Modern by the Yard Cover

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…

Back and Quilting

I'm back from Pasadena.  I had a wonderful time taking in all the beautiful quilts showcased there.  Even my mother, who claims not to have a creative bone in her body, enjoyed looking at the quilts.  I encourage you to do a google search of this year's show, or click on the link to see an image search I've done.

Summer Sunset hanging at Quiltcon

Almost as soon as I was unpacked I started working on my next quilt, Modern Stepping Stones.

Modern Stepping Stones
I really enjoyed making this quilt, I suppose that's why it came together so quickly.  It got it's name for a couple reasons: 1) the circles look like stepping stones and 2) symbolically I feel this quilt and the last have been stepping stones into my quilty point of view.

Modern Stepping Stones - detail
I really liked piecing this quilt.  I love problem solving and this designed gave me the opportunity to work with a new technique.

Modern Stepping Stones - quilting
As usual, I quilted this on my domestic machine using a walking foot.  I was inspired by the quilting on the Eames Block Quilt by Lorena Maranon.  I love how the circles were quilted using a mix of straight lines and circles.

Modern Stepping Stones - back
The backing fabric is Typography: Script in Lavender by Jessica Jones.  The text reads, "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."  I liked the juxtaposition of a classic typing drill with the bold modern graphic quilt top, it's also the right color.

I'll have to take a break from "my" quilts and make some baby quilts.  I have a niece and nephew arriving in the next few weeks!!!


  1. This is such a wonderful quilt much movement and I really like the illusion of transparency. Gorgeous!!

    1. Thank you again, this quilt really set the tone for my whole year.


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