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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…

Office Daydreams

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I finished another quilt!  Office Daydreams:




This quilt was a design from an Instagram challenge I took part in, #30daysofquiltdesign .  There have been some pretty amazing designs in the challenge and I can't wait to see more finished quilts from it.


I named this quilt after my sister in law, Alexis, told me she thought my designed looked like file folders and well it really does.  This quilt came together so easily.  The design was a spin off from another design I had just finished.  I knew instantly that I wanted to use Me and You batiks from Hoffman Fabrics and the quilting design just happened.  In addition to the quilt top falling into place I had been dying to use Anna Marie Horner's Fibs and Fables Enchanted as a quilt back since it came out, which I also used as the binding.



When it all came together the perfect name was Office Daydreams and I have to admit that I do quite a bit of quilt day dreaming at work, sorry Boss, aka Dad.  For fun I took a back lit picture of the…

Blogger's Quilt Festival: part 2

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Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger Quilt Festival from now until the end of September and I entered two quilts.  The first was in the modern category, Peaks + Horizons.

The second quilt I entered is in the Original Design Category: Mountain Scene (full blog here)




Each blogger that enters a quilt has a chance of a great prize if they are voted the favorite for their category, so head on over to Amy's site and check out all the great quilts and blogs!!  I'm so excited to participate in the festival and have already found so many great blogs to follow!


Blogger's Quilt Festival: part 1

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Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Blogger's quilt festival!  This online festival showcases quilts and quilt bloggers from around the web and I've decided to enter two of my quilts!
The first quilt I entered is in the Modern Quilt Category: Peaks + Horizons (blogged about here & here)





Please take a few minutes and visit Amy's site to check out all the inspiring quilts and bloggers.  On September 24th you can vote for your favorite quilt in each category and the winner will receive some great prizes!!

Are you sitting down?

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I finished the notorious double wedding ring quilt!

This was a long process.  I loved this quilt from the beginning but allowed myself to be easily distracted.  Ok, some of those distractions were pretty amazing quilts but I decided enough was enough and I finished this baby!  The initial spark of inspiration was Alison Glass' beautiful batiks, Handcrafted 2.  The instant I saw these fabrics I knew I wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt.

I quilted this using a combination of horizontal lines and vertical echo lines.  The vertical lines ended up resembling a cable knit, nice secondary effect.

I'm a sucker for shocking pink and even have decor in my house this very color.  The backing is more Alison Glass Handcrafted 2.  I also got to skill build making this quilt because it was the first time I'd made a bias binding and for binding a scalped edge.  I have to admit one of the things that kept me from completing this project was worrying about the binding but I found a gre…