10 November 2010

Magazine heaven

I'm a magazine addict and always have been. I love the smell of a brand-new magazine and enjoy the feel of turning the pages to expose something I've never read before. When my faves arrive in the same week, I am in magazine heaven.

Issue 144 of Down Under Quilts is now available. I have a couple of articles in this issue. One of the most glorious quilts you will ever see is included in one of the articles - it is Kim McLean's Blue Toile quilt. I first saw it at the Australasian Quilt Convention last year and was blown away by her precision. Gorgeous.

Issue 3 of Down Under Textiles has also arrived. You can't buy this one in a newsagent but, if your local quilt shop doesn't stock it, you can buy it here. I have a couple of articles in this magazine, also. There's also an article about sun printing by Julie Haddrick that has me reaching for my fabric paints - her samples are fab!

Now even though I can't hold this magazine in my hand (it arrives by email), I forgive Fat Quarterly because issue 3 has the theme of fussy cutting - oh, bliss! It gives me great pleasure to fussy-cut motifs from fabrics and to stitch them together to create different patterns. Great patterns. You can buy your copy here.

And if that's not enough, the Winter 2010 issue of Studios is heading my way. Truly magazine heaven this week!

On a sad note, though, another of my fave magazines has ceased publication. The November issue of Notebook: magazine is the last, since News Magazines decided it wasn't making enough money. That's the harsh reality of magazine publishing - magazines can't continue on love alone. So I'm determined to enjoy the ones I have!

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