Showing posts from March, 2016

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…

Yes, I Wash My Quilts

I just finished this quilt, Peaks + Horizons.  Named because of the overall appearance but also because there is not one vertical quilt line in the quilt.
I also wanted to take a minute and explain why I wash my quilts, all my quilts even the ones I intend to enter into shows.  There are a couple reasons, one is aesthetics, I like the crinkle look, and the second because form start to finish my quilts get dirty.  Take this quilt for example.  I finished piecing the top and was ironing it when my daughter came over, sans diaper, stood on the 6 inches resting on the floor and peed, yep peed on my quilt top.  I did my best to clean it up but there was no way to wash the quilt at this point.  Next, while I was basting my beagle snuck into the room and ran across it with her dirty paws.  Finally, while quilting this top my daughter came up to me saying "I don't like it," and set some trash with strawberry jelly on the quilt.  Needless to say I HAD to wash this quilt.  It survi…