Modern by the Yard Cover

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At the beginning of the year I had several deadlines, four in fact all due before QuiltCon in February, and now that the latest issue of Modern by the Yard e-zine is out I can finally share my Follow the Leader quilt!!

Click HERE for the free pattern/e-zine

My Follow the Leader quilt features Christa Watson's newest fabric line with Benartex Contempo Studio, Abstract Garden.  I love Christa's playful prints and that each of her lines coordinate with the other previous lines.  The background on this quilt are grey prints from her Fandangle fabric collection.


This design is fat quarter friendly and is 100% compatible with one of my favorite templates, the Tri-Rec tool!  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures before sending the quilt to Benartex.  I did manage to get a quick shot of the quilt top.  I can't help but smile when I see all those bright cheerful colors.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  It's comp…

Lily's Quilt

I finished the triangle quilt.

Lily's Quilt

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Now you may have noticed that this looks different from the quilt top I shared in an earlier post, it is.  After I finished sewing the binding it I threw it in the wash with a set of coral, expensive sheet, and a color catcher, poor choice.  The sheet bleed and dyed the boarder a soft pink-orange, a yellow piece of fabric to golden and half of the binding from a true grey to blue-grey.  I was devastated but then I showed the quilt to three people asking them if they could see my BIG mistake and they couldn't so I've decided it's ok to still give to Lily.  Lesson learned, even expensive sheets bleed color.  I ship the quilt off tomorrow and am overall pleased with the look, dye and everything.  I actually made Lily a stroller sized rag quilt in the same fabric (Hometown by Sweet Water)  when my friend got her.  My late husband liked this fabric line also.  My first quilt was made with this line, it's gotten alot of usage.

A quick side note, I'm really liking the look of the snail's trail block, always have really.  I've been checking out pics online this evening trying to come up with a way to make it more contemporary.  I'm still working on it.

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