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It Never Rains but It Pours Quilt News

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There's been no end to the quilt news coming in this week, a new quilt along, quilt show acceptance, a magazine feature.  So much to share so I'm just going to jump in.


I'm teaming up with my good friend Christa Watson, christaquilts.com, to host a quilt along starting in September.  I designed the Infrastructure quilt for Christa's new fabric line Geo Pop and am so excited to be working with Christa again.  I'll be making a version of the quilt in the new Benartex Superior Solids and Christa will be using her fabrics.  
If you're interested in getting a head start Christa has kits available on her website and we both have patterns available for sale in our shops.  There will be more information about the quilt along and the fabulous giveaway as we get closer to September.


Next up I have some quilt show news.  Earlier this week I found out that my quilt, Banner Day, will be part of the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Hou…

Glamour Shots

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Jennifer at Simply Imagine Photography took some amazing pictures of my quilts this week for entries in Quiltcon East 2017 and Modern Quilt Showcase.  She did an outstanding job!  I know these pictures can only help.


I also submitted a quilt I've been working on to Modern Patchwork Magazine for their Quiltcon edition.  I'll know in September sometime what they decide, exciting time of year for sure.
In addition to the new show entries I entered Canoe Paddles into the outdoor quilt show in Sisters, OR, not juried.  I think the style of that quilt is a good fit for the venue and I still love it so much I like showing it off :)

Finally Getting Somewhere

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Last August I bought Alison Glass's Handcrafted 2 fabric line and decided to make a double wedding ring with it, see earlier post.  I got right to cutting my pieces and then I set the project aside but I've recently been motivated to finish it.  A couple things prodded me along, positive feedback on Instagram after posting my WIP for #igquiltfest and I finished Peaks + Horizons so quickly.
I had to layout my dwr pieces before I could start to sew.  Since my design wall wouldn't fit more than 4 x 5 of the centers I have more layout work to do, the final quilt will be 5 x 6 centers.


After several sewing sessions, today I finished the first layout.  I haven't joined the columns together because I need to add another center to the bottom of each but it's definitely getting there.

I like the feel of this quilt so far.  It kind of reminds me of graffiti.  I'm really happy that I'm finishing this project, finally.  I've already been investigating ways to quilt th…