Thanksgiving isn't a holiday here in Australia but I do like the idea of being thankful and goodness knows I have a lot to be thankful for. Too much to list here but here are just a couple of things I'm thankful for today.

The latest Simply Moderne magazine arrived in my letterbox.

Lo and behold - there's an article about me and photos of my quilts. 

I couldn't resist a photo of myself holding up the photo of myself. The photo in the magazine is a photo of when I won Best in Show at Sydney this year. I think I had that happy but shocked look on my face for quite a while afterwards.

Ever since Carol from Simply Moderne saw my Undercover Colour quilt hanging in the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show she knew she wanted it as a pattern for the magazine. It's always fun seeing how they display and photograph quilts. They've made it look so perfect for Christmas. 

For those who havent seen this quilt before the twist is that each of the shapes flip up to reveal a colour underneath. It was my way of making a colourful quilt for the red and white challenge at the 2015 Sydney Quilt Show. 

It would be wonderful to see it made in other colours with different surprises behind the shapes. 

No it's all about me, there's lots of other great things in this edition, in fact the magazine is jam packed with wonderful things. This is just a taste of the other great features. 

A pattern called Tennessee Lightning by LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts

A really interesting article by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession. She talks about our stashes, how to organise them and use them. Kathy also has a great hexagon pattern.

There are features about quilt shows in Tokyo and Vermont with lots of quilt photos.

Articles about two of my favourite quilting legends, Ruth McDowell

And Keiko Goke who's quilts always make me smile. 

Plus more patterns and projects to make, other featured quilters, every page is inspiring eye candy.
Here's the cover again so you know what to look out for or buy here direct from Simply Moderne/ Quiltmania.

The Australian Modern Quilt Show is this weekend!!! As the sun rises tomorrow morning I'll be catching the train into Sydney to go and help set up the hall and hang quilts. I'm very thankful to have two quilts in the show. They're two new ones that I'm looking forward to sharing with you but I'll be busy at the show so won't be able to blog about them until next week. If you haven't found me on instagram yet I'm @bluemountaindaisy and I'll post photos of my quilts and the show there.  I love blogging but I've finally seen how convenient, easy and fun instagram is. 

Here are all the details of the Modern Quilt Show. Make it if you can, I know it's going to be a really great show.

So happy Thanksgiving everyone whether it's a holiday in your country or not, it's always good to be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives.