Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)
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Introducing Precession {LP&Q Issue 68}

With a plan to start traveling in Wabi-Sabi Overland at the end of April next year, I have started tapering off on secret sewing (aka sewing for magazine) projects. Precession is my last publication in Love, Patchwork & Quilting for a while, and I am pleased to get to share it with you today.

Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

I actually designed Precession as a block study which is one quarter of a finished granny square block in the full quilt. The block looked like a top tipped over waiting to be spun, which lead to me naming it Precession. Precession is the motion of the rotation axis of a spinning body, which is often best seen as the wobbling in the pin of a spinning top.



Precession is made from Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Snow (background), Pink, Candy Pink, and Cerise. I quilted Precession with 50wt Aurifil 2021 (natural white). I started by quilting the background on my longarm and finished with some straight line quilting over the piecing on my domestic machine.

Precession Pillows

Precession Pillows

The Precession project also includes 2 pillow covers for 18 inch pillow forms.

Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Precession in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Precession finishes at 54″ x 72″.

If you are interested in making your own version of Precession, you can find the pattern in Issue 68 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting, which released last Thursday (November 29th) and will be available in the US in another 4-6 weeks. The magazine is also available for purchase as a digital download.

Linking up with Amanda’s final Finish it Friday. Thank you Amanda, for everything over the years and best wishes for the next chapter!

21 thoughts on “Introducing Precession {LP&Q Issue 68}

  1. Beautiful work, Yvonne! The quilting is what really clinches it for me. You made great use of that negative space!

  2. Cindy Pieters says:

    Precession is a beautiful quilt! I love how you played with the pinks, it looks simple and yet stunning.

  3. Another pretty quilt. I always learn something when I read your posts, and I appreciate the thought you put into the naming of your quilts.

  4. Alison says:

    Very lovely and I love the patching pillows!

  5. Love this one Yvonne! It’s shimmery, and like a star, you seem to see it better when you do not look directly at it! So cool.

  6. jayne says:

    Love the pinks you used in this quilt! The way the lightest pink melts in to the background is delicious!!

  7. It’s so beautiful, Yvonne! I love the flower quilting in the negative space and the pretty shades of pink are so lovely.

  8. Another lovely pattern Yvonne. I like this as it feels relatable to me and very doable. Fun to see you making something with pink – it is very pretty. Nice choices for the quilting too.

  9. Patty says:

    Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the magazine publish!

  10. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne, This is a beautiful quilt you have designed and shared with us today! Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a fabulous day!

  11. Another beautiful finish! I love the inclusion of the matching pillows.

  12. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Congrats. I like those Kona colours. I’ve been following your build over at IG. I hope you finish in time to start travelling in April.

  13. Kaja says:

    Another clever design – I really like it. When I first looked at the photo of the quilt it almost seemed to be shivering or shimmering, like a trick of the light.

  14. Elizabeth E. says:

    Woohoo!! Congratulations on having another quilt find it’s way into print. So exciting, and it is a lovely quilt. (I’m also excited for your upcoming traveling, too.)

  15. aquilterstable says:

    This is really pretty and I think your quilting really enhanced it.

  16. Another lovely pattern. I really enjoy seeing what you create with a limited number of fabrics and colours.

  17. Kate says:

    Congrats on a beautiful new pattern release!

  18. Amista Baker says:

    I really like this one, and the quilting is so beautiful! Cant wait to get the magazine!

  19. Karen says:

    The quilt is lovely. I appreciate leaning new things and terms – especially from math geeks. Now I know what precession means. But I’m still confused on this being a 1/4 granny square. It looks like a stretched out granny square to me. I actually called my husband over to help sort this out for me. He’s wowed by your quilt as well and loves the gradient of the colors. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Lisa J. says:

    This is another wonderful design Yvonne. I like that it goes down just one side of the quilt. It really does look like it spins. Beautiful!

  21. sue7oaks says:

    Lovely quilt Yvonne! Congrats on the publication!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)