Okay. I can finally let the cat out of the bag. Know how I haven’t really been showing many Flock quilts? Well here is one of the reasons why; my first quilt with Flock is one the cover of the soon to hit the stands June 2012 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting:


You have no idea how excited I am. Not only do I love the heck out of Flock, and not only is this my first magazine quilt, but it landed smack dab on the cover. If I weren’t feeling so insanely sick right now I’d be skipping around the room.


This quilt was insane to make, not so much because it is a difficult quilt to make, but because it was done on the shortest of deadlines. I had to piece it in two days, and then send it off to the extraordinary Lisa Sipes, who had to quilt it lickity-split. And not only did she quilt it amazingly, but she also took care of the binding because we weren’t going to have time for the extra back-and-forth shipping and still make the deadline. You know I love the hell out of you, right Lisa???


I love the subtle complexity of Lisa’s quilting. Keep your eyes out for lots more collaborations between Lisa and me in the coming months and years. Yay!!!

Know what else I love about this quilt? The back. You know I’m going to have this back up on my bed every once in a while…


Wanna know another awesome thing about this quilt? Know who’s gonna have kits? Lola Pink Fabrics. The awesome just doesn’t stop. Love you J & J!!!

So keep your eyes out for the new issue of APQ; it goes on sale April 3rd. Yippee!!!!


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21 Responses to Awesomeness!!!

  1. 1

    WOW ! what excitement for you ! I love it ; the front and the back ! you and Lisa have a good thing going on here !

  2. 2

    oh , yeah ; does your wife know about Lisa ?? just asking ….

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    Heather says:

    Congratulations, Thomas! Beautiful quilt!

  5. 5

    I love this quilt! It makes a statement. If you did it in two days maybe I could di it in two weeks. I am sorry you are so ill. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. 6
    Martha Heidt says:

    This is just fabulous news!! I am so pleased for you and proud of you! All those half-square triangles! Two days! Good grief!! 🙂 I’ll be watching my mailbox!

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      thomas says:

      This quilt was actually surprisingly forgiving, though I do find myself far more comfortable with small pieces than large ones. And I keep meaning to call, but then end up perpetually submerged with projects like this…

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    MarciaW says:

    Congratulations and Congratulations and Congratulations! Lots of good thoughts headed your way for continued success.

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    thomas says:

    Thanks all!!! And keep your eyes out for more in the coming months…

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    Dr. S says:

    A W E S O M E ! ! !

  10. 10

    It looks great! Just ordered myself some Flock…

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    Martha Heidt says:

    My copy of the magazine just came. Your quilt looks SOOOO excellent! Thanks for the show and tell for my next quilt group meeting! 🙂

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    Jamie says:

    I just got my magazine today and wanted to find the quilt so that I could “pin” it! I love the unique take on the zig zag!! Congratulations!

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    thomas says:

    Thanks all for the love for this quilt. I am so happy with it, and so excited to be on the cover.

  14. 14

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