Last year, though we are a quarterly e-magazine, we actually produced 5 issues. You see, we put together a special bonus issue for the holidays, outside of and in addition to our regular quarterly release cycle. We offered it free to our loyal subscribers and at a discounted rate for single issue purchasers as a thank you for all of the love and support for Fat Quarterly from our generous community. It turned out to be a great issue — one of our best yet.
We decided it was time for another bonus issue but, to keep y’all on your toes, our 2011 special won’t be a holiday issue. Instead, we’re calling our bonus issue Fall Inspired and have pulled together a wide variety of original and creative sewing patterns celebrating the season. It’s got touches of Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the overall vibe of a cool, crisp autumn afternoon.
Fall Inspired will be available beginning this Friday, October 7th, and you’ll find the quilt above — the fabulous Pond Ripples, designed by Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cloud 9 Fabrics and pieced and quilted by Kristen Danis of KD-Quilts — and many more sewing projects to help put you in the spirit of the season. Once again, this issue is a special gift to our subscribers and will be available at a reduced rate for single issue buyers.
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of our Fall Inspired issue!