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…

Where does the time go?

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.

Cool Sweets 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.

Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Banner

I'm pleased with the finished top and hope the guild will be able to use this banner for a long time.

Banner and Sewing Room Sneak Peek

I have a couple more shows coming up, the Spokane Interstate Fair and Washington State Quilters.  I have one quilt in the fair and SIX in the WSQ show.  Neither of these shows are juried but I am feeling a little pressure for the fair because my quilt won a special award last year.  I've never won anything at WSQ so no pressure there.  I won't find out until December if any of my quilts get into Quiltcon 2017 but I am working on a Michael Miller Challenge quilt for submission.

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