Quilty Stitches Feature and Giveaway

Make Modern Issue 2

A couple months ago the folks over at Make Modern, a new digital Australian based magazine, asked me if they could feature Quilty Stitches in an upcoming issue of their magazine…What fun!

Issue 2 of Make Modern was just released on November 1 and with it, a Quilty Stitches Feature.  The powers that be over at the Make Modern headquarters have kindly offered to give away three individual digital issues for 3 winners. =)


I haven’t had a chance to peruse my copy yet but I have scoped out all of the preview pics of issue 2 and it looks great!  You can check out the preview pics here.

So, I’m giving away 2 issues here on my blog–I want to know your favorite hand project you will be working on this winter.  Here are a couple that have recently caught my eye:

This Alphabet cross stitch sampler by Stitchrovia looks so fun!–You can find the pattern on Etsy.

Image courtesy of Stitchrovia on Etsy

The 2nd hand project that has recently caught my eye is one that I couldn’t find a great picture of easily.  I’ve seen it popping up here and there on instagram.  It’s an adorable little tote bag that Moda fabrics gave out at Quilt Market–it’s not available to purchase as far as I know but it’s oh so cute!!  The tote came with the threads needed to do all of the hand stitching on the bag.  There is a beautiful flower design on one side and on the other it says “There’s no place like Moda”–so cute!  This was the best picture I could find to give you a little bit of an idea of the design.

Moda Project

By the way, that is the front cover of the digital issue of Piece.  If you didn’t already know, Moda puts out a fun little digital catalog featuring the new and upcoming fabric lines several times a year.  You can find the newest issue here if you want to browse fabrics coming out in the next several months.  Keep in mind you can’t buy the fabrics here–you’ll need to ask for them at your local quilt shop and the new collections featured won’t be available for purchase until Spring 2015.

If anyone comes across or has an extra one of these little lovely totes I would loooove to take it off your hands!! =)

So, those are the 2 most recent projects that have caught my eye in the world of hand work.


Giveaway is now Closed.

If you’d like a chance to win a digital copy of Make Modern magazine, leave me a comment below letting me know your current hand work project or one you would like to give a whirl.  I’ll draw two winners sometime this week.  If you follow me on IG @lmshabby I’m giving away the 3rd copy over there. =)

Comments (88)

  • I’m planning on doing some hexi’s this winter. I just need to get some cut out.

  • I finally got my hands on the pattern Gossip in the Garden and a stack of Up Parasol fat quarters. Can’t wait to collect some embroidery threads to match and start stitching.

  • I have a bird quilt kit from Cinderberry Stitches that I’m going to try to start (after 5 years )! Congrats on this magazine article, very exciting.

  • HI, I will be working on a large embroidery “Bluework” piece of a snowman for a gift! Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m working on a vintage Improved 9-Patch quilt that had been abandoned – the blocks were sound but the connecting melon was incorrectly sized. It has a lot of character, mainly feedsacks.

  • How fun! I’m working on a redwork snowman called “Well Dressed Snowman” and hope to finish it in time to give a snowman-obsessed friend for Christmas. Here’s a link to the pattern:

    I wish I could see the bluework snowman Linda ^ is working on!

    Happy Stitching!

  • I’m working on hand embroidered flowers for hexagons for a quilt.

  • I have a project that needs some hexies, so will be working on them as well some crocheting along with my quilt projects.

  • I am working on oodles of Cross Stitch Christmas gifts!

  • Congrats on your continued and growing success!! We all knew you had it in you! I am currently hand quilting an quilt and doing a repro applique of an 1840’s quilt called Beyond the Cherry Tree. Way to go Corey and can’t wait to see what you will do next!! Hugs, Deb

  • I am cross stitching (stamped cross stitch) a disney princess quilt
    for my niece

  • Congrats. You know how I feel about you. I am so pleased for you. I am doing a cross stitch of an antique sewing machine for my studio and working on a quilt. Looking forward to you next adventure. Would love to have the magazine. I so look forward to your next post. xoxo Betty

  • I just finished mug rugs with hand embroidery. Now I am back to my quilty stitches blocks. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • I’m trying to knit a shawl for my mom, but it’s probably going to take me years! >_<

  • I’m going to be adding some embroidery features on a paper pieced Lego
    Captain Rex which will end up as a cushion for my Son. (Yes, Kristy over at Quiet Play has a lot to answer for!)

  • I am working on the last few blocks of Quilty Stitches.

  • I’m hoping to finish my quilty stitches cross stitch this winter.

  • I’m hand quilting a king sized (and then some) quilt and am also Epp’ing another.

    Soon I’d like to start your little patch work cross stich pieces. They’re darling.

  • I’m working on a pieced and wool applique QS quilt – it may take a year or two…lol. Thanks for sharing

  • I have two hand projects planned. One is a cross-stitch kit I bought from Bobbie G Designs which I’ve been working on in the evenings and the second project is to make Christmas ornaments from patterns I purchased from Betz White last year. They are made of felt.
    I loved your rainbow cross stitch project from earlier this year and made a little pillow top out of it.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I hope I win.

  • I really want to make one of the modern dogs cross stitch by heather of geckoRouge.
    Her designs are amazing!
    The magazine looks great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • My winter hand project is a sweater that I am crocheting.

  • I’m fairly new to patchwork and I want to give scrappy string piecing and bargello a try 🙂

  • I have a counted cross stitch pattern of 2 cats ( that look like my two cats), to work on…. must get started on it! Then I’ll make it into a pillow!

  • I’m making aprons for my sisters and I’m handstitching hexies on the pockets!

  • I’m working on some cross stitch right now. I love the pave of it! Thank you for the giveaway! Congrats on being in a magazine!!!

  • I have a pattern for a cute tabletopper from Northern Quilts- essentially it’s redwork on a few squares then quilted with other red and white blocks for topper. Really need to dig that pattern out and make sure I have the supplies! Moda tote sounds too cute!

  • I’m in the planning stages of a Dresden Plate table runner made with Christmas fabrics.

  • I’m working on a Christmas cross stitch to make into a pillow.

  • I have the modern building blocks kit to start once I move into my new house and get settled in my quilt room! I have one of your quilty stitches in the magazine and would love a free copy to see it !!! Thanks for the great quilty stitches project! I need a new one

  • I’m cutting out lots & lots of hexies for a queen size quilt & also crocheting hats for my 2 granddaughters for Christmas.

  • I plan to do some cross-stitching from Anna Maria’s book on needlework. Thanks!

  • I am going to be making pot holders as Christmas gifts for my daughters-in-laws.

  • My two current handwork projects are a pair of thrummed mittens for my friend and longarm quilter (we are bartering services) and The Rachael Holmes sampler by Heartstring Samplery. Oh, and Over the River by Crabapple Hill and blanket stitching 36 hearts for Sweetwater’s Love Letters quilt from Sew Red.

  • My current hand project….sigh I am still trying to get my quilty stitches completed. I am making progress slowly.

  • I currently am working on a tapestry pillow top and am finishing up the two Quilty Stitches projects that you presented in your previous blogs. Love your work and am looking forward to more in the months to come. The initial wallhanging looks like a fun project – love the bright colors.

  • I’ll be working on my Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt this winter…I hope to get the top all pieced so I can start the hand quilting. I’m also piecing a tumbler quilt by hand…both quilts have 1930s fabrics…some reproduction & some from my Grandma’s stash.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Thank You!!!! The magazine sounds wonderful!!!! I am going to be working on two different kinds of birdie ornies!!!!!

  • I am working on a wall quilt with blocks that contain the Lord’s Pray embroidered.

    Patricia C

  • I have some applique on a baby quilt that I need to get to soon.

  • I’m working on my Farmer’s Wife quilt and choosing some hand-done blocks to add to the machine-pieced ones. I am also going to knit or crochet a hat or scarf out of a beautiful bulky yarn. Decisions, decisions!

  • Love magazines and in particular, modern quilt magazines. Today I went through my bin of projects and pulled out some Christmas wool felt tree decorations that will be perfect to work on while watching tv in the evenings.

  • I just picked up a new book “Teeny Tiny Menagerie” by Noriko Komurata and will be trying out some of her animals!

  • I am embroidering the numbers 1-25 on tiny Christmas stockings to make an Advent count down for my grand children. I couldn’t figure out a way to “write” the numbers to stitch over them so it’s free form and I usually stitch with a hoop and it’s not possible with these. So it’s looking very primitive , perhaps by the time I get to #25 my technique will improve. Anyway it’s a nice carry along project and doable by December 1.
    Thank you for the chance to be a winner

  • I am not a huge handwork person. I try. I am putting a binding on a quilt by hand right now. I do like cross stitch and have a piece I want to finish that I started when I was still at home (about 30 years ago…ahaha)

  • I’m making lots of fabric Christmas ornaments for decorating my quilt guild’s entry in “Festival of Trees”.

  • I would also like one of those cute Moda bags! I have begun a new crochet project. Helps me unwind before going to bed at night.

  • I am working on the Snow Happens table runner by Birdbrain.

  • I’ll be adding some hand stitching to a wall hanging I’m working on.

  • I’m working my way through a sampler from a hand embroidery class on Craftsy. I’m really enjoying it!

  • I’m working on a set of teacup dishtowels.

  • Well it might be winter over there but over here our summer is just about to start. I have recently started to sew the Quilty Stitches. So far I have stitched the borders and the first block. My goal is to have it completed by the end of this year.

  • Pretty much the only handwork I do is stitching on a quilt binding, or in rare instances, hand applique.

  • Unfortunately, my hand work mainly consists of hand binding quilts and crochet. I’d like to start a hexie quilt, but I have to many unfinished projects. But finishing is a good thing!!!

  • Am working on some English paper piecing hexies and I have also made three mini Quilts that I want to hand quilt.

  • I’m embrodering the squares for a pattern by Ella & Skysie baby quilt.

  • I will be doing some hand work on a quilt top my grandmother started in the 1940’s. It was left unfinished when she died and I inherited it. Parts of it are stained and fragile, but I am going to try to restore its integrity and give it new life!

  • I’m just about to stitch down some Dresden plates for some cushions I am making for a Christmas gift. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • I am hand quilting a patriotic quilt, and it’s almost done! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • I am hoping my first quilt, I will probably start with a scrap quilt.

  • I am slowly hand quilting a quilt and also still cross stitching my summer sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.

  • I’m decorating a quilted wreath wall hanging with hot-fix crystals.

  • I alternate between a hexi project and some crazy quilt blocks from a Craftsy class I took.

  • I never had a chance to work on your cross stitch quilt blocks, so that is one project I would like to work on. Another is a counted cross stitch Christmas stocking for my granddaughter. I also have a number of other things that are making my fingers itch to stitch. cdahlgren at live dot com

  • I always make Christmas ornaments for my kids, even though they are adults. The last several years I’ve used wool felt to make them. I know what I am going to make this year, but I haven’t gotten started yet. Soon!

  • A little late to the party…I’ve discovered how much fun it is to make hexagons! I’ve got a bunch of hexis finished in Christmas prints, and I want to use them to decorate pillows and stockings. Hopefully I will make it for 2014. :0)

  • I’m actually working on your tutorial for Birdie Stitches! I’ve recently picked it up again as the days grow shorter and colder.

  • I’m working on a cross stitch piece, from the all our yesterdays range.

  • STill working on Quilty Stitches. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I have a holiday sampler that I am stitching up for a girlfriend for a holiday surprise! thank you!

  • I am working on some embroidered vintage looking Christmas ornaments. Fun!

  • I’m working on a quilt with a fishing theme this winter and hope to finish it very soon. Also working on a red work cross stitch sampler and then onto numerous other projects that involve more quilting and hand stitching.

  • I’m working on an embroidery of kitchen measures.

  • I’m finishing up an I spy quilt for my kiddos!

  • I’ve been working on a quilt-a-long with Jeni @ woolen willow designs that I hope to finish soon. Next up is a hexi project … have fabrics stashed and paper pieces waiting!

  • I am working on “Appalachian Memories Quilt” by Beth B Dix at Primrose Lane. It has 12 barns with barn quilts on them. I am coloring in the barn quilts and all the embroidery is brown.

  • I just bought a cute winter table runner with embroidery snowmen in the center. Can’t wait to get it started. Would love to win.

  • I’m currently working on a very large, very intricate blackwork sampler (I blogged about it on Sunday if you’re interested). When that’s finished I’ve got the chart for a gorgeous crewel work alphabet sampler all lined up to stitch.

  • I’ll be honest I’ve never done embroidery before- – but now it’s on my to do list after reading all these comments! That rose on the moda magazine looks fantastic- I’d love to learn on that!

  • I started a needle book in the spring with an embroidered cover and I need to finish it up.

  • Thanks for the giveaway – I really enjoyed my sampler from you – nice to go back to cross stitch once in a while – and I love the alphabet you showed in this post.

  • I’m working on a super large hexi quilt I saw on the net……great chance to try hexi’s without working on those little tiny pieces.

  • I just ordered Playful Petals by Corey Yoder. I want to try my hand at the Tiled Petals patterns which for a novice I know is going to be a challenge, but I am willing to give it a try.

  • I hope to start a new red and white hand embroidery winter quilt. This project will be something I can take to my weekly sewing group. I would love to have one of those little Moda totes. Thanks for the chance to check out this magazine.

  • I plan on making a flower hexi throw using Liberty fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • I am hand quilting a modern quilt using big stitches, like sashiko.

  • The joy is in the gift giving and the fabric and thread you use are so important. Making snowmen for a quilt and the globe and base are hand embroidered.

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