Friday, January 14, 2022

Synergy in Make Modern #44

I have news!!!

My pattern Synergy is in the Make Modern Magazine, Issue 44.

Synergy in Make Modern #44


Meet Synergy. Measuring 56" by 70", Synergy is made entirely with Island Batik Solids, provided to me free of charge by Island Batik. It is good to be an ambassador :-)

Orange Foliage, Rainbow Quilt


My favorite :-)


Breeze was a Brat


More Fall Foliage


Oh my beauty!

The quilt was completed in November 2021. The  pictures were taken on November 14, 2021. All instructions and pictures were sent on November 20, 2021. And then I had to sit tight till NOW.  

Sitting Tight?

Sunny Side Up

You have no idea how hard these last few months have been for me. This is a very big deal to keep bottled for this long a time. Therefore I am relieved (thrilled and giddy with happiness too) that I can now share this news with you.

Forgive me if I got a little trigger-happy :-)

Cloudy

Breezy

Sunny

I highly recommend the Make Modern magazine. Whereas a single pattern may cost about $12, you can get the entire issue (with 10 terrific patterns) for just $12. The 105 pages are chock full of quilty goodness with detailed patterns, features and articles!!!


But there is more. Isn't there always?

I wanted to see Synergy pattern in different colorways. Using EQ8, I modeled Synergy in Tantalizing Teals. But got stuck on the choice of background color. White was too plain, Black was too dark and Grey was too dull. But Yellow was perfect.

There was just one problem. I had about 12" of Island Batik Solid Yellow.  I needed 2.5 yards. I reached out to Maryellen, a fellow IB ambassador who owns the Etsy store MaryMackMadeMine. Maryellen rushed the fabric to me. I recommend her Etsy store for all your Island Batik needs.

Synergy in Island Batik Tantalizing Teals

Thanks to Maryellen, I was able to complete the quilt and shoot pictures to time this blogpost with the publication of the Make Modern, Issue 44. 

Frozen Pond = Poor Reflection



Hello Yellow!!!


Synergy Goes Wild!



Lighting up the Urban Landscape


Fire on Ice!!!


Paul: Is this your January challenge quilt for Island Batik?
Me: It can be.
Paul: But?
Me: But I made another quilt as my response to the challenge.
Paul: You could've killed two birds with one stone.
Me: But I have so many stones...
Paul: And you like throwing stones?
Me: I like playing with fabric, especially such gorgeous fabric.
Paul: Why stop at one when you can make two?
Me: Exactly!!! You totally get me :-)


Cold Weather, Hot Quilt!!!

Although Synergy (in Island Batik Tantalizing Teals with Yellow background) fulfills all requirements of the January IB challenge (Step by Step), I am sharing it here as a Synergy pattern.  All fabrics were provided by Island Batiks.

Upcoming Posts 
January 21, 2022 - Unboxing Video and Post
January 28, 2022 - Step by Step Challenge 

I will be sharing with all my favorite linky parties. See full list on the sidebar. But I'd like to hear from you. Which Synergy do you prefer - Rainbow Synergy or Teals Synergy? 


45 comments:

  1. Both quilts are lovely, Preeti! Congrats on having your pattern in Make Modern!

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  2. both are so pretty - congrats on being in the magazine - that must have really put a smile on your face.

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  3. Your photos are breathtaking! I love both colorways of this design. They are so different from each other, and each is striking in it's own way. Congratulations on making it into Make Modern!

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  4. Congrats! on your quilt pattern being in Make Modern. I've not heard of this publication, but will have to look for it. Your quilts are gorgeous and I especially like the yellow and teal one. Great choice for the background fabric!

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  5. The yellow with the blues and blue-greens is fabulous! The rainbow is great, of course, but the yellow really sings to me. Congratulations all around on your publication and two beautiful quilts. (And great pictures!)

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  6. Synergy is a beautiful quilt, Preeti! I live seeing it in both colorways, but I am really drawn to the rainbow version. Congratulations on being published!

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  7. Lovely! The split coloring gives the large shapes extra interest and movement.

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  8. Gorgeous work Preeti! The rainbow one is my favorite.

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  9. Beautiful pattern! Love the rainbow best. Congrats to you Preeti!

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  10. I like the rainbow-who doesn't? but I am head over heels for the yellow with teals!!! It looks like a great pattern with lots of versatility!!
    Congrats on being published again:)

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  11. Both versions are lovely. I have used Maryellen's excellent store too when I needed something. I really love the teal gradations, they have to be my current favorite.

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  12. Congratulations on the publication, being able to finally share a beautiful design, and having not only one but two quilts to show it off! :)

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  13. I like Both of them. But I love the Teal one the best. You now have me looking at two of my Navy colored jelly rolls with a yellow/cheddar background. Just re-subscribed to Modern Marks. Now to track down your pattern. Thank you. Congratulations!!!!

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  14. Congrats on being published yet again. I’m sure it’s something you’re going to have to get used to. Synergy is a great pattern, and your two quilts are fabulous and u inquest. My fave is…… um…… the rainbow.

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  15. Congrats on the publication and thanks for plugging my shop. The yellow really glows with the teals, good choice. And it almost looks like it changes shades against the different teals, very interesting effect, when it's a solid fabric.

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  16. They are both so yummy! I looove a good rainbow but your TT with yellow really pack a punch. xo

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  17. I love both your quilts. But the multi colored is my favorite. And I really enjoy your photos. You have some great surroundings to take those pictures.Have a nice weekend!

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  18. They're both very joyful (although I confess I prefer the first one), and you deserve both your accolade and the joy these quilts bring you after a fairly horrible December...

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  19. Both versions of Synergy are beautiful. It's hard to pick a favorite of the two. Congrats on being selected as an ambassador this year. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all those lovely fabrics.

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  20. Both Synergys are beautiful! I cannot choose a favourite. Congratulations on being published once more, Preeti. No wonder you are "thrilled and giddy with happiness". Fabulous photos!

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  21. Congrats on the publication, Preeti!!!
    Both quilts are gorgeous, it is dificult choosing just one.

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  22. GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on publication Preeti! I love your quilts!

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  23. Congratulations on your latest quilt publication, Preeti!!

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  24. Congratulations! Both versions are lovely!

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  25. Congratulations, Preeti! Both quilts are beautiful but I'm especially struck by your second version. The teal gradient effect against the solid yellow background is so unexpected and striking. You go, girl!!

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  26. Wow, both are gorgeous! But I have to admit that when I saw Teals Synergy I made a loud "wow"! Yellow background... but yes, so yes!
    Thank you so much for sharing , and congratulations for being published in MM magazine!
    Thank you for linking up today too ;)

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  27. I agree with everyone above. I like both of them. Such positivity!
    Congratulations on being published yet again, and a second nomination for Island Batiks brand ambassador. Good things are flowing your way!

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  28. That's such a great pattern! Both are very beautiful, but I have to say the Tantalizing Teal really took my breath away!

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  29. Congratulations, Preeti. Two exciting and colorful variations of your original pattern. You are very inventive.

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  30. Congratulations, Preeti!!!! I was so excited to see your name in Make Modern! Synergy is beautiful! I especially love the original rainbow version but those teals are lovely as well--love it with the yellow solid! I never would have thought to put them together but it looks breathtaking!

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  31. Congratulations on being published, Preeti! You want me to pick a favorite? I don't think I can. I love the rainbow colors in the first one, and the bright yellow in the second one.

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  32. Hi Preeti, congratulations on your quilt in Make Modern. It's a gorgeous quilt. I think that the yellow and teal is my favourite. It's sooo yummy! :-)

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  33. Gorgeous. . .both of them and my favorite shot was of the reflection too! Congratulations on being published!

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  34. Brilliant. Brilliant that you got a pattern into Make Modern, brilliant that you are an Island Batiks ambassador for another year and both quilts are brilliant. Love all the photographs of both quilts. Just one question what is the matching pop of yellow behind you and the quilt at the pond?

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  35. Fabulous n all accounts! I love all things rainbow but the teal and yellow is just saying make me!

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  36. Congratulations on having your pattern published. I love both of the colorways. I particularly enjoyed seeing all of the photos of the quilts in their glory, especially the photos with reflective images. Paul is a really patient quilt holder/

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  37. Congratulations! It's a great pattern. Both versions are great. Good call on the yellow background.

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  38. Congratulations on your publication and congratulations on two beautiful quilts, Preeti! I love them both but for some reason the Yellow one just tops the other as my favourite. Just as well I have a subscription to Make Modern...........!

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  39. Congratulations!!!! I love Synergy - and my favorite photo is where it reflects back at you - that is an amazing shot!!! Go you!!! and so proud you were able to keep it a secret - that had to be sooooo hard!!!

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  40. Congratulations on Synergy! It's gorgeous - in both fabulous color choices.

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  41. I love them both. Congrats on Make Modern...

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  42. Congratulations! They are both beautiful!

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  43. They picked a great ambassador, and they picked a great pattern to publish (respectively). The rainbow one is lovely but that yellow and teal one is like being punched. in. the. face. by the sunshine in a cloudless sky....just the ticket for a chilly January. :) Great combo!

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