Modern by the Yard Cover

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…

Favorite Finishes - Best of 2016 Linky Party

Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs is hosting a Best of 2016 Linky Party where bloggers can share their five "best" posts.  I decided to join in the fun and share five of my favorite finishes of 2016!

No. 1:  Graffiti Rings

I started this quilt in 2015 and 14 months later had finally finished my first double wedding ring quilt!  It was quite the accomplishment and one done entirely for me.  This quilt isn't going in shows it's going in my family room and I love it.

No. 2: Office Day Dreams

This design came together so fast and I love how it turned out.  I don't work with prints all that often but I love Me + You batiks by Hoffman Fabrics.

No. 3: Peaks + Horizons

This quilt started as a design using binding tape but that was an epic fail so it ended as a vast negative space quilting experiment.  I'm glad the first design failed.

No. 4: Mountain Scene

This quilt brought together my old creative life as a landscape oil painter and my new life as a geometric design quilters.  It was so fun to make and I had a great inspiration, Bob Ross!

No 5: Modern Stepping Stones

This was one of my first quilt designs I fell in love with.  It is inspired by Roar + Rabbit designs for West Elm and set me on the path of my current design and quilting style.

There are many many other quilts that are my favorites of 2016: Quarter Hours, The Cool Kids, Busby Berekley Inspired Popsicles, Ashley Goldberg Design 0440a Improv Quilt, and one secret sewing project I can't share yet, but the point of this is to share my favorite five finishes of 2016.

I hope you enjoyed the 2016 look back and will take some time to check out the other bloggers Best of 2016 at Meadow Mist Designs.  I can't wait to see what happens in 2017!!


  1. Wow I love all your pieces!!! Great job on all of them.

    1. Thank you Kris, I made alot of quilts in 2016 so it was really fun putting together a post for the linky party.

  2. I am just in love with your double wedding ring quilt! Such a great bunch of fabrics and a real modern pop.

    1. Thank you Alison! It was a long project but completely worth it in the end.

  3. Beautiful finishes, I am blown away by your wedding ring quilt, I love it! Thanks for linking up the Best of 2016 link party!

    1. Thanks Cheryl, It's such a great idea I really enjoyed looking over everyone's posts and finding your blog.

  4. Beautiful projects for 2016. I love all your quilts.


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