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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…

WSQ Show Outcome

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Beyond all belief I received not one but two ribbons at the Washington State Quilters show this weekend!  I had a total of six quilts in the show you can see them here.


Here's a closer look at the ribbons:



I know that I've said it before, here, but just because a quilt doesn't do well at a show or doesn't even get in don't give up on it.  Remember last month Mountain Scene was folded in half and hung shamefully in the rafters with a red ribbon screaming "B grade work" on it and this month it was chosen from all the quilts in the show to receive the Featured Quilter's Award, by Robin Waggoner.  So don't give up on those quilts near and dear to you that you are sharing at shows.  I'd also like to brag about our local Modern Quilt Guild, INMod. Two other member Wendy and Jeannine won ribbons for quilting and Wendy won first place in the modern category, very exciting.
I've been busy designing and sewing.  I designed this quilt because I really w…

My First Pattern

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For a couple months now I've been working on a quilt pattern and it is finally finished!


I designed this for the MQG Quilt of the Month 2017 but was not selected, which is a bonus for everyone because now I can offer it for sale in my Etsy shop.  Those rejection emails can be hard to take but I've found after the first initial blow it's not hard to move on or, in this case, turn it into a positive.

I really fell in love with this quilt.  I started off with the idea clocks missing 15 minutes and continued the clock theme into my quilting.  I used the negative space to create gems, sapphires are commonly used in clock works and then quilted the clock blocks with different size clock hands.  I almost quilted the background in a diagonal line but in the end choose vertical giving it that 19th century parlor room feel, perfect for the overall feel of this quilt.  This quilt is about details and I changed it up by adding color to the binding in just the upper left corner.




I am alre…