One of my favorite parts of the job is to read the “I Am a Quilter” submissions from our fabulous readers. I love seeing how readers interpret the patterns in our magazines to make them their own. Sometimes the reader versions appear in different colorways, different sizes, different styles, and sometimes they’re very close the originals–all are inspiring!
After we published Scattered Leaves by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts in our October 2009 issue (you may remember seeing it on the cover), the reader response was enormous. You loved this pattern! We featured Delores Moore’s batiks version in the most recent “I Am a Quilter” column (read more about it in the October 2010 issue of APQ, on sale now), but there were so many awesome submissions that we thought it would be fun to share more of them here.
In case you don’t remember, here is the original:
And here is Delores’ version made in beautiful batiks:
Here are other great takes:
So, what do you think? Do these inspire you to make a version of Scattered Leaves? If so, download free instructions for our color option of this quilt. I don’t know about you, but these fall-inspired quilts (and the Iowa heat/humidity) have me anxiously awaiting autumn!
If you’ve made a quilt using instructions from American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, or Quilt Sampler, share it with us! E-mail your “I Am a Quilter” stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them to:
American Patchwork & Quilting, I Am a Quilter
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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