over the years, but when I look at this quilt, I can't help but smile and wonder what he would say... 

I don't know why and I don't know how, but this quilt is me. It just feels like home and I'm so excited to share it all with you. And it's on the freaking cover of the magazine! :)

Seriously, when I found out this quilt was on the cover, it took every ounce of my being not to scream and jump and giggle like a school girl in the middle of Quilt Market. I just got the quilt back in the mail and I was waiting patiently (or not so much) for the FedEx man to bring it home to me. I think I scared him a bit with my enthusiasm to get that box in my hands, but by the end of the conversation, he was laughing at my excitement. 

If you're heading out to Primitive Gatherings in California, you'll be able to see this quilt hanging there for the next little future. (They're the shop making the kits) I opened the box, loved on the quilt and smiled all day, then packaged it back up and sent it on it's way. 

If you get out to California, give my quilt some love while you're there. If not, run to the nearest place you can get a copy and read up. There are so many inspiring quilts in this issue (as usual) and I am so honored to be a part of it. 

Goodness, it feels so great to finally get this information out in the open. It's so hard to keep a secret like this for such a long time! Please send me pictures of your quilt, I'd love to see them (rubybluequilts at gmail dot com or you can find me on Instagram @rubybluequilts).

Have a wonderful day!!!


  1. I was a bit disappointed with the pattern in the magazine, because you didn't include the exact colors you used. I'd have to either order the kit or figure out what fabric to use on my own.

    1. Thank you for pointing this out, I was so excited I honestly didn't even notice that detail. I have just posted a cheat sheet complete with all of the Bella Solids I used and their sku numbers, see the latest post!

  2. I love your beautiful quilt! I actually bought the magazine yesterday at Target. I guess they put them out a day early! I'm glad. Congrats to you


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