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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…

TA DA!!

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I finished a throw size quilt (57 x 68) and not just any quilt but the Busby Berkeley Inspired Popsicles quilt I've been working on for a couple months, almost exactly two months!

I don't typically design using blocks but I couldn't pass up this Popsicle inspiration.  When I design I usually see the whole area as a blank canvas to create on so it was unusual for me to start with a block.  The idea first came into my head when I saw a great promo for craftsy.com featuring some popsicles.  Around the same time I started thinking about some old movies I'd seen and for whatever reason I landed on Busby Berkeley and his over the top choreographed dance scenes but it wasn't until I was laying out my quilt top with the popsicles that I got the idea to combine the two inspirations.


This quilt was a change challenge for me and even though my points don't match up I'm very proud that I saw it through to the end.  I also chose quilting to accentuate the Busby Berkeley t…

Where does the time go?

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Sorry for the long blogosphere absence, it hasn't been intentional.  I've had a crazy last 5 - 6 weeks.  My oldest niece got married and all the hoopla surrounding that, I went on a camping trip, my daughter had 4 root canals  and have been working on a couple secret projects.  None of these activities help in the actual sewing of a quilt but I did get a lot of designing done and one baby quilt.
This was a fun quilt to make, very cheerful.  I did the math for piecing the Popsicle on point and have to say may calculations were much more forgiving on this quilt top then on the 11" Popsicle blocks.


I didn't want the quilting to take away from the Popsicle so I kept it very simple but added a wood grain to the stick.

And finally one of the main reasons I made the quilt... to give it to my daughter.


I also worked on a banner for the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild.  I finished the top and am hoping one of our talented guild members will quilt it.

I'm pleased with the fi…