Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I’m in American Quilter Magazine!

“Fall Color” by Susan Brubaker Knapp (2013)
My work, “Fall Color,” is featured in the September 2013 issue of Amerian Quilter magazine! The article explains how I made the piece, with a focus on my thought process, and how I worked through some technical and artistic issues as I created the piece. A line drawing pattern is included if you want to make your own version.

It is made with fusible applique and a lot of thread sketching.

The piece is based on a photo I took several years ago of some beautiful maple leaves on the street in front of my house. I loved the photo for its beautiful, strong, clear color, and detail:

Here are some detail shots of the finished piece:

The magazine is available in the United States on newsstands and at quilt shops and many craft stores. To find out more, or to subscribe, visit

P.S. I just got home this morning from New Zealand. I didn’t have much time, or good internet connections, when I was there, so I only blogged once, but there is a lot more coming later this week. I had a fabulous time!